External Activities

  • Guest lecturer at the West University of Timisoara (UVT) Faculty of Economics and Business and Administration, within the UVT 75 Diaspora collaboration project October-November 2019
  • Workshop organiser on 'Migration Research', in the Romanian government academic diaspora collaboration project, December 2017
  • Invited seminar speaker on 'Inequality and Migration', Cambridge Political Economy Society seminar, November 2017
  • Invited speaker by KolorCubes Kassel, addressing 'The value of Public Art', August 2017
  • Keynote Speaker at the 'Interdesign' Symposium hosted by the West University of Timisoara looking at novelty in ‘Designing the Public Space’, July 2016.
  • Workshop leader on 'Academic Writing in Economics', within international conference on 'Current Economic Trends in Emerging and Developing Countries', Timisoara, June 2013.
  • Keynote Speaker at The Economic Thought and Performance SPODE conference: The Romanian Academy and the West University of Timisoara: ‘Reflections on Economics: Academic approach and Expectations of future economists’, April 2012.
  • Honorary Consul of Romania in Aberdeen, Scotland, 2008-2010.
  • Invited speaker at Grampian Police Force Conference, Aberdeen – Scotland with lecture on: ‘Spending cuts versus rising deprivation’ exploring the links between the consequences of economic crisis and regional crime rates, December 2009.
  • Contributed to migration and local economy reviews by the Migration Advisory Committee; BBC Newsnight; the Press and Journal–Aberdeen.
  • Radio talks for: Radio Romania Actualitati; BBC Norfolk; Radio Timisoara; BBC Scotland and MeFm–Aberdeen on topics related to arts and economics, migration economics, international and European affairs, the Romanian diaspora.

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