Gillian Kingston joined the Social Research Division as a Research Assistant in Migration and Integration in August 2011. Before this she worked for Novas Initiatives where she was responsible for managing a research project on homelessness and housing issues. Gillian also worked as a Research Intern and Consultant for the Homeless Agency. Gillian holds a B.A. in History, Politics and Social Studies from UL, and an M.Sc. in Applied Social Research from Trinity College Dublin. In 2012 Gillian enrolled as a part-time PhD student in the Department of Sociology in Trinity College Dublin, Gillian is also a teaching assistant in quantitative research methods for the M.Sc in Applied Social Research course in Trinity. .