Emma Newcombe Head of External Relations, COMPAS and Global Exchange on Migration & Diversity

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Emma Newcombe is the Head of External Relations for COMPAS and the Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity.

She oversees all COMPAS’ communications work, including events, website/social media, publications, user engagement and impact activities.

A key part of her role is to develop the Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity, a COMPAS initiative to open up opportunities for knowledge exchange and collaboration. Emma also supports 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, also based in the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford.

Blog Posts


Autumn Academy 2016 Final Report: Strategic approaches to Migrant Integration in Europe

Sarah Spencer; with contributing authors: Rachel Humphris & Sian Sanders

The COMPAS Approach

Ben Gidley, Rob McNeil and Emma Newcombe

Other Publications


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

PEAK Urban

Michael Keith, Mikal Mast and Emma Newcombe | 1 October 2017 - 31 December 2021

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