Dr. Sarah Spencer (University of Oxford)

Curriculum Vitae

Sarah Spencer is Deputy Director of the ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy and Society at the University of Oxford. Her particular interests are in migrant integration, equality, and the policy making process. She is Chair of the Equality and Diversity Forum, the network of equality and human rights organisations in Britain, and a Visiting Professor at the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex.

Sarah Spencer is currently serving on the advisory group to the Government Equality Office (GEO). She was formerly a member of the Communities and Local Government Taskgroup on Gypsies and Travellers; the Cabinet Office reference group on the equality review; the Home Office Taskforce on the Human Rights Act and the DTI Taskforce on the Commission on Equality and Human Rights. She currently sits on advisory committees for a number of non governmental bodies, including the British Institute of Human Rights, and is an advisor to the Atlantic Philanthropies in Dublin. In 2007, Sarah Spencer was awarded a CBE for services to equal opportunities and human rights.

Her publications include The Migration Debate (Policy Press,forthcoming 2010), Migrant Care Workers in Ageing Societies (co-author, 2009); Equality and Diversity in Jobs and Services: City policies for migrants in Europe, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (2008), Migrants’ Lives beyond the work place: the experiences of East and Central Europeans in the UK, co-author, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, (2007) and ‘Immigration’ in Seldon, A, Blair’s Britain 1997-2007, (2007).

At MPI-MMG Sarah Spencer was working with Prof. Vertovec on the Leverhulme Trust sponsored project “Ethno-religious Diversity and Social Trust”.

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