Lorraine’s expertise is the political economy, development and education of the Middle East. Her research currently focusses on refugee education and livelihoods with a particular focus on digital livelihoods. She is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Na’amal, a social enterprise which links forcibly displaced people with remote work opportunities and which also provides skills training and mentorship. She is also Co-lead of the Digital Skills and Digital Work project at the Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement, University of Cambridge. She is a member of the MIT ReACT Advisory Committee and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Technical Advisory Committee for ReBuild, their East Africa livelihood programme.