Mairi is a MSc Comparative Social Policy Student with an interest in labour market institutions and inequalities as well as access to social citizenship rights. Her MSc thesis investigates the conditions that lead to the variation in social protection available for non-standard workers in Europe during the Covid-19 pandemic and its effect on inequality.
Before joining the department Mairi was involved in a number of research projects assessing the conditions and wellbeing of disadvantaged populations for both government bodies, including the Office for Students and the City of York Council, and for NGOs including International Service and Raleigh International.
Mairi graduated from the University of York with First-Class Honours with Distinction in Applied Social Sciences. There, her dissertation focused on the implementation of a social investment approach within the European Union and its effects on gender and resulting implications for women's social citizenship.