Simon McMahon is a Research Fellow at Coventry University in the UK. He joined the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations as a Research Fellow in September 2014. He is the author of Immigration and Citizenship in an Enlarged European Union (Palgrave, 2015) and editor of The Handbook of International Political Economy of Migration (co-edited with Leila Talani, Edward Elgar, 2015), as well as often contributing to more mainstream outlets such as The Guardian, Open Democracy and The Conversation. Simon successfully completed his PhD at King’s College London in 2013. He has also been a visiting researcher at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy and the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Migration at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain and has taught European politics and migration studies in the UK and the Czech Republic. Prior to joining the Centre, Simon developed and implemented approaches to evidence-based policy and practice at The Social Innovation Partnership, in particular as Evidence and Evaluation Manager at Project Oracle, a children and youth evidence hub managed by The Social Innovation Partnership and London Metropolitan University and funded by the Greater London Authority, the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime and the Economic and Social Research Council.

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