Elected: 2015
Discipline: Language, Literature and History
Professor Alison Phipps OBE FRSE, FAcSS

UNESCO Chair: Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts, University of Glasgow.

Alongside her role as UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts, Professor Alison Phipps is also Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies, and Co-Convener of Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNET) at the University of Glasgow. She has twenty years of research experience in using creative and intercultural methodologies in multilingual communities and regularly advises public, governmental and third sector bodies on migration and language policy and is a member of Poverty Truth Commission. She was appointed Adjunct Professor of Hospitality and Tourism at Auckland University of Technology in 2017. In 2012 Alison received an OBE for Services to Education and Intercultural and Interreligious Relations.