Demelza Jones


Demelza Jones

Research interests

I am currently working on a project looking at the place of values and virtue in the training and continued learning of medical professionals and teachers.

My background is in Sociology, and I recently completed a PhD at the University of Bristol which qualitatively examined the everyday identifications experienced among the UK’s diverse Tamil migrant population.

Before commencing my PhD I completed an MSc in Social Science Research Methods (Distinction) at the University of Bristol, and an MA in Global Citizenship, Identities and Human Rights (Distinction) in the Department of Sociology at the University of Nottingham.

Since 2009 I have undertaken freelance research work/internships on the FP7 funded 'EURASIA-Net' project - a Europe-South Asia exchange on supranational (regional) policies and instruments for the promotion of human rights and the management of minority issues, and with the British Red Cross International Tracing and Messaging Service. Prior to this I worked in the charity sector, as a creative arts worker with the Refugee Council and in grantmaking and administration with Arts Council England and BBC Children in Need.

I am convenor of the Tamils in Europe Research Network which aims to promote dialogue and collaboration between researchers working on aspects of Tamil migration and settlement in Europe.