Jacqui is the Director of the Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity (GEM), which is hosting the Migration and Mobility Network in collaboration with TORCH.
As Director of GEM, Jacqui manages a wide portfolio of knowledge exchange and research projects which aim to extend and deepen COMPAS’s international contribution to the reciprocal sharing of expertise and ideas among academics, policy makers, professionals, civil society, lawyers, foundations, school students and others in the field. Jacqui’s own work focusses on local government and migration, integration and inclusion and how place based narratives can facilitate the development of inclusive communities.
Jacqui is a Research Member of Kellogg College Oxford’s largest and most international graduate college and sits on the Departmental Research Ethics Committee (DREC) for the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography and the Central University Ethics Committee (CUREC.) Jacqui acts as the UK coordinator for the European Website on Social Integration.
As a Senior Researcher at the Global Exchange from March 2017-March 2019 she led on the first phase of the Inclusive Cities programme – supporting 6 UK cities and their local partners to achieve a step-change in their approach towards integration of newcomers in the city, including through a learning exchange with Welcoming America.
Prior to this, Jacqui managed the Refugee and Migrant Team at Islington Council, providing social services support to families and vulnerable adults with No Recourse to Public Funds, designing and managing the council’s contribution to the Syrian Vulnerable Person’s Resettlement Scheme and delivering training to social workers on behalf of the NRPF Network. In 2016, she received a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship to travel to cities in the United States and Italy to understand how cities can better integrate migrants.
Jacqui is an alumni of the National Graduate Development Programme for Local Government (NGDP) and the Teach First Programme. She holds an MSc in Public Management and Leadership from Warwick Business School and a BA in French and Italian Studies from the University of Warwick.