Project and Communications Coordinators

Mr Aydan Greatrick

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Aydan Greatrick is the Project Coordinator for the Refugee Hosts project. He works closely with the PI to manage the data collection, handling and analysis process, as well as the day-to-day management of the project, including organising field research, events, relations with project partners and the project finances.

Aydan is also completing a PhD at UCL where his research focuses on the roles that gender and sexuality play in determining responses to and engagements with refugees, including with particular reference to refugees from Syria in the Middle East and Europe. He is also interested in examining the role history and narrative play in the formation of humanitarian ideas, policy and practice. He has written about this topic for Refugee Hosts in a blog article which can be found here. Aydan has an MSc in Global Migration from UCL and a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Cambridge.

Contact Aydan on aydan.greatrick.15@ucl.ac.uk and follow him on @AydanEG


 

Ms Sorcha Daly

ef0a03b5e70c59b2850790091dee69b3Sorcha Daly is the Communications Coordinator for the Refugee Hosts Project. She is responsible for ensuring the project findings are widely disseminated, translated and accessible to the communities participating in this research. She will be overseeing the development and implementation of the project’s  impact and communications strategy including the project’s digital communications plan. She also works as the Project and Communications Coordinator for the Southern Responses to Displacement project also based in the UCL Migration Research Unit.

Before joining the Southern Responses to Displacement project, Sorcha worked at the UCL Institute of Health Equity as a researcher, focusing on the social determinants of health. To date Sorcha has published a number of reports examining the impact of social determinants across the life course on inequalities in life expectancy, healthy life expectancy and other health outcomes. Reports have covered a number of areas including the life course social determinants of poor mental health, cognitive decline and dementia in later life, how the high street impacts on the health of individuals and communities, and how small, non-health voluntary sector organisations address the wider social, economic and environmental determinants of poor health. 

Prior to this Sorcha worked for over 10 years in the voluntary sector, in various areas, including migrants and refugees, substance misuse, criminal justice and specialist women’s support services. She holds a BSc in Anthropology from University College London.