Alice is an experienced researcher specialising in qualitative research methods and innovative research outputs. She joined the Young Foundation in October 2014 on a secondment from IPPR (the Institute for Public Policy Research). She is working with the research team across a range of projects including ‘A Socially Sustainable Northern Ireland’ and tackling poverty in Wales through viable alternatives to payday loans.
At IPPR Alice specialised in immigration and integration policy. She carried out detailed research into public attitudes to immigration and led IPPR’s programme of qualitative research. Recent work includes IPPR’s flagship report on integration: ‘Shared Ground: Strategies for living well together in an era of high immigration’ and Be Here Now, a graphic novel which accompanies the Shared Ground report.
Before joining IPPR in 2009, Alice worked at the Poppy Project, run by Eaves Housing, as a research and information officer. She carried out research about the experiences of women who had been trafficked into prostitution. She also worked as an immigration caseworker at Wilson & Co solicitors, preparing asylum applications and immigration appeals, predominantly with Somali, Turkish and Iranian clients.
Alice has a BA in Law with French from the University of Sheffield and an MSc in Human Rights from the London School of Economics.
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