People move across international borders, often along unpredictable paths. Systems for the delivery
of healthcare are largely fixed in place. This workshop is designed to foster discussion of healthcare
and mobility, drawing on the insights of interdisciplinary mobilities research. We hope to bring
together two perspectives. Firstly, how do refugees, persons with an unsettled immigration status
and persons without a fixed address access healthcare? What challenges do they experience?
Secondly, how do practitioners go about delivering care to those groups? What challenges stand in
the way and what avenues exist for overcoming difficulties?
There are two overarching questions driving each session of the workshop:
Morning session: How does your research, practice and experience relate to the theme of mobility
and healthcare? How do you tackle the challenges of access and the delivery of care in your work?
Afternoon session: Can mobilities research help us understand access to healthcare among mobile
populations? How can mobilities methods help us grasp healthcare challenges among such patients?
9:30-9:45 Welcome, housekeeping
Doctors within Borders Team
9:45-10:00 Programme Statement
Karolina Follis (Lancaster University, UK), Nicola Burns (University of Glasgow, UK), Luca Follis
(Lancaster University, UK), Doctors within Borders: Bringing mobilities and healthcare into discussion
with one another
12:45 Insights from Research and Practice
This foregrounds the the work of participants in order to situate our discussion around the relevance
of mobilities theory in this field. Drawing on the submitted impulse papers, contributions have been
grouped thematically to focus discussion and draw out points of overlap. Points raised in these
sessions will be taken forward in the interactive afternoon session.
Part 1 10-11.15
Theme 1: Bordering
Kathryn Cassidy (Northumbria University), Bordering and Disordering in the National Health Service
Gwyneth Lonergan (Lancaster University, UK), Who is a ‘temporary migrant’? Deservingness,
nationalism, and migrant access to the NHS
Jessica Potter (Queen Mary University of London, UK), TBA
Pawel Lewicki (European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (O), Germany) HIV and bordering mechanisms
Discussion (10 mins)
Theme 2: Activism/research
Kitty Worthing (Docs Not Cops), Docs Not Cops: grass-roots activism to end the Hostile Environment
Piyush Pushkar (University of Manchester, UK), Clinician-Led Evidence Based Activism: A Critical
11:15 -11:30 Coffee break
Part 2 11.30-12.45
Theme 2 (continued): Activism/research
Agnieszka Kosowicz (Polish Migration Forum), Polish Migration Forum: Assisting Refugees and Asylum
Seekers in Poland
Boundaries: The Case of Migrant Health Centers in Turkey
Discussion (10 mins)
Theme 3: Delivering Care
Helen Barclay, Gina Rowlands and Helen Lincoln (Bevan Healthcare, Bradford, UK), Bevan Healthcare
Practice: caring for patients excluded from mainstream healthcare
Deniz Mardin (Istanbul University and International Organization for Migration, Turkey), Access to
Healthcare for Asylum Seekers in Turkey
Tullio Prestileo (Civic Hospital and University of Palermo, Italy), TBA
Stephanie Sodero (University of Edinburgh, UK), Blood mobilities: Vital mobilities in a changing climate
Discussion (10 mins)
13:45- 13:55 Wellcome Trust
Poppy Facer, Wellcome Trust Humanities & Social Science Department
13.55-14.45 Keynote lecture
Professor Monika Büscher (Lancaster University, UK), Human Mobilities on the Borderline
14:45 – 15:00 Coffee break
15:00- 16:30 Mobility Café: Mobilities and method
Facilitation: Stephanie Sodero and the Doctors within Borders Team
In this interactive session, participants will consider key issues raised throughout the day, exploring
ways in which we can think about health care research and practice from a mobilities perspective.
Adopting a café style, participants will be invited to circulate between tables to contribute to
interrogation and development of ideas and emerging issues.
16:30 Activating the network: moving forward
In this final session, we reflect on key issues emerging from the day. Together we will establish a
record of the workshop, which will inform the design of further activities of the Doctors within
• What things would we as a group like to take forward?
• How will we stay in touch? Through blogs, social media?
• Are there clear themes emerging?
• What are the key ideas to develop for Workshop 2?
17:15 Close and thanks