Tue, 16 Apr|
Building 19, Room 608/609, Waseda Campus
Migrant healthcare seeking: Some theoretical, methodological and empirical insights from superdiverse Europe
A Talk with Prof. Jenny Phillimore In this presentation, the problems with existing approaches to migrant healthcare research approaches are outlined, in particular that research has tended to either focus upon specific ethnic or racial groups or upon individual sectors of the healthcare ecosystem.
Date and Venue
16 Apr 2019, 16:30 – 18:00 GMT+9
Building 19, Room 608/609, Waseda Campus, 1-chōme-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 169-8050, Japan
About the Event
Date: 16 April 2019
Venue: Building 19, Room 608/609, Waseda Campus
Free attendance, no registration required
Professor Jenny Phillimore is Founding Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity and Professor of Migration and Superdiversity at the University of Birmingham. Her expertise lies in migrant and refugee integration and superdiversity and access to social welfare. She was project leader of the UPWEB project which developed the new concept of welfare bricolage to compare health and welfare seeking behaviours in 8 superdiverse European neighbourhoods and now leads the SEREDA project looking at sexual and gender based violence in the refugee crisis.
With attempts have been made in Europe to adapt healthcare services to better meet the needs of migrants these have had mixed success. The heal outcomes of many migrant groups fall below those of the general population despite years of research and policy attempting to improve outcomes. In this presentation the problems with existing approaches has tended to either focus upon specific ethnic or racial groups or upon individual sectors of the healthcare ecosystem. Such approaches it is argued are even less relevant for Europe's increasingly superdiverse population. Using data from a project examining migrants' approaches to healthcare seeking in four European countries, the concept of healthcare bricolage is introduced and methods for undertaking research in superdiverse neighbourhoods are outlined to offer some theoretical, methodological and empirical insights that may be of use to researchers interested in research migration in newly diversifying countries such as Japan.