Myriam Cherti is a Senior Researcher at the Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity as a Principal Investigator for the C-MISE initiative, a knowledge-exchange programme supporting European cities to share knowledge on best practices and policy responses regarding irregular migrants.
Before that, she was Head of Migration Governance, Data and Research at Morocco's International Organisation for Migration (IOM). Previously, she led the Migration and Development Unit of IOM in the UK. In 2018, she was seconded by IOM to work with the Moroccan government, leading the organisation of the Global Forum for Migration and Development and the preparations for the adoption of the Global Compact on Migration. Myriam had worked as a Senior Researcher at COMPAS when she was Co-Investigator on a project researching irregular migration and immigration enforcement in the UK. Before that, she led migration research at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) and worked for Migrants Organise. As a result, she has extensive experience and expertise in irregular migration, migrant integration and reintegration, diaspora policy and Moroccan migration. Myriam has also worked as a consultant and independent researcher on several European projects on migrant integration. She holds a PhD in Migration Studies from the University of Sussex and an MSc in Social Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences.