Laura Pontinen

Laura Pontinen

PhD candidate

Department of Social Policy

English, Finnish, German
Key Expertise
Immigration, Immigrant integration, Quality of life

About me

Research topic: 

Exploring the lives of immigrants in Southeast Europe– Integration outcomes in the EU member states and in the EU candidate countries

Laura is originally from Finland, but she has lived in Germany, Turkey and Ireland during her studies and professional experiences, prior to starting her PhD studies in LSE. She holds B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Jyväskylä and M.A. in Development Economics & International Studies from the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. After her master studies, she worked in both EU and UN organizations with the focus on social policy research and migration statistics.


Research interests:
Laura’s main research interests are immigrant wellbeing and integration policies.

Supervisors: Professor Lucinda Platt and Dr Leonidas Cheliotis


Expertise Details

Immigration; Immigrant integration; Quality of life; Living conditions; Survey research