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Dr Lisa Goodson


Institute for Research into Superdiversity

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology, School of Social Policy

Lisa Goodson is a lecturer in the Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology, School of Social Policy, where she co-ordinates social policy research modules at post graduate level as well as teaching and tutoring on undergraduate modules in new migration. She is a major contributor to the PG degree programme in Migration, Superdiversity and Policy.

Lisa has been at the forefront of research exploring the experiences and consequences of migration in the UK and Europe. Common themes that cut across her research and teaching on migration issues include: integration and cohesion, poverty and social exclusion, gender and health, and approaches to welfare provision for migrants in an age of super-diversity.

Lisa specialises in qualitative research methodologies and has extensive experience working with a range of community groups. Her work with excluded communities has led to the development of an accredited community research training programme which is a core workstream within the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) of which Lisa is a founder member.  This programme aims to develop a longitudinal repository of data on superdiversity and extend the impact of the work undertaken by IRiS.

She has been Principal Investigator on a range of research projects sponsored by a wide range of funders including the European Union, Urban Land Institute, Volkswagen Foundation, Barrow Cadbury Trust, research councils, local and national Governments, charitable trusts and statutory agencies.


Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology