Seminar: “Promoting the engagement of migrant and refugee communities in research, healthcare innovation and evaluation”

Thursday May 10th 2018;  12:30-1:45pm, ICOSS Board Room, University of Sheffield, Ground Floor ICOSS Building, 219 Portobello, Sheffield S1 4DP

Associate Professor Jane Yelland from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) in Melbourne will give a seminar “Promoting the engagement of migrant and refugee communities in research, healthcare innovation and evaluation”  on Thursday 10th May. The seminar is open to all.

Associate Professor Jane Yelland is a Senior Research Fellow in the Healthy Mothers Healthy Families Research Group at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), Melbourne, Australia. As a health services researcher and maternal epidemiologist she has a keen interest in maternal health and perinatal health care with a focus on service responses to women and families most vulnerable to poor outcomes.

Her population-based studies have identified the perinatal health consequences of social adversity and established cross-cultural research methods to foster participation of populations considered ‘hard to reach’ in research and ‘hard to engage’ in health care. Collaborative and participatory approaches to research and knowledge exchange have underpinned her work in addressing modifiable risk factors for poor health outcomes and co-design to improve the quality and safety of healthcare.

Jane has established a research program at MCRI that is addressing health and health care inequalities for migrant and refugee background women and families. The program spans epidemiological, proof-of concept and intervention projects. Her team is working in partnership with refugee communities, health care providers and policy makers, in testing system re-design and quality improvement strategies in universal maternity and early childhood health services.