London Metropolitan University Research Institutes


The first strand of research carried out by this group is the analysis of migration paths, diaspora networks, immigration policies and the transfer of skills and knowledge.

The second focuses on ethnic identities in articulation with class, age and gender.

In both strands issues of integration and social cohesion are a major focus.

The members of the group are:

Nick Mai (convenor)
Marko Bojcun
Irene Gedalof
Tony Murray

ISET Research projects in this area include:

ESRC: A comparative study of the representations of ‘suspect’ communities in multi-ethnic Britain and of their impact on Muslim and Irish communities (Mary Hickman, Lyn Thomas, Sara Silvestri)

ESRC: Migrant workers in the UK Sex Industry (Nick Mai)

EPSRC: Intra-Firm and Inter-Firm Knowledge Transfers and Productivity in the Retailing Sector (Allan Williams, Sergio Salis)

Joseph Rowntree Foundation: Rhythms and Realities of Everyday Life: improving our understanding of immigration and social cohesion (Mary Hickman, Umut Erel, Nick Mai, Helen Crowley)

ESRC: Internationalisation and innovation in the service sector: the role of international migrants and UK (London) hotels (Allan Williams)

Smurfit Foundation: Archive of the Irish in Britain (Tony Murray)

ESRC: Changing and Claiming Ethnic Identities in the 1991 and 2001 censuses (Mary Hickman)

EU Thematic Network on 'Strategies for Financial Integration with Stronger Social Cohesion (FISC) and Democratic Control in Europe' (John Grahl)

EU Thematic Network on Improvement of Economic Policy Coordination (EPOC) for Full Employment and Social Cohesion in Europe (John Grahl)

ESRC project "A Hidden Population in Multi-Ethnic Britain: the Second-Generation Irish". (Mary Hickman)



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