MGW-NW Seminar Prof Simon Pemberton

8th March 2019, 2-4pm, Room B101, Business School

Title: Access to healthcare in super-diverse neighbourhoods


To date little attention has been focused on how the differing features of ‘super-diverse’ neighbourhoods shape residents’ access to healthcare services. The paper highlights how defining features of super-diverse neighbourhoods – ‘newness’, ‘novelty’ and ‘diversity’ – influence a number of neighbourhood ‘domains’ and ‘rules of access’ that regulate access to healthcare. Issues of uncertainty, affordability, compliance, transnationalism and the diversity of community and local sociability are identified as being particularly significant, but which may vary in importance according to the nationality, ethnicity and / or religion of particular individuals.

• New insight into the features of super-diverse places shaping access to healthcare
• New conceptual model of neighbourhood ‘domains’ and ‘rules of access’ to healthcare
• Highlights importance of contingency and relationality of super-diverse areas


Simon Pemberton is a Professor of Human Geography at Keele University. His research has made internationally significant contributions in two very important areas: new migration and ‘super-diversity’; and the restructuring and rescaling of the state. To this end, he was the recent holder of a prestigious Leverhulme Fellowship exploring the residential mobility of new migrants. Furthermore, he was also the lead UK investigator in a £1 million NORFACE-funded project exploring health-seeking practices in super-diverse areas. Simon has managed over forty large research projects from proposal to completion and has published over eighty peer-reviewed papers and reports. His work has also informed and significantly influenced the work of national and local governments, trade unions and local community partnerships.

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This seminar will be chaired by the MGW-NW director, Dr Zana Vathi

Institute for Public Policy and Professional PracticeThis event is sponsored by I4P, Edge Hill University’s cross-disciplinary research and knowledge exchange initiative. The Institute is committed to exploring the opportunities for cross sector collaboration and co-operation and to draw on the experience of practitioners as well as academic researchers to inform new ways of working and learning.

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