Rachel Marangozov

BA, MPhil, PhD

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Research Associate


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Rachel Marangozov (nee Pillai) has over a decade of experience in public policy research relating to the labour market disadvantage among minority ethnic and migrant communities, both here in the UK and in European Member States. Her work has also covered other aspects of migrant integration and community cohesion and she has worked on a number of equality and diversity projects at IES, and in her previous role at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). She is a Director of MigrationWork CIC, which helps communities, policymakers, and practitioners respond to migration in practical and evidence-based ways.

Dr Marangozov has held a number of advisory positions in the past, including for the UK Parliament and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, and is a Fellow at the London School of Economics. She holds M. Phil and PhD degrees from the University of Cambridge.

Her media work includes articles for the Guardian; commentary for the Financial Times and BBC news online; television interviews for ORS Austrian Broadcasting Services, BBC News 24, BBC lunchtime news and BBC London evening news; and radio interviews for BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC local radio. Dr Marangozov is also a blogger for the Huffington Post.


2004 University of Cambridge PhD, International Studies
2001 University of Cambridge MPhil, International Studies
2000 University of Sussex BA, International Relations


2005‑2007 Research Fellow, Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr)

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Advisory roles and affiliations

  • Chair, MigrationWork Trust (2017 - present)
  • Expert, European Commission ESF Thematic Network on Migrants (2017 - present)
  • Member of the Emerging Researchers Board of the International Longevity Centre (2016 - present)
  • Specialist Adviser to the Inquiry into immigration and integration by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Social Integration (2016 - present)
  • Adviser and mentor, UpRising leadership programme (2013 - present)
  • Director, MigrationWork CIC (2013 - present)
  • Fellow, London School of Economics (2012 - present)
  • External expert and network moderator, EU learning network on Increasing the Participation of Migrants and Ethnic Minorities in Employment (2009 - 2012)
  • Specialist Adviser to the Parliamentary inquiry into Migration and Social Cohesion (2007 - 2009)