Convenor: Dr Hannah Bradby
Hannah Bradby’s research on ethnicity, racism and health and has covered community and clinical populations, using a range of different methods. Her work has been published in various journals, including ‘Social Science and Medicine’ and ‘Sociology of Health and Illness’, where she has been Monograph Series Editor for the last eight years. She edits the interdisciplinary, international journal ‘Ethnicity and Health’, published by Taylor and Francis, and is currently collaborating on a special selection of papers on gendered violence in sub-Saharan Africa.Hannah developed her interest in International Medical Migration during two months as the Medical Diversity fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen, Germany. Reviewing a wide range of literature, she is developing a critique of the Public Health focus on migration as a critical cause of health professional shortages simplistically linked with health outcomes. Her latest book was published this year by Sage, entitled ‘Medicine, Health and Society: A Critical Sociology’. Some recent papers include: 2012 ‘Medicine, health and illness’ Key articles: British Sociological Association 60th Anniversary Special Edition http://www.sagebsa.co.uk/code/bsa_themes.aspx; 2012 ‘Ethnicity and health: The costs and benefits of conceptualising racism and ethnicity.’ Editorial. Social Science & Medicine, Virtual Special Issue. http://www.journals.elsevier.com/social-science-and-medicine/virtual-special-issues/ http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.03.008; 2010a ‘Understanding and apprehending institutional racism in mental health services: compromised conceptualization.’ Sociological Research Online 15 (3) 8. http://www.socresonline.org.uk/15/3/8.html
Professor Ivy Bourgeault, University of Ottawa
Professor Gillian Green, University of Essex
Dr Leroi Henry, London Metropolitan University
Professor Gillian Hundt, University of Warwick
My research is in the area of gender, ethnicity and promoting equity in health. It ranges from the practical such as setting up new service models like mobile provision for The Bedouin home hospice care, postnatal care at clinics for infants to the theoretical such as ideas of risk, the social construction of statistics, and the social impact of innovative medical technologies. My research programme is Local Voices and Action on Global Health Issues and focuses on community perceptions of health. My work addresses global issues of power, discrimination and inequity in different local contexts. Currently, I am conducting research in England, South Africa and the Middle East. My areas of interest within these broad themes are lay views of health and illness, the links between policy and practice, health inequalities in relation to gender, ethnicity, disability and social exclusion, and user involvement. I trained in social anthropology and sociology and my research and teaching is principally in the area of Sociology of Health, Medical Anthropology and Qualitative Research Methods. I have held posts at several universities where I have worked on the interface of international public health and social science.
Dr Anna Lindley, University of London
I am a Lecturer in Migration, Mobility and Development in the Department of Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. My research focuses broadly on migration, livelihoods and development processes, especially conflict and displacement; transnationalism and remittances; and mobility, education and skills. Several years of research on Somali mobilities resulted in the publication of The Early Morning Phone Call: Somali Refugees’ Remittances (Berghahn 2010) as well as various articles on displacement experiences, politics and policy. I am currently editing a book Crisis and Migration: Critical Perspectives which examines how concepts and experiences of crisis and migration unfold and coalesce in a range of situations around the world, and what these ‘crises of migration’ reveal about wider social dynamics and politics (Routledge, forthcoming in 2014). Having taught a postgraduate option Migration and Policy for several years, I am beginning to explore in more depth the interaction of social, health and education policy with immigration policy, and am particularly interested in student and medical migration, both globally and in the UK context. I previously worked as a researcher in the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society and Refugee Studies Centre at Oxford University, and have a doctorate in Development Studies from Oxford and MA from Leeds.
Dr Kristine Krause, Max Planck Institute, Goettingen
Kristine Krause is a postdoctoral researcher, Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Goettingen, where she co-ordinates the working group on Medical Diversity. She is currently developing research on categories of difference in therapeutic encounters, which she hopes to conduct in an emergency ward. Kristine received her PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford. Her thesis was based on fieldwork with migrants from Ghana in London, among them many nurses. For her MA in Social Anthropology and Religious Studies from the Free University in Berlin she conducted fieldwork in a psychiatric clinic in Ghana. In regard to the topic of the symposium she is interested to learn more about the specific relationship between health personnel and the state. Why is it that the migration of health personnel is talked about in such highly moralised terms? What kind of specific political subjectivity is ascribed to doctors and nurses? In a wider understanding of the topic she is keen to explore what happens with medical knowledge production through the migration movements of health professionals and in anticipation or in reaction to it?. Stemming from her work on migration, she is furthermore interested in the role nurses and doctors play within transnational therapy networks. Publications include: (2008a) ‘Transnational Therapy Networks among Ghanaians in London’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Vol. 34(2), special issue African<> European Linkages, edited by Ralph Grillo and Valentina Mazzucato, 235-251; (2006) “The Double Face of Subjectivity”: A Case Study in a Psychiatric Hospital (South Ghana). In: Helle Johannessen and Imre Lázár (Eds.): Multiple Medical Realities : Patients and Healers in Biomedical, Alternative and Traditiona Medicine. New York/Oxford: Berghahn Books, pp. 54-71; Kristine is co-editor of African diaspora. Journal of Transnational Africa in a Global World http://www.brill.nl/afdi
Professor Franklyn Lisk, University of Warwick
Franklyn Lisk is a Professorial Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR), University of Warwick, UK, where he is currently engaged in research and provision of advisory services on globalisation and international development policy issues, focusing mainly on the political economy of African development and in particular employment and labour market challenges and China-Africa relations policy, and also on global health governance and health sector development in developing countries. He is a founding member of Warwick’s Sub-Saharan Africa Research Network, and contributes to teaching and post- graduate supervision in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Warwick Business School. He is also an Honorary Visiting Professor at the School of Social and International Studies, University of Bradford and a Senior Research Associate of the Center for Research on Political Economy (CREPOL) in Dakar, Senegal. Before coming to Warwick, he was Professor Extraordinary of Economics at the Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management ,Stellenbosch University, South Africa from May 2005 to November 2006. Prior to that, he worked with the Geneva-based International Labour Office (ILO) from 1974 until 2005, and held various senior positions including Senior Economist, Employment and Development Planning; Regional Adviser on Employment Policy for the Caribbean; Deputy Regional Director (Technical Programmes) for Africa; Director and Representative to the United Nations, New York; and founding Director of the ILO Programme on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work. Over the past five years, Professor Lisk has served as consultant to the African Development Bank, Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), Africa Progress Panel in Geneva, North-South Institute in Ottawa, World Bank, UNDP, UNAIDS, UNIDO, and provided technical advisory services to several African governments. Professor Lisk, who holds a PhD in Development Economics from Birmingham University, UK, has published extensively on national and international development issues and also on health sector development challenges, including ‘Global institutions and the HIV/AIDS epidemic: Responding to an international crisis’ (Routledge, 2010).
Dr Parvati Raghuram, Open University
Dr Julian Simpson, University of Manchester
Dr Julian M. Simpson is a Research Associate at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at The University of Manchester. He is currently researching the recent history of Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals in London. His recently completed PhD thesis was on South Asian doctors and the development of general practice in Great Britain c.1948 – c.1983. Based on archival evidence and forty oral history interviews with the first generation of South Asian doctors to work as GPs in the National Health Service, this work showed how they played a central part in shaping a key dimension of the NHS. Julian’s wider research interests include the history of the NHS and the role of migrant workers in its development. He coordinated the development of the migranthealthworkers.org.uk website which highlights research in this area. His publications include: Simpson, JM (2012) ‘Gulati, Harbans Lall (1896?-1967)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press; Simpson JM, Esmail, A. (2011). ‘The UK’s dysfunctional relationship with medical migrants: the Daniel Ubani case and reform of out-of-hours services’. British Journal of General Practice, 61: 208-211; Simpson JM, Esmail A, Kalra VS, Snow, SJ (2010). ‘Writing Migrants back into NHS history: addressing a ‘collective amnesia’ and its policy implications’. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 103 (10): 392-396.