Michaela Bruckmayer

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Senior Analyst
Cambridge Office


Ph.D. in politics, University of Sheffield, UK; M.A. in international affairs, California State University, Sacramento, USA; B.B.A. in business administration, Midwestern State University, Texas, USA

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Michaela Bruckmayer (she/her) is a senior analyst at RAND Europe in the area of home affairs and social policy. Prior to joining RAND Europe, Bruckmayer worked as an evidence adviser for Macmillan Cancer Support, where she supported the commissioning and management of complex evaluations. She also worked as a research consultant for the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she worked on publications on women, children, and LGBT refugees, and asylum seekers. Bruckmayer’s research interests include gender, migration, and children’s rights. Her Ph.D. in politics from the University of Sheffield focused on international migration governance, specifically towards migrant children. 

Recent Projects

  • Study on Witness Reporting of Intimate Partner Violence
  • European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC)
  • Building consensus on the implications of Adverse Childhood Experiences research for UK policy and practice
  • Study on Cross-border Law Enforcement Cooperation in the EU
  • 'Green jobs' and skills development for vulnerable groups

Selected Publications

Shann Hulme, Lillian Flemons, Cátia Pontedeira, Michaela Bruckmayer, Joanna Hofman, The Covid-19 Pandemic and Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the EU, European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), 2021

Barbara Janta, Michaela Bruckmayer, Annemari de Silva, Lucy Gilder, Andreas Culora, Sam Cole, Emma Leenders, Mieke Schuurman, Alice Hagger-Vaughan, Study on Child Participation in EU Political and Democratic Life, European Commission, 2021

William D. Phillips and Michaela Bruckmayer, Children and Mental Health: Preventive Approaches to Anxiety and Depression, European Commission, 2021

Hofman, J.; Nightingale, M.; Bruckmayer, M.; Sanjurjo, P., Equal Pay for Equal Work: Binding Pay-Transparency Measures, European Parliament's Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, 2020

Hofman, J. Nightingale, M., Bruckmayer, M., de Silva, A., Picken, N, After Parental Leave: Incentives for Parents with Young Children to Return to the Labour Market, European Parliament, 2020

Bruckmayer, M., Picken, N., Janta, B, Developments in Child and Family Policy in 2019, European Platform for Investing in Children, European Commission, 2020

Devaux, A.; Dunkerley, F.; Koch, N.; Bruckmayer, M.; Phillips, W., and Jordan, V., Research for CULT Committee - Education and Youth in the European Union, Current Challenges and Future Prospects, European Parliament, Policy Deparment for Structural and Cohesion Policies, Brussels, 2019

Honors & Awards

  • PhD Studentship (2014), European Research Council