Feb 14th 2019

Migration, Health and Wellbeing conference Otago University [28-29 November 2019]

This two-day conference aims to bring together experts in research, policy and practice for sharing, learning and paving the way for optimising migrant and refugee health and wellbeing. The conference will adhere to a social determinants of health framework which acknowledges the multifaceted factors influencing the health and wellbeing of migrants and refugees.

Call for Papers

The conference is calling for submissions across time and space on both structural (for example, policies, cultural and societal values, socioeconomic position, healthcare access) and intermediary (for example, material circumstances, and behavioural, biological and psychological factors) determinants of health.

Keynote Speakers 

Professor Alison Phipps, OBE (University of Glasgow, Scotland)

Professor Alison Phipps is UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts and Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies at the University of Glasgow where she also co-convenes the Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network. Her research includes the use of creative and intercultural methodologies among multilingual communities to examine the ways refugees and displaced peoples express distress and develop ways of coping in many different languages.

Dr Kevin Pottie (University of Ottawa, Canada)

Dr Kevin Pottie's research spans the fields of migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and international students, with particular attention on issues of health and human rights and public health. He is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and the School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventative Medicine at the University of Ottawa, where he is also a Clinician Scientist at the C.T. Lamont Primary Health Care Research Centre and at the Bruyère Research Institute.

Conference Venue:  University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

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