Dr Erika Kalocsányiová

Dr Erika Kalocsányiová PhD

Research Fellow

Dr Erika Kalocsányiová has been a Research Fellow with the Institute for Lifecourse Development since May 2020.  

Erika joined the university as an Enterprise & Partnerships Fellow in February 2020. Her research focuses primarily on displaced and refugee students' transitioning and re-integration into higher education. She has also been involved in research on multilingual pedagogies, adult language acquisition, and the ability of language to reproduce or challenge social inequalities. Erika has an ongoing interest in intercultural communication in healthcare and mental health education.    

Erika obtained her PhD in Linguistics at the University of Luxembourg, where she examined the linguistic integration processes and outcomes of forced migrants who arrived in the country during the 2015-2016 refugee crises.

Posts previously held

  • February 2020 – April 2020, Enterprise & Partnerships Fellow, Institute for Lifecourse Development, University of Greenwich
  • December 2015 – November 2019, Doctoral Researcher, Institute for Research on Multilingualism, University of Luxembourg

Responsibilities within the university

Research Fellow with ILD | Centre for Mental Health & Centre for Thinking and Learning.


  • LANGSCAPE network
  • IMISCOE research network
  • Centre for Research & Enterprise in Language

Research / Scholarly interests

Erika has extensive experience in linguistic integration research and is skilled in a variety of qualitative research methods, including interviewing, stakeholder mapping, thematic, critical discourse and conversation analysis, ethnography, and various participatory research methods. Her research interests include linguistic repertoires and multilingual creativity, multiple language acquisition, language minority students' educational integration, and intercultural communication in education and healthcare.

Recent publications


Kalocsanyiova, Erika , Essex, Ryan, Brophy, Sorcha A., Sriram, Veena (2023), Social media opposition to the 2022/2023 UK nurse strikes. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Nursing Inquiry: e12600 ISSN: 1320-7881 (Print), 1440-1800 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/nin.12600).

Arnell, Paul , Lewis, Olayinka, Kalocsanyiova, Erika, Forrester, Andrew (2023), The UK's illegal migration bill: human rights violated. SAGE Publications. In: , , , . SAGE Publications, Medicine, Science and the Law . pp. 1-3 ISSN: 0025-8024 (Print), 2042-1818 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/00258024231186736).

Essex, Ryan , Thompson, Trevor, Evans, Thomas, Fortune, Vanessa , Kalocsanyiova, Erika , Miller, Denise A , Markowski, Marianne , Elliott, Helen (2023), Ethical climate in healthcare: a systematic review and meta-analysis. SAGE. In: , , , . SAGE, Nursing Ethics ISSN: 0969-7330 (Print), 1477-0989 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/09697330231177419).

Markowski, Marianne , Kalocsanyiova, Erika, Essex, Ryan (2023), The current landscape of studies involving intergenerational letter and email writing: a systematic scoping review and textual narrative synthesis. SAGE. In: , , , . SAGE, Written Communication ISSN: 0741-0883 (Print), 1552-8472 (Online) (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Samuk, Sahizer , Burchi, Sandra, Kalocsanyiova, Erika (2023), Work and gender in the context of spatial mobility and migration: the case of highly skilled Italians abroad. Springer. In: , , , . Springer, Journal of International Migration and Integration ISSN: 1488-3473 (Print), 1874-6365 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12134-023-01019-7).

Essex, Ryan and , Kalocsanyiova, Erika (2022), Between resistance and complicity, the Australian healthcare community and 30 years of immigration detention. Springer. In: , , , . Springer, Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 24 . pp. 1599-1601 ISSN: 1557-1912 (Print), 1557-1920 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10903-022-01389-7).

Kalocsanyiova, Erika , Essex, Ryan, Fortune, Vanessa (2022), Inequalities in Covid-19 messaging: a systematic scoping review. Taylor and Francis - Routledge. In: , , , . Taylor and Francis - Routledge, Health Communication ISSN: 1041-0236 (Print), 1532-7027 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2022.2088022).

Essex, Ryan , Weldon, Sharon Marie, Kalocsanyiova, Erika, Mccrone, Paul , Deb, Sanjoy (2022), The impact of healthcare strikes on patient mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Health Services Research, 57 (6) . pp. 1218-1234 ISSN: 0017-9124 (Print), 1475-6773 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/1475-6773.14022).

Kalocsányiová, Erika , Bîlici, Natalia, Jenkins, Ryan, Obojska, Maria , Samuk Carignani, Şahizer (2022), What works to facilitate displaced and refugee-background students’ access and participation in European higher education: results from a multilingual systematic review. Routledge. In: , , , . Routledge, Educational Review ISSN: 0013-1911 (Print), 1465-3397 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/00131911.2022.2085670).

Essex, Ryan , Kalocsanyiova, Erika, Young, Peter, McCrone, Paul (2022), Psychological distress in Australian onshore and offshore immigration detention centres from 2014-2018. Springer. In: , , , . Springer, Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 24 (4) . pp. 868-874 ISSN: 1557-1912 (Print), 1557-1920 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10903-022-01335-7).

Essex, Ryan , Kalocsanyiova, Erika, Scott, James, Pacella, Rosana (2022), The health of children in Australian immigration detention centres: an analysis of the quarterly health reports from 2014-2017. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 58 (6) . pp. 985-990 ISSN: 1034-4810 (Print), 1440-1754 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/jpc.15880).

Essex, Ryan , Weldon, Sharon Marie, Thompson, Trevor, Kalocsanyiova, Erika , Mccrone, Paul , Deb, Sanjoy (2021), Impact of healthcare strikes on patient mortality: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. BMJ Publishing Group. In: , , , . BMJ Publishing Group, BMJ Open, 11: e050826 (12) 2044-6055 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-050826).

Kalocsanyiova, Erika , Essex, Ryan, Poulter, Damian (2021), Risk and health communication during covid-19: a linguistic landscape analysis. Taylor & Francis. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis, Health Communication, 38 (6) . pp. 1080-1089 ISSN: 1041-0236 (Print), 1532-7027 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2021.1991639).

Essex, Ryan , Kalocsányiová, Erika, Rumyantseva, Nataliya, Jameson, Jill (2021), Trust amongst refugees in resettlement settings: A systematic scoping review and thematic analysis of the literature. Springer Nature. In: , , , . Springer Nature, Journal of International Migration and Integration, 23 (2) . pp. 543-568 ISSN: 1488-3473 (Print), 1874-6365 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12134-021-00850-0).

Essex, Ryan , Kalocsanyiova, Erika, Timberlake, Frances, Wellander, Marta (2021), UK offshore immigration detention: why the medical community should act now. SAGE. In: , , , . SAGE, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 114 (7) . pp. 344-346 ISSN: 0141-0768 (Print), 1758-1095 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0141076821994271).

Kalocsányiová, Erika and , Shatnawi, Malika (2020), ‘He was obliged to seek refuge’: an illustrative example of a cross-language interview analysis. SAGE Publications. In: , , , . SAGE Publications, Qualitative Research, 21 (6) . pp. 846-864 ISSN: 1468-7941 (Print), 1741-3109 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1468794120952020).

Kalocsanyiova, Erika and , (2018), At the borders of languages: the role of ideologies in the integration of forced migrants in multilingual Luxembourg. Taylor & Francis. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 46 (9) . pp. 1903-1920 ISSN: 1369-183X (Print), 1469-9451 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2018.1510307).

Kalocsanyiova, Erika and , (2017), Towards a repertoire-building approach: multilingualism in language classes for refugees in Luxembourg. Taylor & Francis. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis, Language and Intercultural Communication, 17 (4) . pp. 474-493 ISSN: 1470-8477 (Print), 1747-759X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/14708477.2017.1368149).

Book section

Kalocsányiová, Erika and , Shatnawi, Malika (2022), Transcribing (multilingual) voices: from fieldwork to publication. Multilingual Matters. In: , , In: Prue Holmes, Judith Reynolds, Sara Ganassin (eds.), The Politics of Researching Multilingually. Multilingual Matters, . ISBN: 9781800410145 (doi: https://centerforinterculturaldialogue.org/2019/05/29/cfp-the-politics-of-researching-multilingually/).

Kalocsanyiova, Erika and , (2020), Researching forced migrants’ trajectories: encounters with multilingualism. Nomos. In: , , In: Christian Wille, Birte Nienaber (eds.), Border Experiences in Europe: Everyday Life - Working Life - Communication - Languages. Nomos, Baden-Baden , 1 (1) (1st) . pp. 217-236 . ISBN: 9783848754441 (doi: https://doi.org/10.5771/9783845295671-217).

Conference item

Kalocsanyiova, Erika and , Shatnawi, Malika (2023), Transcribing multilingual voices: moments of choice and doubt. In: British Association for Applied Linguistics, 56th Annual Conference: Opening Up Applied Linguistics, 23rd -25th August 2023, University of York , . , (doi: ).

Kalocsanyiova, Erika , Essex, Ryan, Fortune, Vanessa (2022), What we learned about language, health communication and inequalities in the context of Covid-19: results from a systematic scoping review. In: BAAL conference 2022, 1-3 September 2022, Queen's University Belfast , . , (doi: ).

Samuk Carignani, Sahizer , Burchi, Sandra, Kalocsanyiova, Erika (2022), Work and gender in the context of spatial mobility and migration: the case of highly skilled Italians abroad [11 EFRC]. In: 11th European Feminist Research Conference - Social Change in a Feminist Perspective: Situating Gender Research in Times of Political Contention, 15th - 18th June 2022, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy , . , (doi: https://11efrc.unimib.it/wp-content/uploads/sites/131/2022/06/11-EFRC_Book-of-Abstracts_draft_v1.2.pdf) NB Item availability restricted.

Kalocsanyiova, Erika , Essex, Ryan, Poulter, Damian (2021), Signs for all: a linguistic landscape analysis of Covid-19 messaging in Hackney, London. In: 18th IMISCOE Annual Conference Online: Crossing borders, connecting cultures, 07-09 Jul 2021, Luxembourg , . , (doi: https://www.imiscoe.org/events/imiscoe-events/925-18th-imiscoe-annual-conference-luxembourg-july-7-9-2021).

Essex, Ryan and , Kalocsanyiova, Erika (2021), Resistance in response to Australian immigration detention: lessons learnt after three decades of advocacy. In: Oxford Migration Conference: Borders and Justice, 10-15 May 2021, Online , . , (doi: https://www.torch.ox.ac.uk/event/oxford-migration-conference-2021-borders-and-justice).

Working paper

Kalocsányiová, Erika and , (2019), Linguistic ethnography: an approach for forced migration and integration research? Examples from Luxembourg. Université du Luxembourg. In: , , , . Université du Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette (doi: https://mis.uni.lu/wp-content/uploads/sites/131/2020/02/2019_MIS-WP-15-Erika-Kalocsanyiova-Linguistic-ethnography.pdf).