Ruth Heylin

As the Project Officer in respect of Ireland, Ruth will play a leading role in conducting desk research and in organising the interviews and workshops connected with WPs 2, 3, 4 and 7.
Ruth holds a masters degree in Public Administration: International and European Governance from Leiden University and an undergraduate degree in Law and French from University College Cork. Ruth has worked in different capacities in the area of migration. She has worked as a legal assistant in a leading immigration law firm in Dublin, as an Information Officer/Caseworker with the migrant-rights NGO the Immigrant Council of Ireland and as a Press Spokesperson for Europe Must Act, a grassroots movement which advocates for humane migration management policies across the EU. Ruth’s current research interests include irregular migration and regularisation policies. Her masters thesis focused on Ireland’s 2022 Regularisation Scheme for Undocumented Migrants. She recently co-wrote a policy brief with Anna Triandafyllidou, entitled “Regularizations of migrants without status in Europe: Scope, impact and lessons learned” for the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration & Integration at Toronto Metropolitan University.

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