Becoming adult – the song

Originally posted on Becoming adult:
Three years of conversations, encounters, laughs and sharing in many different places, ignoring borders every time it was possible to do so. The photos, words, and short clips that make this video all came together through the musical magic of the Piccola Orchestra di Tor Pignattara and the video editing…

Applications open – MA in Migration, Superdiversity and Policy

“Our MA equips  students with the tools for understanding and engaging in a rapidly changing and increasingly diverse society” Dr Nando Sigona, Director of the MA in Migration, Superdiversity and Policy   IRiS is now taking applications for the 2018/19 MA Migration, Superdiversity and Policy. The programme is offered as a one year full time…

Global Perspectives on Research Co-Production with Communities: conference report

IRiS recently hosted its 2017 conference in partnership with the University of Melbourne’s Social Equity Institute. Global Perspectives on Research Co-production was co-conceived and co-convened by IRiS’s Lisa Goodson and MSEI’s Deborah Warr.  The conference ran over two days on the 14th and 15th September, and was attended by 85 delegates who explored the themes…

Rethinking nursing in an era of superdiversity

On Monday, 16 October, IRiS and the School of Nursing hosted our first joint workshop, Superdiverse Nursing – “What is the patient experience?”. The workshop aimed to explore the opportunities a superdiverse nursing workforce could offer in improving the patient experience in a number of healthcare settings. The event opened with a keynote address from Professor…

Event – Access to healthcare in Edgbaston and Handsworth

Dr Rachel Humphris is delighted to host a free workshop Access to Healthcare in Edgbaston and Handsworth as part of the Economic and Social Research Council Festival of Social Science 2017. This event is open to local residents and users of healthcare services in Handsworth and Edgbaston. It is organised by UPWEB, a three year long research project…

Communication in the Multilingual City: call for paper

This international cross disciplinary conference will take place at the University of Birmingham from 8-9 March, 2018 and is focused on the theme of communication in the city. The conference forms part of the TLANG research project. We will create conversations which transcend disciplinary boundaries, and assist in thinking creatively about communication in metropolitan settings….

Superdiverse Nursing: What is the patient experience?

On October 16th the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) and the School of Nursing will host a joint workshop to explore approaches to building and maintaining a superdiverse nursing workforce and how this can be harnessed to raise awareness of cultural and other barriers in the healthcare context. With an increasingly diverse population, having…

Typologies and logics of welfare bricolage in Portugal and Lisbon: case studies from the UPWEB project

The Welfare Bricolage project (UPWEB), led by IRiS Director, Professor Jenny Phillimore, and is a four year research project seeking to fill gaps in knowledge around the health seeking behaviours of residents in superdiverse neighbourhoods. Understanding how people put together their own healthcare and the drivers behind their healthcare choices will enable future healthcare provision…