Jacqui is the Director of the Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity, the knowledge exchange arm of COMPAS, where she manages a broad portfolio of knowledge exchange and research projects which aim to extend and deepen COMPAS's international contribution to the reciprocal sharing of expertise and ideas among academics, policymakers, professionals, civil society, lawyers, foundations, school students and others in the field. Jacqui's work focuses on local government and migration, integration and inclusion and how place-based narratives can facilitate the development of inclusive communities.
Jacqui is a Research Member of Kellogg College Oxford's most extensive and international graduate college and sits on the Departmental Research Ethics Committee (DREC) for the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography and the Central University Ethics Committee (CUREC). From 2018-2020, Jacqui acted as the UK coordinator for the European Website on Social Integration.
As a Senior Researcher at the Global Exchange from March 2017-March 2019, she led the first phase of the Inclusive Cities programme - supporting 6 UK cities and their local partners to achieve a step-change in their approach towards integration of newcomers in the city, including through a learning exchange with Welcoming America.
Before this, Jacqui managed the Refugee and Migrant Team at Islington Council, providing social services support to families and vulnerable adults with No Recourse to Public Funds, designing and managing the council's contribution to the Syrian Vulnerable Person's Resettlement Scheme and delivering training to social workers on behalf of the NRPF Network. In 2016, she received a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship to travel to cities in the United States and Italy to understand how cities can better integrate migrants. In 2020 she joined the Franco-British Young Leaders Programme. In addition, Jacqui is a trustee of the Justice Together Initiative, which aims to ensure that people who use the UK immigration system can access justice and thrive.
Jacqui is an alumnus of the National Graduate Development Programme for Local Government (NGDP) and the Teach First Programme. She holds an MSc in Public Management and Leadership from Warwick Business School and a BA in French and Italian Studies from the University of Warwick.