The Migration, Borders and Policy Observatory

The Migration, Borders and Policy Observatory is an expansion and rebranding of the virtual research Centre hosted at Monash University from 2010-2020: The Border Crossing Observatory. The Migration, Borders and Policy Observatory research theme is a key platform of MMIC, focused specifically on the intersection of border control and immigration law, regulations and policy with  border crossing experiences and patterns.

The research across this theme includes human trafficking and modern slavery, migrant worker exploitation and abuse including unlawful migrant workers, deportation and offshore detention policy transfer. The research theme also maintains the Border Deaths Database: Australia's only data collection system that accounts for border-related deaths. While the research theme is informed by interdisciplinary approaches and draws on expertise across a range of fields, it is heavily focused on border criminology scholarship and scholars who are leading research in this field internationally.

Research leads

Associate Professor Marie Segrave
Associate Professor of Criminology, Faculty of Arts

Professor Mary Bosworth
Professor of Criminology, Faculty of Arts
Director of affiliated virtual research centre Border Criminologies at Oxford University

Associate Professor Dayna Simpson
Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management, Faculty of Business