Researcher and Fieldwork Coordinator, Refugee Economies Programme
Vittorio Bruni is a DPhil student in Migration Studies and a Grand Union DTP Scholar with an Advanced Quantitative Methods award. He has a strong interest in human migration and the various themes that intersect with it. His DPhil research investigates vulnerabilities to human trafficking and exploitation in the context of labour migration to Thailand.
Vittorio holds a BA in Development Economics and International Cooperation, and a MSc in Public Policy Analysis. After finishing his studies, Vittorio worked for the United Nation University – Merit as a research officer. Later, he joined the Regional Office of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Bangkok, Thailand, where he was part of a regional project looking at migration and displacement in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, and Pakistan. Following, Vittorio took up a position as the IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) coordinator for Thailand and Laos PDR, conducting quantitative primary research activities on labour migration in these countries. In his latest positions, Vittorio has led DTM research teams in Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Russian Federation, and Tajikistan. Vittorio is now pursing his DPhil in Migration Studies while working as a Researcher and Fieldwork Coordinator for the Refugees Economic Programme.