Migration and Health Research Associate, UCL

Dr Miriam Orcutt (MBBS, MSc) is a medical doctor, humanitarian consultant and academic. Having worked for over a decade on global health issues, her current research focuses on migration and health, particularly on forced migration and migration governance in relation to health. She is Coordinator of the UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health and recently worked with Médecins sans Frontières as a Migration Health Specialist and for the World Health Organisation, as a Public Health and Migration Consultant. She is also a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Conflict and Health Research Group, King’s College London, and a Steering Committee Member of the Syria Public Health Network. Previously she was a medical doctor on the Academic Clinical Foundation Programme in Epidemiology and Public Health in Newcastle upon Tyne. She holds an MSc in Medical Anthropology with Distinction from Durham University and has been awarded an ESRC fellowship to complete a PhD at the Institute for Global Health, University College London, on health system and medical-humanitarian response to migration. She is co-investigator on a UCL Grand Challenges funded research project in Lebanon on 'Forced migration and adolescent mental health: understanding the cultural determinants of mental health in a context of mass displacement'.

Experience

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    Migration and Health Research Associate, UCL