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Affiliated researchers

Our team are involved with a range of national and international collaborations beyond the University of Otago.

Individual Researchers

devine aberdeenProfessor Sir Tom Devine, FBA

School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh

Sir Tom Devine is Sir William Fraser Professor of Scottish History and Palaeography Emeritus at the University of Edinburgh. He was also inaugural director of the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies at that institution. He was knighted in the 2014 Birthday Honours for 'services to the study of Scottish history'. Tom is working with Professor Angela McCarthy on two projects: `Tea and Empire’; and ‘New immigrant communities in Scotland’.

Nicholas EvansDr Nicholas Evans

Department of History, University of Hull

Dr Nick Evans is Lecturer in Diaspora History in the Department of History and the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation at the University of Hull. He is a co-investigator on the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project 'Remember Me: The Changing Face of Memorialisation'. As part of the project, Nick leads the case study 'Identity, Meaning and Memorialisation in the British Diaspora', for which Professor Angela McCarthy is a consultant researcher.  

BeagleholeAnn Beaglehole

Freelance writer/historian

Ann Beaglehole came to New Zealand as a refugee in 1956 after the Hungarian revolution against the former Soviet Union. She has written widely on refugee migration to New Zealand including Refuge New Zealand: A Nation's Response to Refugees and Asylum Seekers (2013). Ann teaches on Dr Jonathan Kennedy's Refugee and Migrant health post-graduate paper and will be assisting the Centre for Global Migrations with advice on activities relating to refugee migration.

Bell-MarthaMartha Bell

Research Associate, Media Associates

Martha Bell is an independent sociologist working in Dunedin, New Zealand, where she has projects underway in the areas of seniors’ mobilities and floods im/mobilities. She is currently completing a book on risk and the extreme mobilities of the sport of adventure racing. Martha serves as the Network Leader of the Mobilities Network for Aotearoa New Zealand. The network acknowledges the original seed funding of a SSSRI (Supporting Social Sciences Research Initiatives) grant awarded in 2010 by BRCSS II (Building Research Capability in the Social Sciences) and the support of eSocSci. The network’s webpage is Martha will be working with the Centre for Global Migrations to develop workshops which explore migration and mobilities.


Matariki Network

The Centre for Global Migrations is establishing ties with Matariki partners interested in migration at Durham University and with the Migration, Mobilities and Belonging group at the University of Western Australia.