Regina Serpa is a housing researcher and an RTPI chartered planner based in Scotland. She is currently a Primary Investigator on a comparative, three-country study of migrant homelessness - an ESRC funded postdoctoral research collaboration with Leiden Law School (Netherlands) and the University of Stirling. Previously, Regina practiced for several years as a consultant at a private research firm in Scotland in addition to teaching on the postgraduate Housing Studies programme at the University of Stirling. Formerly as a practitioner, she provided homelessness services at a Scottish local authority and practiced in planning at community development corporations in the American cities of Boston and Chicago. Her research and activities at the Van Vollenhoven Institute of Law at the University of Leiden focuses on international ‘crimmigration’ law - the convergence of criminal and immigration law. Regina joined the HSA in 2019 and serves as Membership Officer.
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