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.