CFP: Emerging and New Researchers in the Geographies of Health and Impairment, University of Glasgow, 16th-17th June 2016

Emerging and New Researchers in the Geographies of Health and Impairment Conference

Papers are invited for the 18th ENRGHI Conference, a two-day event organised by and for post-graduates and early career researchers, with generous support from the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Geography of Health and Wellbeing Research Group (GHWRG). This longstanding conference offers a supportive environment to showcase research; providing valuable opportunities for networking, research feedback and discussion with researchers and students who have a shared interest in geographies of health, wellbeing and impairment.

Attracting an international audience, the conference welcomes abstracts from individuals involved in health or wellbeing research within social, geographical and/or environmental contexts (including those working within and outside of geography). The 2016 conference will take place on 16th and 17th June 2016, hosted by the University of Glasgow.

Conference papers and poster submissions can be based on work-in-progress or completed work. PhD students are encouraged to focus on a particular study aspect, such as a specific method, a literature review, or one aspect of empirical findings, rather than trying to cover the whole project.

The scope of the conference is broad in order to reflect the diversity of topics and research approaches utilised within the field of health, wellbeing and impairment. Topics covered in previous conferences include:

  • Health inequalities, environmental justice and equity
  • Therapeutic landscapes, green/blue and ‘enabling’ spaces
  • Health and wellbeing through the life course
  • Mental health, everyday life, disability and stigma
  • Migration, mobilities and health
  • Health-related behaviours and practices
  • Health-care delivery and access to services
  • Health, mapping and spatial analysis
  • Health and health care in the Developing World

Additional topics of interest could include but are by no means limited to:

  • Health tourism
  • Healthy ‘norms’, socio-cultural dynamics and moral judgements
  • Traditional medicine and healing
  • Environmental exposures and risk perception
  • Innovative methods for exploring geographies of health and impairment

Guidelines for Submissions

Abstracts should be no longer than 200 words and a full paper is not required prior to the conference. Please also provide the title, author and five key words which will feature in the programme. Oral presentations will be 10 minutes, followed by five minutes of discussion. Posters should be A0 in size and there will be designate time slots for poster presentations during the conference. Please state whether you are interested in doing a presentation, poster and/or chairing a session. Abstracts should be emailed with the subject title as ENRGHI CfP by Friday 18th March 2016.

Presentations will be organised in themed sessions during the conference. Prizes for the best presentations will be nominated by delegates and awarded at the end of the conference. Details of registration and travel bursaries will be made available on the ENRGHI 2016 website in February 2016.

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