About the Research Group

The Global Public Health, Migration and Ethics research group is an interdisciplinary forum exploring highly relevant public health topics such as:

  • conflict
  • forced migration
  • economic migration
  • humanitarian situations
  • ethics of global health research

With increasing globalisation, the field of public health is being redefined beyond its traditional boundaries.

Healthcare is facing fresh challenges that require innovative and pioneering solutions.

Healthcare is facing fresh challenges that require innovative and pioneering solutions. In order to offer such solutions to counter the issues in global public health, ethical, robust and relevant research needs to be conducted as a priority.

The Research Group forms part of the Faculty of Medical Science at Anglia Ruskin University and combines research, teaching and other areas of work within the broad scope of global health, migration and ethics.

Aim & vision

The aim of the Research Group is to conduct research, raise research funding and engage in other activities within the Faculty of Medical Science, and through collaborations with other Anglia Ruskin University faculties, and with local, national and international research groups and organizations.

The vision is that the Research Group will contribute to the existing research work carried out within the Faculty of Medical Science, as well as other departments and faculties at Anglia Ruskin University.


The Research Group is built on an initial research grant from the Wellcome Trust and the Department for International Development (DFID) under the theme Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC), awarded to Dr Chesmal Siriwardhana.

This grant provides seed funding for the development of a larger proposal titled ‘Post-research ethics audit for health research in humanitarian crises (PREA)’.

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The research group has already established affiliations and collaborations with a number of distinguished UK and international organisations.

UK collaborations include:

International collaborations include: