Regina Serpa is a housing researcher and an RTPI chartered planner based in the UK. She is currently a Primary Investigator on a comparative, three-country study of migrant homelessness - an ESRC funded postdoctoral research collaboration with Leiden Law School and the University of Stirling.
Regina obtained her Doctorate (PhD) degree in Urban Studies in 2019 from Heriot-Watt University; and has a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Housing Studies in 2011 with distinction from the University of Stirling and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) degree in 2009 with distinction from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Previously, Regina practiced for several years as a consultant at a private research firm in Scotland in addition to teaching on the postgraduate Housing Studies programme at the University of Stirling.
Her research and activities at the Van Vollenhoven Institute focuses on international ‘crimmigration’ law - the convergence of criminal and immigration law.