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Research Fellow in Human Geography

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in human geography or social sciences? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities?

You will work with a team of researchers on emerging trends in refugee governance in relation to cash assistance and digital connectivity. Under the supervision of Co-Investigator Dr. Glenda Garelli, you will be studying debit cards and Internet access for refugees in Jordan and Lebanon. 

The comparative scope of the overall project (Jordan, Greece, Lebanon, UK) provides a unique opportunity to survey the diversity of current digital connectivity and debit card practices for refugees. 

You will have significant experience in qualitative research working with a variety of stakeholders, an understanding of the cultural and political context of the MENA region, fluency in oral Arabic and excellent command of oral and written English, a familiarity with the topic of forced migration and/or humanitarian aid, a developing track record of high impact publications and excellent communication skills.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Glenda Garelli, Co-Investigator and Lecturer

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 1448, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Geography
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
due to funding restrictions this post will be appointed at no higher than spine point 30 (£33,797)
Working Time:  100% - We will consider job share/flexible working arrangements
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for 24 months)
Release Date:  Thursday 06 February 2020
Closing Date:  Saturday 07 March 2020
Reference:  ENVGE1117
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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