Denis Kierans Researcher, The Migration Observatory and Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity

Denis Kierans is a Researcher at COMPAS, working with the Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity and the Migration Observatory. His research interests include integration, the mainstreaming of migration into development plans, public attitudes towards migration and the use of data on migration in policy making.

From 2014 to 2019 he held various positions at the International Organization for Migration (IOM). As Data and Research Officer with IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre, he wrote about international migration trends and designed and facilitated capacity building workshops for governments and other stakeholders.

He co-authored the Guidelines for the Harmonization of Migration Data Management in the ECOWAS Region, which was disseminated across West Africa and is helping to lay the groundwork for improved production and sharing of migration data in the region and beyond.

In his hometown of Halifax, Canada, he worked for a local NGO that sponsored the immigration of Russians and Israelis and supported their integration into the local community.

Denis holds a Masters degree from the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, where he focused on the movements of vulnerable groups within and between the EU and Russia.


Inclusive Cities

Sarah Spencer, Jacqui Broadhead and Denis Kierans | March 2017 - June 2023

Inclusive Cities Phase II: Action Plans

Jacqui Broadhead, Denis Kierans and Nathan Grassi | 2022

Inclusive Cities: COVID-19 Research and Policy Briefings

Denis Kierans and Jacqui Broadhead | 2020

Inclusive Cities: Integration policy and practice during COVID-19

Denis Kierans, Jacqui Broadhead and Nathan Grassi | 2021

Measuring Integration at the Local Level

Denis Kierans, Jacqui Broadhead, Madeleine Sumption and Nathan Grassi | September 2021 – December 2022

Tracking Public Attitudes and Preferences for Post-COVID-19 Labour Migration Policies

Jacqui Broadhead, William Allen, Mariña Fernández-Reino, Denis Kierans and Madeleine Sumption | July 2020 - June 2021