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Dr Tine van Bortel

Dr Tine van Bortel

Department of Public Health and Primary Care


Research Interests

Migration and health: 

  • Sri Lanka and Singapore looking at: - Quality of Life, Health and Wellbeing of Migrant Domestic Workers in Singapore and experiences of left-behind families of Migrant Domestic Workers in Sri Lanka. Innovative focus on mental health where research has tended to concentrate on Human Rights issues and labour.
  • Health/Mental Health and Forced Migration and Return Migration due to war in Sri Lanka. Research into health/mental health and “return migration” after initial forced migration or "displacement" is again underexplored.
  • Wellbeing of academic migrant students in UK Higher Education system.
  • Has collaborations in almost 50 countries globally (through direct research collaborations and several networks).