The importance of user-experience in refugee integration policymaking: how can a Design Thinking approach inform a better UK integration policy?

Lead Research Organisation: University of Birmingham
Department Name: Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology


This research examines the possibility of applying Design Thinking in the refugee integration policymaking. Previous studies have examined integration policies, but they have not done so from the perspectives of refugees and host communities. And little has been done to involve these end-users directly in co-designing policies; this research will fill this gap, introducing a new approach to examining integration policies for refugees in the UK through a design thinking approach. It aims to create a deeper understanding of refugee integration systems in the UK at both National and Local levels. The objective is to develop practical policy ideas and recommendations that will support the development of a coordinated and holistic policy for sustainable integration for refugees in the UK.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ES/P000711/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2027
2058717 Studentship ES/P000711/1 01/10/2018 29/01/2023 Allaa Barri