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.
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.
Ajay is a graduate in Politics and International Relations from Pondicherry University. He has a background in consulting and is passionate about storytelling using data. His deep-seated interest in migration, international relations, and politics drives his professional journey. Ajay is currently a Research fellow for the Kerala Migration Survey.
P Vinoth Kevin is a Master’s Graduate in Economics from Madras Christian College, Chennai. He is currently working as a research associate research fellow at IIMAD (International Institute of Migration and Development). His major areas of research interest include developmental economics, caste, and gender. He was a student leader at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the Economics department at Madras Christian College and earlier worked as a content creator for Maasta Marketing.Pvt.Ltd.
Rohit is a Masters graduate in International development from University of Northumbria, UK. He has earlier completed his bachelors of Economics from Madras Christian College India. He has co authored an article on Climate change. His major areas of Interests are Student Migration and Climate Change. He is currently working as a Public Relations Officer and Research fellow at the Institute. He is closely working with Monash University, Australia and Institute of Developing Economies, Japan on multiple projects regarding skilled migration of Indians to UK and Australia. He also currently oversees the Ageing Survey with Dr.Sunitha who is the senior research fellow of the Institute