Dr Miranda Simon

Department of Government
Dr Miranda Simon



Miranda Simon is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the University of Essex. She was awarded a PhD from University College London (UCL) in March 2019. Her research and teaching interests are international relations and comparative politics with a focuses on migration, refugee movement, immigration policy and international development. Methodologically, she specializes in computational methods, field and survey experiments and focus group design.


  • PhD Political Science/ Security University College London, (2019)


University of Essex

  • Lecturer, Government, University of Essex (2/9/2019 - present)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Politics and Economic Policies (GV120)

  • Development, N.G.Os and Foreign Aid (GV216)


Journal articles (5)

Schwartz, C., Simon, M., Hudson, D. and VanHeerde Hudson, J., A Populist Paradox? How Brexit Softened Anti-Immigrant Attitudes. British Journal of Political Science

Simon, M., (2019). Path Dependency and Adaptation: The Effects of Policy on Migration Systems. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation. 22 (2)

Frith, M., Simon, M., Davies, T., Braithwaite, A. and Johnson, S., (2019). Spatial interaction and security: A review and case study of the Syrian refugee crisis. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews. 44 (3-4), 328-341

Simon, M., Schwartz, C., Hudson, D. and Johnson, SD., (2018). A data-driven computational model on the effects of immigration policies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 115 (34), E7914-E7923

Belur, J., Tompson, L., Thornton, A. and Simon, M., (2018). Interrater Reliability in Systematic Review Methodology. Sociological Methods and Research, 1-29

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