Robert Falconer

Robert Falconer

PhD candidate

Department of Social Policy

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Key Expertise
Public Policy, Migration, Inclusion

About me

Research topic: The Effects of Private Refugee Sponsorship on Public Attitudes and Behaviour



Robert Falconer is a SSHRC Doctoral Fellow and Rotary Scholar at the Department of Social Policy at LSE. He is a quantitative researcher focusing on the public policy of demography, migration, and socioeconomic inclusion. He is a Research Fellow at the University of Calgary School of Public Policy, from which he holds a Master of Public Policy. He holds a Bachelor (Honours) of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Toronto. He has an established track record of peer-reviewed publications, policy briefs, and media op-eds focusing on migration to Canada and policy responses to emerging refugee crises. He has contributed his publications and expertise in several instances to the Canadian House of Commons and other policy institutions. His dissertation focuses on the impact of refugee sponsorship on public attitudes towards migration. Besides this, he is also contributing a chapter on farm-related migration at Australia National University.

Research interests: 

Survey experiments; Quantitative methods; Migration; Refugees; Inclusion


Supervisors: Professor Lucinda Platt, Professor Berkay Ozcan


Expertise details: Public Policy, Migration, Inclusion



Expertise Details

Public Policy; Migration; Inclusion