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Dr Sophie Mamattah joined the university staff as a research assistant in 2016. Previously, she completed her doctoral research at the University of Glasgow in the Department of Central and East European Studies. Her work explored identity construction and belonging among ethnic German Russians resident in both Russia and Germany. Dr Mamattah retains an interest in theorisations of migration, identity, identity construction, belonging and the sociology of migrant practice. She is particularly interested in Soviet and post-Soviet migrations.

Prior to coming to the University of the West of Scotland, Dr Mamattah coordinated a large TEMPUS funded project led by the University of Lincoln (Modernising Social Work Education and Teaching) involving project partners and stakeholders from 3 Russian universities alongside 2 European partners institutions. She has also worked on an EU-funded, migrant focussed project at the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities and the Scottish Government supported Scotland Malawi Mental Health Education Project.

Current research activities

At UWS, Dr Mamattah has contributed to externally funded projects and research reports commissioned by the British Council, SCVO and NHSS. In addition, she has organised research/CPD seminars.

Desired research direction

To continue developing research opportunites associated with work already undertaken at UWS


- Collaborating with colleagues and develop funding proposal on the basis of research work commissioned by the British Council

- Co-authoring article(s) utilising data collected for British Council commission

- Seeking additional opportunites to assist MCS colleagues with externally funded research work

Target collaborative organisations

British Council


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Research Output

Multi-level deal-making: challenges and opportunities for Scottish city regions

Van Der Zwet, A., Clark, J., Dempsey, D., Mamattah, S. & Pautz, H., 1 Jan 2020, Foregrounding Urban Agendas: The New Urban Issue in European Experiences of Policy-Making. Armondi, S. & De Gregorio Hurtado, S. (eds.). Springer International Publishing AG, p. 97-116 20 p. (The Urban Book Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Arts and culture: tools of peace in Rwanda

    Moore, A. T., McPherson, G. & Mamattah, S., 10 May 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Arts, Culture and Soft Power: Developing an Evidence Base

    McPherson, G., McGillivray, D., Mamattah, S., Cox, T. & Norrman, K. E., 31 Mar 2017, University of the West of Scotland. 57 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  • Activities

    • 1 Consultancy

    The Contribution of Art and Culture to Global Security and Stability

    Gayle McPherson (Consultant), & Sophie Mamattah (Consultant)

    Feb 2018Jul 2018

    Activity: Consultancy