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…

IRiS International Conference 2017: global perspectives on research co-production with communities

The Institute for Research into Super diversity (IRiS) will be hosting its fourth annual conference in partnership with The Melbourne Social Equity Institute, University of Melbourne at the University of Birmingham on 14 and 15 September 2017. The conference will draw together academics, community-based practitioners and researchers, policy makers and doctoral researchers from a range of disciplinary backgrounds to consider various…

Migrants and Migration Post Brexit: Finding our voice to influence the new landscape

IRis is delighted to host at the University of Birmingham an event on migration and migrants post Brexit organised by Migrant Voice. The event will take place on October 24th  from 09.30am – 3.30pm. Following the surge in hate crimes against migrants after the EU referendum vote and the new developments and challenges facing the UK, this event will go to the…

Beyond Borders: How would a Brexit impact UK immigration?

Immigration is undoubtedly one of the most fundamental issues that will decide the outcome of the UK Referendum on EU membership, and arguably one of the most misunderstood and mispresented. As part of the University of Birmingham’s programme of events in the run up to the EU Referendum , the Institute for Research into Superdiversity…

Last two days to submit an abstract for IRiS conference

Last few days to submit an abstract for Frontiers and Borders of Superdiversity to be held at the University of Birmingham on 23-24 June 2016. The aim of the conference is to map the state of the art in knowledge on superdiversity and reflect on the analytical and heuristic uses of the concept, its potential…

Jonathan Xavier Inda to speak at Frontiers and Borders of Superdiversity

Jonathan Xavier Inda, professor of Latina/Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  and author of the ground-breaking Targeting Immigrants (Wiley & Sons) will speak at IRiS international conference ‘Frontiers and Borders of Superdiversity’ to be held at the University of Birmingham on 23-24 June 2016. Jonathan will join our distinguished keynote and plenary speakers,…