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Marie McAuliffe

PhD Candidate

E: marie.mcauliffe@anu.edu.au

Research interests 

Marie's research interests include:

  • Forced migration
  • Migrant decision-making
  • Migrant smuggling
  • Media representations of migration
  • Enhancing public confidence in migration
  • Collaborative research with international organisations, policymakers & private sector researchers
  • Public policy research partnerships

PhD title

International unauthorised maritime migration: The migration patterns and processes of Hazara asylum seekers to Australia

Supervisory Panel

Professor James Raymer, School of Demography (Chair)
Associate Professor Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi, College of Asia and the Pacific (Supervisor)
Peter Hughes, Crawford School (Supervisor)

Scholarship

Sir Roland Wilson Foundation scholarship

Biography

Marie McAuliffe is the head of the migration policy research division in the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Geneva, Switzerland. She is a member of the International Geneva Committee of the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) in Geneva. She is a visiting 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 also a member of the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s Migration Research Advisory Group.

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.

Publications

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

Gallagher, A. & McAuliffe, M. (2016) ‘South-East Asia and Australia’ in McAuliffe, M. & Laczko, F. (eds) (2016) Migrant Smuggling Data and Research: A global review of the emerging evidence base, IOM: Geneva (forthcoming).

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. (2016) ‘The nexus between forced and irregular migration: Insights from demography’ in Kraly, E. & Abbasi-Shavazi, J. (2016) The Demography of Forced Migration. Springer. (forthcoming)

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 Parrinder, A. (2015) ‘Expanding the evidence base on irregular migration through research partnerships: The Australian Irregular Migration Research Programme’ in Migration Policy Practice, Volume V, Number 1.

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. 

Mence, V., Parrinder, A. and McAuliffe (2013) Environmentally-related International Migration: Policy Challenges. Australian Department of immigration and Border Protection: Occasional Paper number 6.  

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.

Jayasuriya, D. and McAuliffe, M. (2013) Placing recent Sri Lankan maritime arrivals in a broader migration context. Australian Department of immigration and Border Protection: Occasional Paper number 2.  

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

‘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.

‘Choice of destination country: evidence from refugees in Australia and potential asylum seekers in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka’, Governing Irregular Migration: States, Actors and Intermediaries, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy and the European University Institute, Athens, 8–9 July 2015 (with Dr Dinuk Jayasuriya, ANU).

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.

Lebanon: Struggling in the face of donor fatigue, Lowy Institute for International Policy, May 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.

Can the region respond to the Rohingya crisis? Lowy Institute for International Policy. May 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.

Building better partnerships: How policymakers and academia can create partnerships that flourish. APPS Policy Forum. April 2015.

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

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