The Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at Glasgow Caledonian University currently have a PhD opportunity for the right candidate about the impact of social innovation on migrants in the UK. Social innovation has been defined as a combination of existing elements, and a bridge between sectors that have never collaborated before, aiming at developing lasting relationships between groups and disciplines. Previous research on social innovation and health has focused on how social movements affect the promotion of health equity, how social enterprise impacts on the social determinants of health, and trying to understand the possible effects of digital innovation on health equity. Some prior literature has highlighted the risk in this innovation of excluding instead of creating inclusion and to date only fragmented and US-focused literature has analysed the contribution and the effectiveness of social innovation in promoting health equity and health care quality for disadvantaged people, and in particular for migrants.
This PhD would aim to fill this research gap by selecting specific social innovation interventions, and collecting primary and secondary evidence-based data on evidencing the possible contributions of social innovation to the health of migrants in the UK.
For more information, and how to apply, please see link. The deadline has been extended to 7th of June.