Alessio Bertolini

Dr. Alessio Bertolini has recently completed his PhD thesis on the comparison of labour market regulations for non-standard workers in Italy and the UK. His area of expertise involved employment and welfare rights for non-standard workers from a comparative European perspective. More broadly his research and teaching interests involve, labour market and social security policy. Both before and during his PhD, he was involved in several research projects on the topic of labour market policy and migrants’ rights.

Daniel Clegg

Daniel Clegg is the director of the Graduate School of Social and Political Science and senior lecturer in social policy in the University of Edinburgh. His research interests include unemployment, comparative social policy, welfare systems, labour markets, European social policy and social security.

Erica Consterdine

Erica Consterdine (BA, MA, MSc, PhD) specialises in immigration policy. Erica has over 10 years of experience researching immigration − specifically labour immigration – policies and policymaking across Europe. She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Sussex Centre for Migration Research researching for the Horizon2020 Ceaseval project (Evaluating the Common European Asylum System). Prior to this postdoctoral fellowship, Erica was a Research Fellow at the Institute for Employment Studies (May 2017-February 2018). Prior to IES Erica was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Sussex for the FP7 funded Temporary versus Permanent Migration (TEMPER) project where she developed an immigration policy index (ImPol) measuring immigration policies across UK, France, Spain and Italy based on policy and legal documents.
Erica holds a PhD in Politics and Contemporary European Studies from the University of Sussex. Her book − Labour’s Immigration Policy: The Making of the Migration State (Palgrave Macmillan 2017) − analyses immigration policy regime change and draws on document analysis and 50 elite interviews.