Lisa Goodson is a lecturer in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, School of Social Policy, where she is Director of Undergraduate Social Policy Programmes, directs the postgraduate degree programme in Migration, Superdiversity and Policy and co-ordinates social policy research modules at post graduate level as well as teaching and tutoring on undergraduate modules in new migration. Lisa has been at the forefront of research exploring the experiences and consequences of migration in the UK and Europe. Common themes that cut across her research and teaching on migration issues include: integration and cohesion, poverty and social exclusion, gender and health, and approaches to welfare provision for migrants in an age of super-diversity. Lisa specialises in qualitative research methodologies and has extensive experience working with a range of community groups. Her work with excluded communities has led to the development of an accredited community research training programme and she has recently co-edited a book on Community research for community participation: from theory to method. She has worked on and managed a range of research projects sponsored by a wide range of funders including the European Union, research councils, local and national Governments, charitable trusts and statutory agencies.