Sarah Spencer CBE Director, Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity

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Sarah Spencer is Director of the Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity and a Senior Fellow at COMPAS. Her particular interests are in irregular migrants, integration, human rights and equality issues, and in the policy making process. She was an Open Society Fellow (2012-2014), exploring issues relating to irregular migrants in Europe and is a Visiting Professor at the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex. Sarah was awarded her doctorate at Erasmus University Rotterdam, has an MPhil from University College London and took her first degree at the University of Nottingham.


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The Migration Debate

Sarah Spencer

Book Chapters

Journal Articles

Special Issues


Migrant Care Workers in Ageing Societies: Research Findings in the United Kingdom

Sarah Spencer,Alessio Cangiano,Isabel Shutes, George Leeson

Changing Status, Changing Lives? Methods, Participants and Lessons Learnt

Bridget Anderson,Martin Ruhs,Sarah Spencer, Ben Rogaly

Fair Enough? Central and East European Migrants in Low-Wage Employment in the UK

Bridget Anderson,Martin Ruhs,Sarah Spencer, Ben Rogaly

Common Ground: Equality, Good Race Relations and Sites for Gypsies and Irish Travellers

Sarah Spencer (CRE commissioner and chair of the advisory committee)

Working Papers

Other Publications

Breakfast Briefing

What is migration policy for?

Sarah Spencer


Action for Inclusion in Europe

Sarah Spencer, Caroline Oliver, Ben Gidley, Jonathan Price and Nathan Grassi | December 2014 - June 2016

Attitudes to Migrants, Communication and Local Leadership (AMICALL)

Ben Gidley, Sarah Spencer, Michael Keith and Vanessa Hughes | 2011 – 2012

Changing status, changing lives? The socio-economic impact of EU Enlargement on low wage migrant labour in the UK

Bridget Anderson, Martin Ruhs and Sarah Spencer | March 2004 – May 2005

Equality for whom?

Sarah Spencer | 2010 – 2011

European network of cities for local integration policies for migrants (CLIP)

Sarah Spencer, Alessio Cangiano and Isabel Shutes | 2007 – 2009

Impact of Admission Criteria on the Integration of Migrants (IMPACIM)

Sarah Spencer and Caroline Oliver | December 2011 – October 2012

Marriage Migration and Integration

Sarah Spencer and Hiranthi Jayaweera | 2013 – 2015

Migration Services in Wales

Jonathan Price, Sarah Spencer, Carlos Vargas-Silva and Yvonni Markaki | January 2015 – March 2017

Service Provision to Irregular Migrants in Europe

Sarah Spencer and Vanessa Hughes | 2012 – 2015

The role of Migrant Health and Social Care Workers in Ageing Societies

Sarah Spencer, Alessio Cangiano, Isabel Shutes, Vanessa Hughes and Bridget Anderson | 2007 - 2009