Who is the researcher

PhD Researcher Laura Scheinert

I am a PhD candidate in Human Geography / Advanced Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences at the University of Exeter. My interest in the PhD’s topic was initiated by an internship in a city council’s Integration Department, furthered by Master’s research into refugee admission programmes, and additionally motivated by work experience in evaluating a learning programme.

The ethically sensitive implementation of the PhD project would be supported by my:

Supervisor team

  • Lead supervisor Prof Nick Gill (University of Exeter) has extensive experience in conducting research into asylum appeals procedures in England & Wales and Europe.
  • Dr Emma Tonkin (University of Bristol) is an internationally recognised expert in text mining and data visualisation techniques.
  • Prof Ana Beduschi (University of Exeter) has exceptional expertise in international human rights, migration and refugee law and how they are impacted by technology.


The PhD is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Exeter (UoE). Neither of the funding sources or requirements impact on my independence as a PhD researcher. I am, however, bound by and committed to the ESRC’s and the UoE’s codes of conduct for researchers.