Demelza Jones

Dr Demelza Jones is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Gloucestershire. She holds a PhD and MSc in Sociology from the University of Bristol (UK) and an MA in Global Citizenship and Human Rights from the University of Nottingham (UK). Her interests include migration, (super)diversity, transnational and diasporic religion, the third sector and inequality and disadvantage. Alongside CHIEF, she is currently part of a team researching how ‘Brexit’ impacts Polish communities in Gloucestershire. Other recent research includes work on the use of Anglican church spaces by migrant and minority ethnic-led congregations, the impacts of austerity on families living in a disadvantaged urban area, and Tamil diasporas in the UK. Prior to becoming an academic Dr Jones worked for charities focused on disadvantaged young people and refugees. Within CHIEF, Dr Jones is Partner Team coordinator of WP4 working with civil society organisations. She is also conducting research with young people in WP7.