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Professor John Salt

John-Salt.jpgMigration Research Unit,
University College London,
Department of Geography,
26 Bedford Way,
London
WC1H 0AP.

Telephone: +44 20 7679 5525
E-Mail j.salt@ucl.ac.uk

Degrees:

BA(Hons) Geography, University of Liverpool, 1963. PhD, University of Liverpool, 1967.

Awards:

Royal Geographical Society, Edward Heath Award for contributions to the study of population and migration in Europe, 1993.

Brief Biography

Professor, UCL, University of London, 1996 - (Emeritus 2008-);  Director, Migration Research Unit, UCL (1989-); Co-Director. Leverhulme Programme on Migration and Citizenship (2003-). Consultant to OECD (1985-), EU (1995-97; 2000-2002), Council of Europe (1991-2006), Australian government (2003, 2005-2006), UK Home Office (1999-), National Audit Office (2004), Office for National Statistics (2002-).  UK Population Theme Advisory Board (2006-). Catholic Bishops Conference: International Migration Advisory Board (2009-)

Chairman, Migration Statistics Users Forum (2014-)

  • Salt J., 2014, International Migration and the UK. Annual Report of the UK SOPEMI Correspondent to the OECD. London, Migration Research Unit UCL
  • Salt, J. and Okolski, M. 2014 'Polish emigration to the UK after 2004: Why did so many come?'. 1-27 in Central and Eastern European Migration Review.
  • Salt, J. and Wood, P.A. 2014. ‘Staffing UK university campuses overseas: lessons from MNE practice’. Journal of Studies in International Education, (18(1), 84-97). Available on-line at: click here
  • OECD Secretariat, Lubyova, M. and Salt, J., 2013 Recent developments in international movements and policies 15-62 in International Migration Outlook, OECD, Paris.
  • Salt J., 2013, International Migration and the UK. Annual Report of the UK SOPEMI Correspondent to the OECD. London, Migration Research Unit UCL.
  • Salt, J. and Dobson, J.M., 2013 Cutting net migration to the tens of thousands: what exactly does that mean? Discussion Paper, Migration Research Unit, UCL.
  • Salt J., 2012, International Migration and the UK. Annual Report of the UK SOPEMI Correspondent to the OECD. London, Migration Research Unit UCL.

  • Wood, P.A. and Salt, J. 2012 ‘Shifting portfolios of international labour mobility among UK-based business consultancies’, Geoforum, 43 (4), 815-823.

  • Salt, J. and Wood, P.A. 2012. ‘Recession and international corporate mobility’, Global Networks, 12(4): 425–45.

  • OECD Secretariat, Lubyova, M. and Salt, J., 2012. Migration policy developments. 97-121 in International Migration Outlook, OECD, Paris.

  • Salt, J., 2011, Trends in Europe’s international migration, 17-36 in Rechel, B., Mladovsky, P., Deville, W., Rijks, B., Petrova-Benedict, R. and McKee, M. (eds), Migration and Health in the European Union. Maidenhead, Open University Press.

  • Salt J., 2011, International Migration and the UK. Annual Report of the UK SOPEMI Correspondent to the OECD. London, Migration Research Unit UCL.

  • Salt, J., Dobson, J., Latham, A., Mateos, P., Wood, P.A., Dennet, A., Bauere, V., 2011, European Migration Network: Satisfying Labour Demand Through Migration. London, Home Office.

  • Modood, T. and Salt, J, 2011, Global Migration, Ethnicity and Britishness. 248-268 in Modood, T. and Salt, J., Global Migration, Ethnicity and Britishness. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Salt, J, 2011, International students and the labour market. 132-149 in Modood, T. and Salt, J., Global Migration, Ethnicity and Britishness. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Salt, J and Wood, P.A., 2011, Acquisition and mobility of expertise in global corporate labour markets. 84-107 in Modood, T. and Salt, J., Global Migration, Ethnicity and Britishness. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Salt, J., 2011, Migration to and from the UK. 14-39 in Modood, T. and Salt, J., Global Migration, Ethnicity and Britishness. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Modood, T. and Salt, J., 2011, Migration, minorities and the nation. 3-13 in Modood, T. and Salt, J., (Eds.) Global Migration, Ethnicity and Britishness. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Garson, J-P. and Salt, J., 2011, 50 year review: international migration. in International Migration Outlook: SOPEMI 2011, OECD, Paris.

  • Desiderio, M.V., Leibig, T. and Salt, J., 2011, Migration policy developments. in International Migration Outlook: SOPEMI 2011, OECD, Paris.

  • Desiderio, M.V. and Salt, J., 2010, Main findings of the conference on entrepreneurship and employment creation of immigrants in OECD countries, 9-10 June 2010. 13-19 in Open for Business: Migrant Entrepreneurship in OECD Countries. OECD, Paris.

  • Salt, J.. 2010, DEELSA Secretariat, Migration policy development. 54-82 in International Migration Outlook: SOPEMI 2010, OECD, Paris.

  • Salt J., 2010, International Migration and the UK. Annual Report of the UK SOPEMI Correspondent to the OECD. London, Migration Research Unit UCL.

  • Dobson, J., Latham, A. and Salt, J., 2010, European Migration Network Annual Report on Asylum and Migration Statistics for the UK 2007. London, Home Office UK Border Agency.
  • Salt J., 2009, International Migration and the UK. Annual Report of the UK SOPEMI Correspondent to the OECD. London, Migration Research Unit UCL.

  • Salt, J., 2009, ‘Business travel and portfolios of mobility within global companies’, in Deruder, B, Witlox, F., Beaverstock, J and Faulconbridge, J (efds.) Business Travel in the Global Economy. London, Ashgate.

  • Salt, J., 2009, New forms of mobility in Europe: global corporate labour markets and the international movement of expertise. 15-25 in Duszczyka, M. and Lesinskiez, M. (eds.), Wspolczesne Migracje: Dylematy Europy I Polski, Warsaw, University of Warsaw Press.

  • Dobson, J., Latham, A. and Salt, J., 2009, On the move? Labour migration in times of recession. What can we learn from the past? London, Policy Network Paper.

  • Dobson, J. and Salt, J., 2009, Pointing the way? Managing UK immigration in difficult times. People and Place, 17(2), 16-29.

  • Salt, J., 2008, Managing new migrations in Europe: Concept and reality in the ICT sector. 19-35 in Bonifazi, C., Okolski, M., Schoorl, J., Simon, P. (eds.), International Migration in Europe, Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam.

  • Salt, J.. 2008, Migration policy development. 93-121 in International Migration Outlook: SOPEMI 2008, OECD, Paris.

  • Salt, J., 2008, Global corporate labour markets and the international mobility of expertise. Managing Highly Skilled Labour Migration Seminar, Amsterdam, OECD, Paris.

  • Millar, J. and Salt, J., 2008, Portfolios of mobility: the movement of expertise in transnational corporations in two sectors – aerospace and extractive industries. Global Networks, 8(1), 25-50.

  • Bauere, V., Densham, P., Millar, J., Salt, J., 2007, Migrants from central and eastern Europe: local geographies. Population Trends, 129, Autumn 2007, 7-19.

  • Salt, J., 2007, Europe’s migration streams: implications and policy concerns. Zeitschrift fur Bevolkerungswissenschaft, 32, 3-4, 469-504.

  • Dobson, J. and Salt, J., 2006, Foreign Recruitment in Health and Social Care: Recent Experience Reviewed in International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, Volume 2, Issue 3/4. pp.41-57.

  • Salt, J. and Millar, J., 2006 , In whose interests? IT migration in an interconnected world economy. Population, Space and Place, 13, 41-58.

  • Salt, J. and Millar, J., 2006, Foreign labour in the United Kingdom. Labour Market Trends, October, 335-355. Office for National Statistics.

  • Salt, J. and Almeida, J.C., 2006, International migration in Europe. Patterns and trends since the mid-1990s. Revue Européene des Migrations Internationales, 22(2), 155-175.

  • Salt, J. and Millar, J., 2006, International migration in interesting times: the case of the UK, People and Place, 14 (2), 14-24.

  • Salt, J., 2006. Skilled migration: the UK and Australia. 245-294 in Birrell, B., Hawthorne, L. and Richardson, S. Evaluation of the General Skilled Migration Categories. Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Canberra.

  • Rendall, M. and Salt, J., 2005, The foreign-born population, 131-151 in Chappell, R. (ed.), Focus on People and Migration, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke

  • Salt, J. and Clarke, J.A., 2005, Migration matters, Prospect, May, 46-51

  • Salt, J., 2005, Current Trends in International Migration in Europe. Council of Europe, Strasbourg 177pp

  • den Adel, M., Blauw, W., Dobson, J., Hoesch, K., and Salt, J., 2004, Recruitment and the migration of foreign workers in health and social care, IMIS- Beiträge, Vol 25, 201-230.

  • Dobson, J. and Salt, J., 2004, Review of migration statistics, IMIS- Beiträge, Vol 25, 99-140

  • Pinkerton, C.,McLaughlan, G. and Salt, J., 2004, Sizing the Illegal Population of the UK, Home Office, London.

  • Salt, J., Clarke, J. and Wanner, P. (2004) International Labour Migration, Population Studies 44, Council of Europe, Strasbourg.

  • Salt, J. 2003. ‘A nemzetközi vándorlás összetétele és változása Európában’ [‘International migration in Europe – Patterns and developments’] in Demográfia Vol. 46. Budapest. 319-331.

  • Clarke, J., Dobson, J., Koser, K., Pooley, C. and Salt, J. (2003) ‘The Ins and Outs of Migration’ in Connections, Summer 2003, Commission for Racial Equality. 10-12

  • Clarke, J. and Salt, J. (2003) ‘Work permits and foreign labour in the UK: a statistical review’ in Labour Market Trends, November 2003, Vol. 111, No. 11, London: Office for National Statistics. 563-574

  • Coleman, D., Compton, P and Salt, J., 2002, Demography of migrant populations: the case of the United Kingdom, 497-552 in Haug, W., Compton, P. and Courbage, Y. (Eds.), The Demographic Characteristics of Immigrant Populations, Population Studies No. 38, Council of Europe, Strasbourg.

  • Salt, J. and Clarke, J.A., Europe’s migrant groups, 17-55 in Haug, W., Compton, P. and Courbage, Y. (Eds.), The Demographic Characteristics of Immigrant Populations, Population Studies No. 38, Council of Europe, Strasbourg.

  • Salt, J., 2002, External migration and ethnic group, 93-103 in Haskey, J. (Ed.), Population Projections by Ethnic Group: a Feasibility Study, National Statistics, SMPS No. 67, HMSO, London.

  • Salt, J., 2002, Hot property: the global market for skills, About the House: House of Representatives Magazine, Issue 14. Canberra.

  • Salt, J., 2002, Global competition for skills: an evaluation of policies, 201-243 in Migration: Benefiting Australia, Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs, Canberra. ISSN 0 642 26068 0.

  • McLaughlan, G. and Salt, J., 2002, Migration Policies Towards Highly Skilled Foreign Workers, Home Office, London. 156pp. ISBN 1 84082 8544.

  • Schmidt, S. and Salt, J., The development of free movement in the European Union, in Papademetriou, D. and Meyers, D.W. (eds.), Caught in the Middle: Border Communities in an era of Globalisation, 2001, Carnegie Endowment Publications, Washington DC.

  • Dobson, J., McLaughlan, G., and Salt, J., International Migration and the United Kingdom, 66-70 in Home Office, Bridging the Information Gaps, 2001, London.

  • Dobson, J., Koser, K., McLaughlan, G., and Salt, J., International Migration and the United Kingdom: Recent Patterns and Trends, RDS Occasional Paper 75, 2001, Home Office, London, 280pp.

  • Salt, J. and Clarke, J.A., Foreign labour in the United Kingdom, Labour Market Trends, October 2001, 473-483.

  • Salt, J., Current Trends in Migration in Europe. 2000, 2001 Council of Europe, Strasbourg.

  • Salt, J. The business of international migration, 86-108 in Siddique, M.A.B. (ed.) International Migration into the 21st Century. Essays in Honour of Reginald Appleyard, 2001. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.

  • 2010, European Migration Network, Home Office
  • Intra-Company Transfers in the IT sector, 2009. Home Office, Migration Advisory Committee.
  • Economic Downturn and Migration, 2009. Equality and Human Rights Commission.
  • European Migration Network, 2009. Home Office.
  • Leverhulme Research Programme: Migration and Ethnicity, 2003-2011. A joint programme with the University of Bristol involving eight research projects over 5 years.
  • The Political Economy of Migration in an Integrating Europe, 2001-04. A collaborative project involving the Universities of Coimbra, Osnabruck, Amsterdam, Milan, Berne and UCL. Funded through the EU 5th Framework research programme.

Main Areas of Interest:

International migration in Europe and the UK, especially labour migration; global movements by the highly skilled; migrant trafficking and human smuggling; international migration statistics; staffing strategies in UK university international branch campuses

Current Research Positions: