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Jen Portice

ARC Research Fellow – Inequalities and Marginalised Communities


My background is in political and social psychology. I am particularly interested in power dynamics. My PhD research focused on migration, diversity and social cohesion. Looking at how politicians mobilise anti-immigration sentiments, and how UNHCR refugees experience settlement in the UK, focusing on assumptions and identity. I have also conducted research on police and protest experiences, looks at COP26 as a case study for understanding perspective, experience, and perception from both groups. Methodologically I have used mixed methods, though I have more experience conducting qualitative work specifically the use of ethnographic approaches.

Summary of research project 

I am currently working on several projects. My personal interest is in marginalised populations, refugee and asylum seekers. Along with other ARC colleagues I am conducting exploratory work to understand the specific needs and challenges of refugees and asylum seekers in term of health and care.

Areas of interest 

  • Power imbalance
  • Migration
  • Refugees and Asylum seekers
  • Social Identity
  • Ethnographic approaches

Get in touch

Email:  [email protected]
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-1252-1343