Jenny Phillimore is the Founding Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity and Professor of Migration and Superdiversity at the University of Birmingham. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and of the RSA. Her research interests span refugee integration with a particular focus on health, housing and social networks and access to healthcare in superdiverse neighbourhoods. She has led multiple research projects for funders including the Economic and Social Research Council, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the European Union, the Home Office and research foundations. She frequently appears in the media discussing superdiversity and integration and has advised Governments in the UK, Australia, and Europe. Jenny has published widely in leading academic journals such as Social Science and Medicine, BMJ, Urban Studies, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Policy and Politics and Journal of Social Policy. She currently leads two major international projects: Welfare Bricolage examining healthcare seeking behaviours and provision in superdiverse areas (Norface) https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/upweb/index.aspx and SEREDA exploring refugees resilience and vulnerability to sexual and gender based violence in the refugee crisis (Europe and Global Challenges).
Research and publications
Phillimore, J. and Grzymala-Kazlowska, A., (2019) Superdiversity and Its Relevance for Central and Eastern European Migration Studies. The Case of Polish Migrants in the UK. Central and Eastern European Migration Review, 8(2), pp.39-59.
Phillimore, J., Bradby, H. & Brand, T., (2019) Superdiversity, population health and healthcare: opportunities and challenges in a changing world. Public Health DOI:10.1016/j.puhe.2019.01.007
Bradby, H., Phillimore, J., Padilla, B & Brand, T. (2019) Making gendered healthcare work visible: overlooked labour in four diverse European settings. Social Inclusion 7 (2) 33-43
Wessendorf, S. and Phillimore, J., (2019). New migrants’ social integration, embedding and emplacement in superdiverse contexts. Sociology, p.0038038518771843.