COMPAS Associates

Research Associateships at COMPAS are open to academics, practitioners and policy makers who may require association with COMPAS to support work on a designated task or project connected to the Centre’s own  research. We also accept applications from those with expertise related to a particular COMPAS cluster theme or as recognition of significant contribution to the Centre’s development.  

Associateships are usually held for one academic year or a specified period of time (e.g. the length of a project), although this period can be extended where the contribution continues to be useful.  We are happy to consider external applications for Research Associate Status, but applicants must have a senior member of COMPAS staff willing to act as link-person. This link-person will be responsible for submitting your application to the relevant Management Committee meeting (once each term) for approval.

Manolo Abella

Manolo Abella, an economist, was formerly the Director of the International Migration Programme of the ILO in Geneva More >

Oliver Bakewell

Oliver Bakewell is a Co-Director of the International Migration Institute (IMI), part of MigrationOxford at the University of Oxford.  More >

Alexander Betts

Dr Alexander Betts is Associate Professor in Refugee Studies and Forced Migration, and a Fellow of Green Templeton College More >

Igor Calzada

Dr Calzada holds positions as Lecturer in Policy at Aston University in Birmingham (UK) and in Global Cities and Public Policies on the MSc in Global Sustainable Cities at the Institute for Future Cities at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow (UK).  More >

Stephen Castles

Stephen Castles is a Senior Research Associate and Research Chair in Sociology at the University of Sydney More >

Robin Cohen

Robin Cohen is a Senior Research Associate at COMPAS, Emeritus Professor and Former Director of the International Migration Institute. More >

Cathryn Costello

Cathryn Costello is Associate Professor of International Human Rights and Refugee Law at the University of Oxford More >

Nicola Delvino

Nicola Delvino has a Masters Degree in Law from the University of Bari, Italy and has been an Erasmus scholar at ULB Brussels. More >

Alan Gamlen

Alan Gamlen is a Lecturer at the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington More >

Nina Glick-Schiller

Nina Glick-Schiller is the Director of the Cosmopolitan Cultures Institute at the University of Manchester More >

Hein de Haas

Hein de Haas is a Co-Director of the International Migration Institute (IMI), part of MigrationOxford at the University of Oxford. More >

Iryna Lapshyna

Iryna Lapshyna holds a PhD in International Economics. Currently she holds a research grant of the British Academy.  More >

Philip Martin

Philip Martin holds a Chair, UC Davies on UC Comparative Immigration & Integration Program and is Editor of the monthly Migration News and the Quarterly Rural Migration News. More >

Deborah Phillips

Deborah Phillips is a Lecturer in Geography and Visiting Reader, Geography at Jesus College, University of Oxford. More >

Cinzia Rienzo

Cinzia Rienzo is a Research Fellow at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. More >

Ali Rogers

Ali Rogers is the Editor of Global Networks: A journal of transnational affairs and the COMPAS Working Papers series.  More >

Isabel Ruiz

Isabel Ruiz is the Economics Fellow at Harris Manchester College where she teaches in the PPE program. She is also one of the researchers of COMPAS Labour Market Impacts of Forced Migration (LAMFOR) project. More >

Elizabeth Shlala

Dr Elizabeth Shlala is a specialist in modern Middle East and North African studies with a particular interest in migration, law, and Islam between Europe and the Middle East. More >

Melissa Siegel

Dr. Melissa Siegel currently works as an Associate Professor and Head of Migration Studies at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance and UNU-MERIT. More >

Fiona Williams

Fiona Williams is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at the University of Leeds More >

Previous Members of Staff

Staff who have worked for COMPAS include:

Scott Blinder

Scott Blinder is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst More >

Alessio Cangiano

Alessio Cangiano is a demographer working on migration and the economic integration of migrants in the UK and Europe.  More >

Katharine Charsley

Katharine Charsley is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of Bristol.  More >

Sondra Hausner

Sondra Hausner is University Lecturer in the Study of Religion at Oxford. More >

Vanessa Hughes

Vanessa Hughes is a DPhil candidate at Goldsmiths, University of London More >

Frank Pieke

Previously, Frank Pieke headed the COMPAS Programme on 'Sending Contexts'.  More >

Isabel Shutes

Isabel Shutes is a lecturer in Social Policy at the London School of Economics More >

Nando Sigona

Dr Nando Sigona is Birmingham Fellow and Lecturer at the School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham More >

Ellie Vasta

Ellie Vasta is a Senior Research Associate at COMPAS, having previously been a Senior Researcher (2003-09). More >

Steve Vertovec

Steven Vertovec is Former Director of COMPAS (2003-7) and currently Director of the Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity based in Gottingen, Germany. More >

Iain Walker

Iain Walker is a Research Associate at COMPAS having previously worked as a Senior Researcher in the Flows and Dynamics cluster. More >