Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Click on the Fingerprint icon below to learn more about the research topics, expertise and interests of this academic.

Calculated based on number of publications stored in Pure and citations from Scopus

Research activity per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research Degree Supervision

If you are interested in studying for a PhD in this research subject area click here

For more details about the research topics, expertise and interests of this academic, click on the fingerprint icon

Google Scholar h-Index

9 from 267 citations

Last updated 23rd March 2023


I am a Senior Research Fellow (Asylum and Migration) in the Centre for Applied Childhood, Youth and Family Research. Working also as a Practitioner Manager at WomenCentre UK, I have more than 20 years of experience developing collaborative, participatory and creative projects with women and families seeking asylum, refugees and new migrants. My expertise has developed through long-term research and direct professional practice, service delivery and management with migrant and refugee organisations. Focussing broadly on migration, asylum and refugee studies, I am particularly interested in how migration is understood and experienced by women. I have published and presented widely on these topics, including co-editing “Feminist Narrative Research: Opportunities and Challenges” (Palgrave Macmillan 2017). 

I am the Co-I for ‘Corona Chronicles - Children researching their everyday lives, education and relationships during the coronavirus pandemic (CHEER).’ Led by Professor Helen Lomax, this research explores the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the everyday lives, education and relationships of primary school children aged 9-11 (UK school years 5 to 6). Find out about 'Corona Chronicles' and access videos and resources enabling children to research their everyday lives and wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

I am one of the Research Leads, shared and alongside Dr. Anna Davidson and Dr. Grainne McMahon, with Feminist Spaces. This project brings together feminist, anti-racist, embodied practices of creating safe(r) spaces and arts activism to resignify space and to perform everyday acts of resistance with voice and action. This research has built a collaborative, capacity-releasing network by pairing up UK and European-based projects of resistance with a range of allied projects in less economically developed countries. Please see our website. We are currently working on Making Spaces which explores feminist responses and survival strategies in the Covid-19 pandemic. Our projects partners include the Racial Justice Network (West Yorkshire) and RAPAR (Manchester).

Research Expertise and Interests


United Nations Network on Migration Expert Database from the Migration Research Hub by IMISCOE; British Sociological Association; Leeds Migration Research Network; and WomenCentre.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Feminist narrative methodologies
  • Concepts of vulnerability and resistance
  • Participatory, visual and creative methods
  • Narrative constructions of asylum and migration
  • Policy and practice related to asylum


Dive into the research topics where Kate Smith is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles


Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or