Ida Persson Research Affiliate & Former Staff

Ida Persson worked at COMPAS between 2010-2015 as Research and Communications Officer where her role included research assistance, event management and website/social media management. She was involved Exploring Migration: Research and Drama in Schools,

Ida is now the Creative Director of actREAL, whose mission is to bring academic research on social issues into the community by using theatre and performance to bring it to life. This combines Ida’s academic background in international law and human rights (University of Warwick and University for Peace) with her practice and experience in theatre over many years. For any queries about working with actREAL to engage the public with your research please contact us at

Ida is currently working with COMPAS on a theatre componenet of The Ethics and Politics of the Refugee Crisis project. Ida is also working with COMPAS to explore new project ideas, including various joint project proposals.


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European Migrant Integration Academy (EU-MIA)

Ben Gidley, Ole Jensen and Ida Persson | October 2012 – March 2014

Exploring Migration: Research and Drama in Schools

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