Gil Viry is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology. He joined the University of Edinburgh in 2012 as a Chancellor’s Fellow. Using social survey methods, social network analysis and sequence analysis, his substantive research focuses on spatial mobility, social networks, family and intimate relationships. He has a keen interest in studying the spatiality of social networks and how spatial distance and mobility behaviours relate to individuals’ social and professional integration over the life course. His contribution to the TEAMS project will be related to the network data collection and analysis, and the combination of social network analysis and ethnographic research to study teachers’ agency and the structural conditions that facilitate opportunities for migrant students’ integration.