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Durham University

Department of Geography

Departmental Research Projects

Migration, Health and Wellbeing: Comparative Perspectives from Britain and France

A research project of the Department of Geography.

Background

Sarah Curtis is co-covenor, with Professeure Raymonde Sechet (Université de Rennes) for a series of workshops on 'Migration, Health and Wellbeing: Comparative Perspectives from Britain and France'. Funded under the AHRC, ESRC, CNRS, Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche COLLABORATIVE WORKSHOP SCHEME, the programme will run for 2 years starting in January 2007.

The workshops will produce a framework for comparative Franco-British research on health and wellbeing of migrant populations in Britain and France. This theme is important and timely given current debates concerning the health and social welfare impacts of international and intra-national migration, and their relation to social exclusion and social tension experienced in communities with large concentrations of migrant populations, refugees and people without secure housing. Different issues for health and wellbeing are also raised by the experiences of socially and economically elite migrants in global cities influenced by growing international flows of wealth and expertise in the global economy.

Staff

From the Department of Geography