Iris is currently undertaking her PhD study on transnational assimilation of Filipino seafarers, through the SIRC–Nippon Foundation Fellowship programme. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Business Economics at the University of the Philippines (U.P.). Under the PIDS-HRD Scholarship Program, she took Master of Arts in Economics in the same university and has been involved in various policy researches concerning migration, labour and employment. From 2005–2006, she had a teaching stint at the U.P. School of Economics as a teaching fellow.
At present Iris is involved with SIRC's study on seafarers' health and medication use.
Acejo, I. (2012) ‘Seafarers and transnationalism: ways of belongingness ashore and aboard’, Journal of Intercultural Studies, 33(1): 69-84.
Ellis, N., Sampson, H., Acejo, I., Tang, L., Turgo, N., Zhao, Z. (2012) 'Seafarer Accommodation on Contemporary Cargo Ships', SIRC Publication, December, ISBN: 1-900174-43-X.
Acejo, I. (2012) 'Return, integration and sense of community belongingness: a glimpse of the seafaring transnational experience', Understanding the migrant experience, Swansea University, Swansea, 25-26 June.
Acejo, I. (2012) 'Trans-national labour and the implication for the representation under globalisation; examining the case of seafaring labour and the Nautilus International cross-border merger', 16th World Congress: Beyond Borders: Governance of Work in a Global Economy, International Labour and Employment Relations Association, Philadelphia, 2-5 July.
Acejo, I., Sampson, H., Turgo, N., Wadsworth, E. (2011) ‘The Health and Self-medication Practices of Seafarers’, SIRC Symposium, Cardiff University 6-7 July, ISBN 1-900174-39-1.
Acejo, I. (2010) ‘Governance from abroad: the role of transnational linkages in the politics of decision-making among temporary migrants’, Democratisation in Asia. 49th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Conference for Asian Studies (SEC/AAS), Centre of Asian Democracy, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, 15-17 January.
Acejo, I. (2009) “Transnational Crews and Their Ways of Belongingness” Paper presented at the International Conference on Migration, Citizenship and Intercultural Relations, Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation: Melbourne, Australia.
Acejo, I. (2009) ‘Maintaining Transnational Connections’, Maritime matters in the 21st Century, The 1st SIRC-Nippon Fellow Maritime Conference, Cardiff, 22 January, ISBN 1-900174-36-7.