Prof Heaven Crawley
Professor of International Migration and Director of the Centre for Migration Policy Research (CMPR), Swansea University
Heaven Crawley is Professor of International Migration and Director of the Centre for Migration Policy Research (CMPR) at Swansea University. Heaven has undertaken research on asylum policy and practice in the UK and Europe since 1994, initially as part of a PhD at the University of Oxford and subsequently as head of asylum and immigration research at the UK Home Office and as Associate Director of the Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr).
Heaven has written and published extensively on a wide range of asylum and immigration issues including the causes of forced migration to Europe, gender issues in procedures for Refugee Status Determination, public attitudes towards asylum and immigration issues and children’s experiences of immigration controls, including detention, guardianship and the process of age assessment. She is a founding member of the Refugee Women’s Legal Group which produced the gender guidelines which were adopted by the UK Home Office in 2004 and author of Refugees and Gender: Law and Process (2001).
Her recent publications include No Place for a Child: Children in UK Immigration Detention (Save the Children 2005), When is a Child Not A Child? Asylum, Age Disputes and the Process of Age Assessment (ILPA 2007), Chance or Choice? Understanding Why Asylum Seekers Come to the UK (Refugee Council 2010), Coping with Destitution: Survival and Livelihood Strategies of Refused Asylum Seekers Living in the UK (Oxfam 2011), Race Equality and Racism in Wales: An Exploratory Study (Race Council Cymru 2012) and ‘She Endures With Me’: An Evaluation of the Scottish Guardianship Service (2013).
Heaven has served as a specialist adviser to the both the Home Affairs Committee and Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) and was recently conferred the title of Academician (AcSS) by the Academy of Social Sciences in recognition of her contribution to the social sciences and to evidence-based policy making.
4-6 June 2014 - Dokuz Eylul University and Gediz University, Izmir, Turkey
11-13 May, 2013 - Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey
Summer Scout for Disadvantaged Children project aims to enable children aged between 9-15 to actively engage with peers through educational and leisurely scout activities resulting in a better understanding of using their free time wisely and actively, thus building their self-esteem and confidence by developing their social interaction and communication skills.
British Engagement Project for Displaced Children seeks to enhance understanding of British values, culture, and history through a professionally developed non-informal curricula designed for displaced (i.e. asylum seekers, refugees, forced migrants) families children, aged between 11-16.
On 27 November 2015, LCSS has successfully organised a roundtable at SOAS to discuss the recent Migrant Crisis
In August 2015, LCSS has successfully conducted the Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, which took place in London and Oxford.
We are excited to conduct LCSS's first summer school and to host a lovely group of students from Azerbaijan. 20 July - 14 August
International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice: Re-Gendering Education
LCSS’s growing gender platform continued its international conference series in Bloomington, IN, United States on International Conference on Gender and Education
Feray J. Baskin - PhD Candidate, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
Daniela Alaattinoğlu - PhD Candidate, European University Institute - Florence, Italy
Interview by Ozdemir Ahmet - On Thursday 4 April 2013 An interview was conducted with Baroness Molly Meacher at the House of Lords where questions were put out to her with regards to the welfare reforms introduced by the coalition.