Diem-Tu Tran is a lecturer and postdoctoral researcher at St Mary’s University Twickenham, London. As a post-doctoral researcher at the Bakhita Centre, she is investigating educational provision for different migrant groups in the UK and beyond. She is a lecturer on the BSc Criminology and Sociology.
Her research interests are in irregular migration, media representation of migrants and human trafficking. Since 2017, she has been acting as a researcher for the Bakhita Centre. She recently was the research lead for a study published by the international network Religious in Europe Networking Against Trafficking and Exploitation, which looks at the legal aid situation of victims of trafficking in six European countries.
Her doctoral research examined the online press and social media discourse on irregular migration in the British context. She holds a MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies from the University of London, SOAS. Furthermore, she has broad professional experience in the area of integration of migrants, assisted voluntary return of different migrant groups and support of unaccompanied minor refugees.