Dr Anya Ahmed

Dr Anya Ahmed

Senior Lecturer, Social Policy


Has a background in social policy and sociology. Her recent publications focus on gender, ageing, retirement migration and structural narrative analysis. She is a member of the ESRC Peer Review College; member of Social Policy Association Executive; editorial Board member for the Journal of Social Policy and Society; a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing’s Professional Education Group; CIH External Assessor for professional housing programmes (UK and international); external Examiner at Leeds Beckett University for UG and PG Housing Programmes. She is PGR International Programme Lead in NMSWSS.


PGR training; migration; qualitative research methods; social exclusion; equality and diversity; housing and homelessness.

Research Interests

She has led a range of externally funded research projects examining the experiences of less heard communities and different forms of migration.

Post Implementation Evaluation of Homelessness Legislation (Welsh Assembly) (2016) (PI) £100,000 (April 2016-Nov 2017)

Measuring the impact of the Belong model on the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery, residents’ quality of life and the wider community. A. Ahmed, P. Ormandy (Joint PI, UoS). Jan 2017 –Jun 2018. Funding: £97,337. HEIF Funding with CLS Care Services (Belong Villages) (January 2017- July 2018)

Examining renal Social Work: service models, patient outcome measures, and impact of the social work role, to inform BKPA strategy and future grant allocation. Applicants: P Ormandy, A. Ahmed (Joint PI, UoS). Jan 2017 –Sept 2018. Funding: £111,256. HEIF Funding with British Kidney Patients Association (BKPA) (January 2017- July 2018)

Qualifications and Memberships

  • PhD; MSc; PGCE; BA (JHons); MCIH
  • Member of the Social Policy Association


Ahmed, A., Ackers, L. and Ackers-Johnson, J. (forthcoming) Undergraduate learning and impacts during electives in low income countries: First do no harm? London, Palgrave

Ahmed, A. & Rogers, M. (2016) Polly’s Story: using structural narrative analysis to examine a trans migration journey Qualitative Social Work Special Issue: Narrative and Social Work

Ahmed, A. & Hall, K. (2016) Negotiating the challenges of ageing as a British migrant in Spain GeroPsych Special Issue

Ahmed, A. & Rogers, R. [Eds] (2016) Working with marginalised groups: from policy to practice London, Palgrave

Ahmed, A. (2015) ‘Retiring to Spain: Women’s Narratives of Nostalgia, Belonging and Community’ Bristol, Policy Press

Complete list  http://usir.salford.ac.uk/view/authors/