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Anya Ahmed Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Anya Ahmed is Professor of Wellbeing and Communities in the Department of Social Care and Social Work at Manchester Metropolitan University. A social scientist with over 25 years academic experience, she previously worked as a housing practitioner, trainer, and consultant. Her research focuses on the experiences of marginalised communities (with a specific focus on minoritized ethnic populations) and she has led a range of funded projects on housing and homelessness, migration, ageing and health and social care. Much of her work involves interrogation of the theoretical, conceptual, and applied nature of ‘community’ in national and international contexts. Anya is also a Non-Executive Director at Merseycare NHS FT, Chair of the Somali Adult Social Care Agency (SASCA) in Manchester; a member of the Customers and Communities Committee at Mosscare St Vincent’s Housing Association; and a Trustee for Knowledge for Change (K4C) a charity which organises ethical international student placements.