Dr Gunjan Sondhi

Gunjan Sondhi is a lecturer in Geography at the Open University, with prior postdoctoral experience in leading universities in Canada, Singapore and the UK.  Her research interests focus on the interplay between gender, work, education and migration/mobility with an emphasis on international student and highly skilled mobility.  This work has stretched across South and Southeast Asia, North America and the UK/EU. Gunjan has contributed to international level policy dialogues in relation to international student and skilled migration.

Prof Parvati Raghuram

Parvati Raghuram is a Professor in Geography and Migration at the Open University, UK. She has published widely on re-theorising migration of international students and skilled migrants, particularly women in the information technology (IT) sector and medicine. She has written for policy audiences having co-authored research papers for a number of think-thanks and international organisations.

Dr James Wright

James is a research associate working with the Geography department at the Open University. He holds a PhD in Informatics. His interests centre on applying advanced statistical approaches for the benefit of social science research, with special reference to the relationships between migration/mobility patterns and education, gender, race and work.

The Open University

Funding for this project is provided by the Strategic Research and Innovation funds, and the IDII Strategic Research Area.


The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) is a key project partner.