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Migration and Mobility in the Data Age: What are the consequences for race and health?

Free Event
Public, Alumni, All university
Event type
Public lecture

Information technologies gather and process data on almost every human activity at unprecedented speed and volume, with the potential for both timely and novel insights into complex social issues. At the same time, there is growing evidence of inequalities across applications of big data with discriminatory impacts.

In this public lecture, Dr Ruth De Souza will explore how data is reshaping migration policies globally, particularly in relation to concerns about terrorism, race and irregular migration and how this transforms understandings of migrant and refugee health and wellbeing.

Dr Ruth De Souza is the Academic Convenor of the Data, Systems and Society Research Network (DSSRN), and Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Informatics and Population Health Informatics at the University of Melbourne. A Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing, Ruth is particularly concerned with health inequities among refugee, migrant and indigenous communities.



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