Dr Chantal Radley

Research Fellow

Areas of Expertise:
Migration (human) , International development

Chantal has an MA (Cantab) in Modern and Medieval Languages from Newnham College, University of Cambridge, an MSc from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and a PhD in Chilean migration and development from The Open University.

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Initially specialising in global advertising and communications, Chantal moved into the not-for-profit sector after completing her MSc. She has led a range of NGO-based research projects and managed a range of international development programmes focusing on issues including migration, refugees and female reproductive health.

Chantal has collaborated on UK-based regional and local social/community development programmes with a range of stakeholders. Skilled at building relationships and developing strategic partnerships, she utilises her language and communications expertise to work effectively with people within different communities.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Research interests

  • International development, migration and refugees
  • Chile and Latin America
  • Diasporas, transnationalism and exile
  • Civil society and social movements


  • MA(Cantab) – Modern and Medieval Languages, Newnham College, University of Cambridge
  • MSc – Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
  • PhD – The Open University

Memberships, editorial boards

Member of the Society of Latin American Studies

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Co-Investigator - Older EU migrants and access to public services and support post-Brexit
  • Co-Investigator - Improving experiences of Roma families with Children’s services: A scoping exercise for policy and practice
  • Co-Investigator - Understanding and improving Non-UK Service and Transition in the British Armed Forces
  • Co-Lead for the Diaspora Development/Race and Decolonisation Group of the Inter- University Migration Network
  • Dudley Stamp Memorial Award, Royal Geographical Society 2016
  • Society for Latin American Studies, Fieldwork grant 2016