Ms Dr Marie McAuliffe

PhD in demography
Sir Roland Wilson Fellow

Research interests

- Irregular migration and displacement

- International migration governance

- Migrant decision making

- Migrant smuggling

- Public policy research partnerships


Marie is the head of the migration policy research division in the International Organization for Migration in Geneva, and Chief Editor of IOM's World Migration Report. She is a senior fellow at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, and on the editorial board of the journal International Migration. Marie convenes IOM’s Migration Research Leaders' Syndicate. 

Marie has led research and policy teams in government and has consulted to IOM, ILO and in the private sector, including in South Korea, Russia and Turkey. For 3 years (2012–2014) Marie directed the Australian irregular migration research program. In 2014, she was awarded a Sir Roland Wilson scholarship to complete her doctoral research at ANU's School of Demography, which was approved in December 2017. She is the 2018 recipient of the Charles Price Prize for outstanding doctoral research in migration studies.


IUSSP's Scientific Panel on International Migration

World Economic Forum Expert Network (Migration), Geneva

MIT Technology Review Global Panel, Massachusetts

International Steering Committee, Metropolis Network

International Committee, Swiss Network for International Studies, Geneva

Recent Op-Eds and Presentations

Migration and technology presentation, International Metropolis Conference, June 2019

The link between migration and technology is not what you think, World Economic Forum, Dec 2018

Global Compact on Migration, Migration Policy Centre, EUI, June 2018

Understanding migration journeys from migrants’ perspectives, launch of the World Migration Report 2018, UN NY, Dec 2017


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