Majella is a Professor of Social Policy and joined the Department of Sociological Studies in 2011, having taught in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Hull since completing her PhD ‘Lone Mothers Between Paid Work and Care: The Policy Regime in 20 Countries’ at the University of York.
Professor Majella Kilkey and Professor Louise Ryan co-direct the Migration Research Group in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Sheffield. Their collective research interests lie in the areas of migration, ageing and care. For the Sustainable Care Programme, Majella and Louise Co-lead the work package Care ‘In’ and ‘Out of’ Place.
Majella researches at the intersection of migration and family studies, focusing particularly on the intra-European Union mobility of European Union citizens, and issues of care and transnationality.