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Janet Dobson

Janet-Dobson.jpgHonorary Senior Research Associate

Migration Research Unit,
University College London,
Department of Geography,
26 Bedford Way,

Telephone: +44 20 7679 5568
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I joined the Migration Research Unit at UCL in 1997 after extensive experience in research and policy development in central and local government.  My primary interest is in the implications of migration for the school system. I have directed two national research projects on pupil mobility, worked with local authorities on their own studies and provided advice and support to others (including DfEE and Ofsted) exploring the issues.  I gave evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Economic Impact of Immigration in 2007, with reference to schools.

I have collaborated on other MRU research, including a study involving institutions in six countries on the political economy of migration in an integrating Europe,  focussing on recruitment in health and social care.  I also contributed to a detailed statistical analysis of international migration in the UK 1975 to 1999, commissioned by the Home Office.