Madeleine Sumption is the Director of the Migration Observatory. She is a policy specialist focusing on the impacts of migration policies and the role of migrants in the labour market.
Madeleine’s research interests include labour migration, the economic and social impacts of migration policies, and immigrant integration. She has also done comparative research on government policies towards immigrant investors, immigration in trade agreements, and the recognition of foreign qualifications. Before joining Oxford, Madeleine was Director of Research for the international program at the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) in Washington, DC. She remains a Non-resident Fellow with Migration Policy Institute Europe.
Madeleine is a member of the Migration Advisory Committee, an independent panel that advises the UK Government on migration issues. She is also Chair of Migration Statistics User Forum, which brings together producers and users of migration data. In 2017, she received an MBE for services to social science.
Madeleine is available for collaboration with early-career researchers working on immigration policy and its impacts in the UK and overseas