Sussex Centre for Migration Research

Biography

Dr Linda Tip obtained her BSc in Psychology and her Research MSc with first class honours from the University of Groningen, in the Netherlands. In 2008, she joined Royal Holloway University of London, where she worked as a Research Assistant with Dr Hanna Zagefka on an ESRC-funded project looking into acculturation attitudes of majority members. In 2009, she received a Graduate Teaching Award (GTA) to do her PhD in Psychology at the University of Sussex under supervision of Prof Rupert Brown, which she finished in 2012. Her thesis entitled “Causes and consequences of public and private acculturation preferences: Views of minority and majority group members in three countries” was awarded with the Outstanding Dissertation Award of the International Academy for Intercultural Research. From 2012 until 2013 she worked as a Post-doctoral Teaching Associate at Royal Holloway University of London, where she designed and taught a variety of classes in psychology and statistics. In September 2013, she started working as a Research Fellow at the University of Sussex on an ESRC-funded research project on refugee resettlement with Dr Michael Collyer, Prof Rupert Brown, and Dr Linda Morrice.

Role

I am currently a Research Fellow working with Dr Michael Collyer (Geography), Dr Linda Morrice (Education), and Prof Rupert Brown (Psychology) on an ESRC-funded research project on refugee resettlement. The project focuses on resettled refugees who arrived in the UK through the Gateway Protection Programme (http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/asylum/gateway/). It is a multidisciplinary and multi-methods research project that will develop existing approaches to the integration of refugees through a longitudinal comparative study of resettled refugees in three different locations in the UK (Brighton, Greater Manchester and Norwich).

For more information about this project, please have a look at my research tab on this page, or on our project website http://www.sussex.ac.uk/migration/research/integrationcitizenship/refugeeresettlement