In 2015, I gained a PhD in Social Policy from the University of Salford. In 2009, I graduated with an MA in Human Rights and Political Science from the University of Manchester. In 2008, I completed an MA in Sociology at the University of Zielona Gora, Poland.
I currently work as Senior Research Associate at the Research Centre for Social Change: Community Wellbeing at the Manchester Mentropolitan University. Previously, I worked as the Coding Research Associate for the Welfare Conditionality project at the University of York. Prior to that, I taught undergraduate BSc in Social Policy students and provided research support at Sustainable Housing and Urban Studies Unit at the University of Salford. I also previously worked in the voluntary community sector and at a private market research company.
I am an academic with extensive research/teaching/training/supervising experience. My background is in social policy, politics and sociology. I previously assisted with and/or coordinated a number of qualitative and quantitative research projects. I previously taught on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University of Salford (BSc in Social Policy) and Manchester Metropolitan University (BA Abuse Studies; MSc Psychological Wellbeing in Clinical Practice).
I am passionate about working with marginalised communities using participatory methods in order to achieve greater social justice.
EA. Duda-Mikulin The EU referendum and the UK migration policy. Queries Magazine. pp.50-51.
EA. Duda-Mikulin (2013). Migration as opportunity? A case study of Polish women: migrants in the UK and returnees in Poland. Social Policy Issues/Problemy Polityki Spolecznej. 23(4), pp.105-121.
EA. Duda-Mikulin (2013). Citizenship in action? A case study of Polish migrant women moving between Poland and the UK. Culture & Education. 6(99), pp.205-224.
EA. Duda-Mikulin (2014). Interviewing Polish Migrant Women in the United Kingdom and Poland. In: SAGE Research Methods Cases. SAGE Publications,
EA. Duda-Mikulin, AA. Ahmed, P. Brown, P. Martin, L. Scullion (2015). Destination Integration: Third Country Nationals in the North of England, Summary Report. University of Salford
I have extensive links with the voluntary community sector predominantly within Greater Manchester primarily in relation to migrant organisations. I previously worked and/or volunteered at a umber of charities: Boaz Trust, Refugees' and Asylum Seekers' Participatory Action Research (RAPAR), Europia, Rainbow Haven, Migrants' Rights Network.
I am an Associate Editorial Board Member for Sociological Research Online.
I am a member of the UK Social Policy Association (SPA) and the Gender and Education Association (GEA).