S. Irudaya Rajan was a Former Professor at the Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Kerala (close 40 years of post-graduate experience) Currently, he is the chair of the KNOMAD (The Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development,)World Bank working group on internal migration and urbanization. He is one of the expert committee members to advise the Government of Kerala on Covid-19. He has published in international journals on social, economic, demographic, psychological and political implications of migration on individuals, community, economy and society. He is the editor of the annual series India Migration Report since 2010 and South Asia Migration Report since 2017 published by Routledge. Founder Editor in Chief, Migration and Devleopment (Taylor and Francis).
Dr Sunitha S is a trained demographer with more than 15 years of experience in the field of Ageing and Migration. Prior to joining IIMAD, she served for over 10 years as a Research Analyst at the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala and has been part of various research projects nationally and internationally. Sunitha holds a PhD in Demography from the University of Kerala. She has published her works in various books and journals on different demographic aspects. Her area of expertise includes International Migration, Ageing and Development.
Sreeja’s interests lies in surveying and data management. Prior to that she has worked at the Centre for Development Studies for more than a decade. She has actively been involved in the migration and ageing surveys that have been conducted at CDS .She protects the integrity of IIMAD’s financial roles and works closely with the international organizations to ensure efficient and economical delivery of services.
Migdad’s experience as a return migrant makes him an indispensable part of IIMAD. His administrative and managerial qualities have been guiding the organization as well as the individuals on establishing best practices internally.
Post Graduate in Development Economics and Policy from the University of Manchester, she has been actively involved in international migration research since 2012. The lead coordinator for several international projects including the EURA-NET research funded by the European Commission in India. Having conducted extensive fieldworks in India and abroad, has several publications to credit and her research interests include immigration policies, gender issues and the socio-political dynamics of the trans-national space.
Anand P Cherian holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Loyola College, Chennai and a Masters in Sociology from Jadavpur University, Calcutta. His main research interests include migration spaces, international educational mobility and labour migration with a focus on South Asia. Prior to joining IIMAD, Mr Anand worked with the Centre for Development Studies. His hobbies range from contemporary theatre to poetry. He makes IIMAD environment stress free through his wit.
Roshan R. Menon, is an M.Phil. graduate in Population Studies, from the International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai. He has earlier worked as a Research Associate at Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, where he was involved in coordinating multiple migration surveys and has co-designed a survey on Return Migrants as well. Although he has worked exclusively on migration, he also wishes to focus on areas in ageing and gender in the future.
Nelgyn Tennyson holds a Masters in Applied Economics from Pondicherry University (PU) and Population Studies from International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai. Before joining IIMAD, he served as a Research Associate at the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram. For a short stint, he was an intern with the Reserve Bank of India, Chennai. . Nelgyn enjoys innovative, collaborative and interdisciplinary research approaches in Population Ageing and Health Economics. His research focuses on Long Term Care Issues and Dementia. He is passionate about contributing to neurodegenerative epidemiology.
Lathika holds a Masters in Sociology from the University of Kerala and Clinical Psychology from the University of Tamil Nadu. She has worked in the capacity of a research assistant in various projects on migration, ageing and health in Kerala funded by Qatar University, Kassel University and the Tata Institute for Social Sciences. She was also a part of the recent study funded by EQUIDEM which focused on understanding the impact of COVID – 19 on GCC migrant workers. Before joining IIMAD, Lathika served as a Research Assistant at the Center for Development Studies, Thiruvanathapuram wherein she was involved in various projects on migration and ageing as field researcher and supervisor. She aims to combine her training in clinical psychology along with her knowledge of sociology to assist the society, especially migrants.