Madeleine Sumption is the Director of the Migration Observatory, with particular expertise in visa policy and the role of migrants in the labour market.
Her research interests include labour migration, the economic impacts of migration policies, and immigrant integration. She has also done comparative research on government policies towards immigrant investors, illegal employment, 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 in Washington, DC.
In addition to her work for the Migration Observatory, Madeleine participates in other Oxford University research projects related to migration. She is also a member of the Migration Advisory Committee, an independent body that advises the UK government on migration issues.