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School of Geography

Jennie Doyle


PhD student

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 2744
Room Number: Bancroft Building, Room 2.08


My background is as a secondary school senior leader responsible for Research and Development across a Teaching School Alliance. As Research Leader I led research and development across a community of 30 schools working with local universities to provide both Initial Teacher Training and professional development for teachers at all stages of their career.

Research Interests:
Inheritance and migration; transnational transmittance of in/equality; human / animal relations within the home; use of social media to communicate as non-human elements

PhD: Transmitting in/equality across borders: shifting inheritance practices and outcomes among Indian migrants in London

My research is focused on interrogating the migration-inheritance nexus to enable a better understanding of transnational migrants’ inheritance practices and outcomes. By interrogating both the informal and formal mechanisms through which migrants’ inheritance rights are negotiated, maintained and translated and analysis will be undertaken to consider the extent to which these assets translate into economic security and productivity. This project will be working in partnership with the Runnymede Trust building on previous collaborative work on the role of risk in shaping migrants’ financial practices.

Academic Background

  • BA(Hons) American Studies, Lancaster University (1998)
  • Postgraduate Certificate of Education, University of East Anglia (2000)
  • MA Education – Research Leadership (Distinction), University of Sussex (2017)
  • MRes Cities and Cultures (Distinction), Queen Mary University of London (2018)


  • Professor Kavita Datta, School of Geography, QMUL
  • Professor Alastair Owens, School of Geography, QMUL
  • Dr Omar Khan, Runnymede Trust


  • +3 ESRC Studentship


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