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I am interested in the free movement of persons, the legacy of EU free movement to the UK post-Brexit, the future of UK Immigration law & policy post Brexit and enforcement of rights by migrant communities. 

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Fiona Costello is a research associate at Cambridge University researching the experience and perceptions of EU nationals in the UK before, during and after Brexit. This research will inform public debate, particularly in light of the referendum outcome to leave the EU as the UK moves forward to renegotiate its relationship with the EU and its Member States. The work is part of a programme called 'The UK in a Changing Europe' (, which is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Prior to joining the University of Cambridge in 2019, Fiona has significant experience in the voluntary sector specialising in working to empower and support culturally diverse communities and marginalised communities across the East of England.