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The Childhood, Law & Policy Network (CLPN)

Dr Eve Dickson

Research Fellow, University College London (UCL), United Kingdom



Eve is a Research Fellow in the Social Research Institute at UCL. She works across cultural, psychosocial, and childhood studies. Her current research is concerned with the relationship between immigration and welfare controls, with a focus on families and children. She is co-investigator on the ESRC-funded project, ‘Social reproduction in the shadows: Making lives with no recourse to public funds’. 



  • Dickson, E., Rosen, R., & Sorinmade, K. (2023). Hunger or indebtedness? Enforcing migrant destitution, racializing debt. The Entangled Legacies of Empire: Race, Finance & Inequality. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • Dickson, E. (2022). (No) recourse to lunch: a frontline view of free school meals and immigration control during the COVID-19 pandemic. Families, Relationships and Societies. doi:10.1332/204674320x16076180418172.
  • Dickson, E., & Rosen, R. (2020). ‘Punishing those who do the wrong thing’: Enforcing destitution and debt through the UK’s family migration rules. Critical Social Policy. doi:10.1177/0261018320980634.


Psychosocial approaches to migration and childhood, family migration, the intersections between welfare and migration regimes, no recourse to public funds (NRPF), psychoanalysis, alterity
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