Chantal Radley

Engagement & Evaluation Manager in the Forces in Mind Trust Research Centre

Veterans & families Institute for Military Social Research

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

Areas of Expertise: Migration (human)

Research Supervision:Yes


Chantal has an MA (Cantab) in Modern and Medieval Languages from Newnham College, University of Cambridge, an MSc from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and is currently studying for a PhD in Chilean migration and development at The Open University.

Initially specialising in global advertising and marketing communications, Chantal moved into the not for profit sector after completing her MSc. She has led a range of NGO based research projects as well as managing and consulting on international development programmes focusing on issues including migration, refugees and female reproductive health. Chantal has also managed UK based regional and local social / community development programmes with a range of stakeholders. 

Spoken Languages

English, French and Spanish

Research interests

  • International development, migration and refugees
  • Chile and Latin America
  • Diasporas, transnationalism and exile
  • Civil society and social movements
  • Military families, military spouses and Service children


  • MA(Cantab) – Modern and Medieval Languages, Newnham College, University of Cambridge 1995-1999
  • MSc – Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London 2001-2002

Memberships, editorial boards

Member of the Society of Latin American Studies

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Dudley Stamp Memorial Award, Royal Geographical Society 2016
  • Society for Latin American Studies Fieldwork grant 2016