Alison Swinfen (works as Alison Phipps)

Our warm congratulations to Community member Prof. Alison Phipps who has been appointed as Chair of the New Scots Core Group. New Scots is a partnership between the Scottish Government, The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) and the Scottish Refugee Council, with a remit to help support the integration of refugees and asylum seekers in their new Scottish communities.

Alison, who is the UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts and Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies at the University of Glasgow, is a leading authority in both the academic and lived experience of refugees’ issues and well known as a passionate advocate for refugees and people seeking asylum.

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