maHp Associates

A central aim of the maHp project is to develop, support, and strengthen local, national, regional and international networks and partnerships on issues relating to migration and health. The maHp associate network is made up of individuals actively working in the field of migration and health, including migrant rights organisations, civil society, researchers, government officials, funders, and representatives of international organisations.

Whilst this network is mostly virtual in nature – involving a mailing list and online portal for associates – it provides a space for developing research and public engagement partnerships.  The network aims to support multiple actors working in the field of migration and health. We are exploring possibilities for establishing postgraduate student exchanges between institutions, both within and beyond the region.

If your work aligns with the priorities of maHp, and you are interested in becoming a maHp associate, please contact us.

maHp associates

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

EJ Milne

EJ Milne is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University.  Her research focuses on the process, politics and ethics of knowledge production with particular regard to people in transition and / or affected by conflict. This includes people identifying as LGBTQI, migrants and refugees and young people.  

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.

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.

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

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.

Johanna Hanefeld

Johanna Hanefeld is an Associate Professor in Health Policy and Systems’ Research at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).  Johanna’s research includes a focus on medical travel and migration.

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.

Laura Bisaillon

Laura Bisaillon is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto.  She is an interdisciplinary social scientist whose research program is substantively organised at the intersections of the politics of health and illness, socio-legal studies, and immigration studies.

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.

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.

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.

Lorena Nunez

Lorena Nunez is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand.  She is a Social Anthropologist with a specialisation in Medical Anthropology, and works on linkages between migration, HIV, mental health and faith-based healing.

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.

María-Teresa Gil-Bazo

Dr María-Teresa Gil-Bazo is a Senior Lecturer at the Newcastle University’s Law School, and an External Expert of the European Asylum Office (EASO). She qualified as a lawyer in 1993 and is a member of the Spanish Bar Council.

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.

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.

Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon

Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon is an Associate Researcher on the Migration and Health Project Southern Africa, based at the African Centre for Migration & Society at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits).

Moeketsi Modisenyane

Moeketsi Modisenyane is the Director of the 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.

Nuala McGrath

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

Sally-Jean Shackleton

Sally-Jean Shackleton is the Director of the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Task force (SWEAT) in South Africa. She facilitates the efforts of over 90 strong staff members to address stigma, improve health programming, deliver direct service, improve visibility and voice, and advocate for the decriminalisation of sex work.

Sarah Willen

Sarah S. Willen is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Connecticut and Director of HRI’s Research Program on Global Health and Human Rights. A medical and sociocultural anthropologist, her primary research interests include the illegalization and criminalization of migrants; immigration and health; health and human rights; embodiment and experience; and anthropological approaches to morality, dignity, and deservingness.

Svati Shah

Svati Shah is an Associate Professor in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University ofMassachusetts, Amherst.  Her research includes work on migration, sexuality and sex work.

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.

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.

Verina Wild

Verina Wild is a Post Doc researcher at the philosophy department at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich. Her main research interests are clinical ethics, public health ethics and global health justice, with a special focus on migrant health. She is a physician by training and has worked in bioethics and public health ethics since 2008.

Zaheera Jinnah

Zaheera Jinnah has a PhD in anthropology and a background in development studies and social work. Her research interests are in labour migration, gender and diaspora studies. She is a research associate at the ACMS.