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Thea Shahrokh

Thea Shahrokh is a doctoral researcher in the Migration, Displacement and Belonging group at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University, UK. Drawing on cases from Cape Town, her research is focused on questions of agency and belonging for young migrants living in complex urban contexts in South Africa.

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Chisomo Kalinga

Chisomo Kalinga is a Wellcome-funded literary post-doctoral researcher at the Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh. Her current project is titled “Tili Tonse (We are Listening): Mapping Oral Storytelling Traditions and Narratives with Health in Malawi”. Several of the research sites are located on the Mozambican, Tanzanian and Zambian borders to encourage a deeper understanding of African borderlands as a conceptual space and its impact on access to healthcare.

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Janine White

Janine White is a Lecturer in the Social Determinants of Health on the New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP) in the School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand.  Her research interests include the social determinants of health and mental health; public mental health; the pathological and adaptive mental health outcomes of refugees and migrants (particularly women and their exposure to xenophobic violence) and social exclusionary practices in the public health care system.

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Lorraine Nencel

Lorraine Nencel is an Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, VU Amsterdam. She is specialised in qualitative methodology and her research focusses primarily on gender and sexuality.  Currently, Lorraine is a co-investigator on a project concerning the sexual and reproductive health of young female migrants (sex workers, ready made garment workers, and beauty parlour workers) in Dhaka Bangladesh.  Lorraine also writes on epistemological issues and researchers’ engagement in relation to feminist and critical research.

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Treasa Galvin

Treasa Galvin has a background and training in Social Anthropology and Sociology. Before moving to the University of Botswana, where she is currently a senior lecturer, Dr. Galvin lectured at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland and the University of Zimbabwe.  Her research interests lie in the areas of migration and refugee movements, ethnic relations and kinship and family structures.

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Dabea Gaboutloeloe

Dabea Gaboutloeloe is the National Migration Health Coordinator for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in South Africa, and has served in IOM Migration Health Programs since 2006.  Dabea has worked in various programs ranging from community-based HIV and TB interventions for migrants and migration-affected populations; advocacy for policy change; capacity building as well as research-related activities on migration and health in the SADC region.

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Nuala McGrath

Nuala McGrath is Professor of Epidemiology and Sexual Health; Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow within Medicine at the University of Southampton.

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Kol Wickramage

Kol Wickramage is the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Global Migration Health Research and Epidemiology Coordinator, and has served in IOM Migration Health Programs since 2009.  Kol has worked on a broad spectrum of health programs ranging from medical interventions for ex-combatants following civil conflict, to migration health policy formulation, epidemiological research surveys, Yellow fever/MERS/Ebola virus outbreaks and post-crisis interventions in mass displacement contexts.

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Lenore Manderson

Lenore Manderson is Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Medical Anthropology in the School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and Visiting Distinguished Professor of Anthropology in the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, Brown University, Providence RI, USA. She has undertaken research extensively with immigrant and refugee populations, and with Indigenous and Anglo-Australians, in Australia.

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Mark Collinson

Mark A. Collinson is a Senior Researcher at the MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, University of Witwatersrand.  Mark was co-instrumental in establishing the MRC/Wits Agincourt Health and Demographic Surveillance System in South Africa in 1992, and has led the INDEPTH Network Migration, Urbanisation and Health Working Group since 2003.

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Christine Jacobsen

Christine M. Jacobsen is a Professor of Social Anthropology working mainly in the fields of Gender Studies and International Migration and Ethnic Relations. She is currently director of Centre for Women’s and Gender research at the University of Bergen, Norway.

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Carren Ginsburg

Carren Ginsburg is employed as a Researcher in migration and health through the MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). She has a background in research relating to geographic mobility, health, education and youth in the South African and African context, which has been developed both through her studies and through her work experience, including time with the well-known Birth-to-Twenty study.

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Moeketsi Modisenyane

Moeketsi Modisenyane is the Director: International Health Relations and Support at the National Department of Health, South Africa.  Moeketsi is currently working with various academic institutes, civil society, regional and international organisations and partners in securing the right to health for migrants in the South Africa and the SADC regional.

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Marlise Richter

Marlise Richter is the head of Sonke Gender Justice’s Policy, Development and Advocacy Unit. She oversees Sonke’s projects on prison reform advocacy, the decriminalisation of sex work, advocacy efforts towards a National Strategic Plan on Gender Based Violence, and the Sonke-UCLA Health and Human Rights LLM fellowship programme. She serves on the steering committees of the Asijiki Coalition for the Decriminalisation of Sex work as well as the Hate Crimes Working Group.

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Anuj Kapilashrami

Anuj Kapilashrami is a Lecturer in Global Health Policy at the University of Edinburgh.  Anuj is the Programme Director for the MSc in Global Health & Public Policy, and Associate Director of the Global Development Academy at the University of Edinburgh.

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Jo Hunter-Adams

Jo Hunter-Adams is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Health Economics Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town. Jo is a qualitative public health researcher with an interest in the intersections between migration, food and health.

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Lorena Muñoz

Lorena Muñoz is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota. Lorena is an urban/cultural geographer whose research focuses on the intersections of place, space, gender, sexuality, health and race.  Her research includes exploring the experiences of urban migrant and immigrant labourers in the Global South.

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LeConté Dill

LeConté Dill is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the SUNY Downstate School of Public Health in Brooklyn, NY and a Research Associate with the African Centre for Migration & Society at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Jasmine Gideon

Jasmine Gideon is a Senior Lecturer in Development Studies with a specific focus on the gendered political economy of health in Latin America. She has a PhD and an MSc in Development Studies and a BA (Hons) in History.  Jasmine’s research focuses on gender and health, globalization and development, and transnational migration and health

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Felicity Thomas

Felicity Thomas is a Research Fellow on the Cultural Contexts of Health, and a Senior Research Fellow in the Medical School at the University of Exeter.  Felicity’s work has focused on the health and well-being of low-income communities, migrants and families with complex needs; sexual health and HIV; environment-related health inequities; and the promotion of healthy schools.

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