Emma Newcombe Research Affiliate & Former Staff

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Emma Newcombe was the Head of External Relations for COMPAS and the Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity (2003-18). She oversaw all COMPAS’ communications work, including events, website/social media, publications, user engagement and impact activities. A key part of her role was to develop the Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity, a COMPAS initiative to open up opportunities for knowledge exchange and collaboration. Emma also supported the development of the ESRC Urban Transformations project.

She has an MA in Migration Studies from the University of Sussex and a BSc in Social Policy from the University of Bristol. Emma joined COMPAS in 2003 and before this was the Administrative Secretary of the ESRC Transnational Communities Programme (2001-03), also based in the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford.

Emma continues to be affiliated to COMPAS and is supporting the development of a new DPhil in Migration Studies.

News & Blogs


Action towards inclusion in Europe

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

Messaging Mobility: Exploring and Creating New Narratives About Migration and Human Movement in a Changing World

Bridget Anderson, Emma Newcombe, Scott Blinder and William Allen | May 2017 - May 2019

The employment and working conditions of migrant domestic workers in South East Asia

Bridget Anderson and Emma Newcombe | August 2015 - June 2016

The ethics and politics of the refugee crisis

Bridget Anderson and Emma Newcombe | May 2016- Mar 2017

Urban Transformations Coordination

Michael Keith, Nicola Headlam, Peter Grant, Igor Calzada, Andreza de Souza Santos, Nicholas Simcik Arese, Emma Newcombe, Mikal Mast and Nathan Grassi | 2015 - 2019