Marie McAuliffe

Marie McAuliffe

Position: PhD Candidate
School and/or Centres: School of Demography

Email: marie.mcauliffe@anu.edu.au

Location: Geneva, Switzerland and Ankara, Turkey

Marie McAuliffe is the head of the migration policy research division in the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Geneva, Switzerland. She is a senior fellow at the Global Migration Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and a visiting scholar at the Population Institute at Hacettepe University in Ankara. Marie is co-convener of IOM’s Migration Research Leaders Syndicate in support of the Global Compact for Migration. She is also on the Editorial Board of the journal International Migration.

Marie has led research, analysis and policy teams in government and has consulted to the IOM, the International Labor Organization as well as in the private sector, including in South Korea, Russia, Central Asia and Turkey. For three years (2012–2014) Marie directed the Australian irregular migration research program. Marie is currently on leave from the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

  • Forced migration
  • Migrant decision-making
  • Migrant smuggling
  • Media representations of migration
  • Enhancing public confidence in migration
  • Public policy research partnerships

Selected Publications

McAuliffe, M. and Ruhs, M. (ed) (2018) World Migration Report Special Issue, Migration Policy Practice, vol VII, no 4.

McAuliffe, M. (2018) ‘The nexus between forced and irregular migration: Insights from demography’ in Hugo, G., Abbasi-Shavazi, M.J. & Kraly, E.P. (eds) The Demography of Refugee and Forced Migration. Springer & IUSSP.

McAuliffe, M. and Goossens, A. M. (2018) ‘Regulating International Migration in an Era of Increasing Interconnectedness’ in Triandafyllidou, A. (ed) Handbook on Migration and Globalisation, Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK.

McAuliffe, M. (2018) ‘Migration moderate, ‘master weaver’ and inspirational team leader: Reflecting on the lasting legacy of Graeme Hugo in three spheres of migration policy’, in Klocher, N. and Dun, O. (Eds) Population, Migration and Settlement in Australia and the Asia-Pacific: In memory of Graeme Hugo, Routledge: Oxon and New York.

McAuliffe, M. and Ruhs, M. (eds) (2017) World Migration Report 2018. IOM: Geneva.

McAuliffe, M., Kitimbo, A., Goossens, A.M. and Ullah, A.A. (2017) ‘Understanding migration journeys from migrants’ perspectives’ in McAuliffe, M. and Ruhs, M. (eds) (2017) World Migration Report 2018. IOM: Geneva.

McAuliffe, M. and Koser, K.  (eds) (2017) A long way to go: Irregular migration patterns, processes, drivers and decision making. ANU Press: Canberra.

McAuliffe, M. and Koser, K.  (2017) 'Introduction', in A long way to go: Irregular migration patterns, processes, drivers and decision making. ANU Press: Canberra.

McAuliffe, M. and Mence, V. (2017) 'Irregular maritime migration as a global phenomenon', in McAuliffe, M. and Koser, K. A long way to go: Irregular migration patterns, processes, drivers and decision making. ANU Press: Canberra.

McAuliffe, M. and Jayasuriya, D. (2017) 'Placing Sri Lankan maritime arrivals in a broader migration context', in McAuliffe, M. and Koser, K. A long way to go: Irregular migration patterns, processes, drivers and decision making. ANU Press: Canberra.

McAuliffe, M. (2017) 'Seeking the views of irregular migrants: Decision-making, drivers and migration journeys', in McAuliffe, M. and Koser, K. A long way to go: Irregular migration patterns, processes, drivers and decision making. ANU Press: Canberra.

McAuliffe, M., Weeks, Warren and Koser, K. (2017) 'Media and migration: Comparative analysis of print and online media reporting on migrants and migration in selected countries', in McAuliffe, M. and Koser, K. A long way to go: Irregular migration patterns, processes, drivers and decision making. ANU Press: Canberra.

McAuliffe, M. and Koser, K. (2017) 'Conclusions', in McAuliffe, M. and Koser, K. A long way to go: Irregular migration patterns, processes, drivers and decision making. ANU Press: Canberra.

McAuliffe, M. (2017) ‘The Human Development Visa Scheme: Applying Practical and Sustainable Policy Levers to Actively Encourage Migrants to Undertake Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration’, in McAuliffe, M. and M. Klein Solomon (Conveners) (2017) Migration Research Leaders’ Syndicate: Ideas to Inform International Cooperation on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, IOM: Geneva.

McAuliffe, M. and Klein Solomon, M. (ed) (2017) Migration Research Leaders Syndicate Special Issue, Migration Policy Practice, vol VII, no 3.

McAuliffe, M. (2017) 'Protection Elsewhere, Resilience Here: Introduction to the Special Issue on Statelessness, Irregularity and Protection in Southeast Asia', Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies 15(3): 221-231.

McAuliffe, M. & Laczko, F. (eds) (2016) Migrant Smuggling Data and Research: A global review of the emerging evidence base, IOM: Geneva.

McAuliffe, M. (ed) (2016) Afghan Displacement Special Issue, Migration Policy Practice, vol IV, no 3.

McAuliffe, M. (2016) ‘How transnational connectivity is shaping irregular migration: Insights for migration policy and practice from the 2015 irregular migration flows to Europe’ in Migration Policy Practice, volume VI, number 1, pp. 4-10.

McAuliffe, M. (2016) Resolving policy conundrums: Enhancing humanitarian protection in Southeast Asia. Paper prepared for the January 2016 MPI Trans-Atlantic Council meeting in Berlin. Migration Policy Institute: Washington DC.

McAuliffe, M. (2016) ‘Migration moderate, ‘master weaver’ and inspirational team leader: Reflecting on the lasting legacy of Graeme Hugo in three spheres of migration policy’ in Australian Geographer. Published online 21 August 2016.

McAuliffe, M. (2018) ‘The nexus between forced and irregular migration: Insights from demography' in Hugo, G., Abbasi-Shavazi, M.J. & Kraly, E.P. (eds)  The Demography of Refugee and Forced Migration. Springer & IUSSP.

McAuliffe, M. & Jayasuriya, D. (2016) ‘Do asylum seekers and refugees choose destination countries? Evidence from large-scale surveys in Australia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.’ International Migration, online 19 February 2016.

Jayasuriya, D., McAuliffe, M. & Iqbal, M. (2016) The dynamic nature of migration aspirations: Findings from a longitudinal study of households in Sri Lanka. Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection: Occasional Paper series.

McAuliffe, M. & Koser, K. (2015) 'Unintended Consequences: How Migrant Smugglers are Exploiting the International Protection System,' Advance, Australian National University, Winter 2015, pp. 30-33.

McAuliffe, M. Koser, K. and Weeks, W. (2015) Media and migration: International comparative analysis of print and online media reporting of migration and migrants in selected countries (Phase II). Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection: Occasional Paper number 17.

McAuliffe, M. and Weeks, W. (2015) Media and migration: Comparative analysis of print and online media reporting on migrants and migration in selected origin and destination countries. Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection: Occasional Paper number 13.

McAuliffe, M. and Mence, V. (2014) Global Irregular Maritime Migration: Current and Future Challenges. Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection: Occasional Paper number 7. 

McAuliffe, M. (2013) Seeking the views of irregular migrants: Decision making, drivers and migration journeys. Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection: Occasional Paper number 5.

McAuliffe, M. (2013) Seeking the views of irregular migrants: Survey background, rationale and methodology. Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection: Occasional Paper number 4.

Koser, K. and McAuliffe, M. (2013) Establishing an Evidence-Base for Future Policy Development on Irregular Migration to Australia. Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection: Occasional Paper number 1.

Conferences Papers and Presentations

International Migrants' Day launch of World Migration Report 2018 (video panel presentation) focusing on 'migration journeys' and 'media coverage of migrants and migration' with IOM Director General William L. Swing and William Allen (University of Oxford), 18 December 2017, UN HQ, New York.

‘World Migration Report 2018 panel presentation to IOM’s 108th Session of the IOM Council, with IOM Director General William L. Swing and Dr Martin Ruhs, 30 November 2017, UN Palais, Geneva.

'Media and migration: Comparative analysis of print and online media reporting on migrants and migration in selected countries’, Media and Migration Conference, Prague, 7-9 November 2016.

'Migrant smuggling data and research—Findings from IOM’s global review of the emerging evidence base, Graduate Institute, Geneva, 2 November 2016.

‘Future seekers in an era of survival migration: The demography and decisions of Afghan maritime asylum seekers to Australia’, Afghan Migration: Aspirations, Movements, Demography, Integration & Return, Australian National University, 23 & 24 March 2016.

Research findings on choice of destination country of refugees and asylum seekers, Demography Seminar Series, Hacettepe University, Ankara, 25 February 2016.

‘International Irregular Migration: Evidence from refugees in Australia and potential asylum seekers in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan & Sri Lanka’, National Institute of Population Research, Iran and the Population Association of Iran, Tehran, 24 November 2015.

‘Global forces shaping irregular migration flows and state responses: An Australian case study’, Governing Irregular Migration: States, Actors and Intermediaries, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy and the European University Institute, Athens, 8–9 July 2015.

Conferences Convened

Afghan Migration: Aspirations, Movements, Demography, Integration & Return, School of Demography, Australian National University, 23 & 24 March 2016 – Co-convened with Professor James Raymer.

Op Eds

Irregular migration flows and the regulation-expectation paradox, Lowy Institute for International Policy, June 2016.

EU-Turkey deal: Coming to terms with the appification of migration, Lowy Institute for International Policy, March 2016.

The Appification of migration. APPS Policy Forum. January 2016.

Things only get worse for Greece as migrant smuggling surges Lowy Institute for International Policy. July 2015.

The influence of geography, technology and money on refugee migration. Lowy Institute for International Policy. May 2015.

Quantifying misery: The importance of tracking migrant smuggling. Lowy Institute for International Policy. April 2015.

'Illicit': A decade on and what have we learned? Lowy Institute for International Policy. 26 March 2015.

Member, Scientific Committee of the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS), Geneva.

Member, World Economic Forum Expert Network (Migration), Geneva.

Member, International Board of Advisors to the Asia in Global Affairs research forum, Kolkata.

Member, Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s Migration Research Advisory Group, Canberra.

Member, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population

Member, International Steering Committee Metropolis Network, Ottawa

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