Vanessa Hughes Former Staff


Vanessa Hughes is a DPhil candidate at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is currently working on the COMPAS project Exploring Migration: Research and Drama in Schools.

Vanessa was a formerly a Research Officer at COMPAS, primarily working on projects in the Citizenship and Belonging and Welfare Clusters. Her particular interests are in irregular migration, child migration, family migrants and refugees.

Vanessa worked on the IMPACIM project looking at the impact of restrictions and entitlements on the integration of family migrants, and supported Sarah Spencer in her OSI Fellowship looking at service provision to irregular migrants across the European Union. She also worked on the Undocumented Migrant Children in the UK and Migrant Care Workers projects.

Vanessa gained a degree from Durham University in Philosophy and Politics and has recently completed her MA in Migration Studies at the University of Sussex. She also completed a Summer University course in International Law and has previously been involved in community and charity projects, working with migrants and street children. She is currently also working with the Migrants’ Rights Network to research and write a report on the impacts of the new family migration policies in the UK.


Attitudes to Migrants, Communication and Local Leadership (AMICALL)

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

Exploring Migration: Research and Drama in Schools

Bridget Anderson, Vanessa Hughes and Ida Persson | October 2014 – September 2015

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

Undocumented Migrant Children in the UK

Nando Sigona and Vanessa Hughes | January 2010 – June 2012