Joy and Soile first met in 2018. Joy was part of FIGT’s Scholarship Committee and Research Affiliate and Soile was sharing ideas and engaging with FIGT members in and around London. Both of them had a desire to create a space for global mobile families to come together as a community for support, research, discussions and training and that’s when FIGT UK was reborn.
Joy and Soile would like to acknowledge the work done by Wendy Wilson and Claire Snowdon between 2012 and 2015 on FIGT UK and we look forward to building on their firm base.
The mission of FIGT UK is to:
Joy O'Neill is an Early Years Teacher, Researcher, Writer, Special Educational Needs Advisor and Advocate and Educational Consultant. She and her family spent 20 years on the move as a globally mobile family before returning to the UK. Her research between 2010 - 2016 focused on highly mobile military families and effective educational transitions. Since 2016 she has been focusing on the additional implications for highly mobile vulnerable groups of children and young people such as Refugees and Looked After Children and the implications for mental health, well-being and education.
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Contact the UK Affiliate leadership team at firstname.lastname@example.org.