Emerging and New Researchers in the Geographies of Health and Impairment (CfP, Portsmouth, June 2014)

The two day informal conference for Emerging and New Researchers in the Geographies of Health and Impairment (ENRGHI) is organised for and by postgraduates and early career researchers and supported by the RGS (with IBG) Geography of Health Research Group provides an excellent opportunity for researchers to showcase work in a welcoming and supportive environment from peers who have a shared interest in the geographies of health and impairment.

The longstanding conference has attracted an international audience and welcomes abstracts from researchers in and outside of geography disciplines who are involved in research in health or health care within a social, geographical or environmental context. The 2014 conference will be co-hosted by University of Portsmouth and University of Southampton and will be held on the 19th and 20th June 2014 in the city of Portsmouth.

Papers can be based on work-in-progress or completed work. PhD students are encouraged to focus on a particular aspect of their study rather than trying to cover the whole project. To reflect the diversity of research within the broader scope of health and impairment, papers with any theme or topic are invited. However, presenters at previous ENRGHI conferences have showcased work within the following areas:

  • Healthcare delivery and access to services
  • Health inequalities, environmental justice, equity
  • Green, blue and healthy spaces
  • Health across the life course
  • Mental health, disability and stigma
  • Health related behaviours
  • Migration and health
  • Health and spatial analysis
  • Health and health care in developing world

Guidelines for submissions:

An abstract submission form can be found on the ENRGHI 2014 website. Abstracts should be no longer than 200 words. Please also supply five keywords for oral presentations or posters. Oral presentations should be limited to 10 minutes allowing for an additional 5 minutes for discussion afterwards. Posters should be A0 in size. Please send your completed form to enrghi2014@gmail.com.

Presentations will be split into several sessions throughout the conference. If you would like to chair a session please let us know. Prizes for the best presentations, nominated by delegates, will be awarded at the end of the conference.

 The deadline for abstract submission is 5pm GMT, Friday 21st March 2014.

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