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

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.

Date Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Time 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Audience Public,Alumni,All University
Event Category Humanities
Event Type
CampusDunedin
LocationRoom 118/119, Hunter Centre, 279-281 Great King Street, Dunedin
CostFree Event
Contact NameCentre for Global Migrations
Contact Emailglobmig@otago.ac.nz
Websitehttp://www.otago.ac.nz/global-migrations/events

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