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Research Areas

The  graduate programme FlüGe is divided into three central research areas, involving collaboration both within and across these thematic fields (see Fig. 1). The following overview subdivides these three areas into the particular subject areas that are the focus of individual research projects of doctoral students.

Topic Area 1

Survey of the health of refugees, barriers to health provision, and development of interventions (coordinator: Alexander Krämer)

  • 1.1: Epidemiology and disease burden of physical and psychological Illnesses: Annika Laukamp (Health Sciences, AG2), further information here
  • 1.2: Correlation between refugees' movement and the migration of bacterial pathogens: Ines Kiemann (Biology), further information here
  • 1.3: Mental impairments among refugees in Germany: Victoria Sophie Böttcher (Psychology)
  • 1.4: Application of technical support systems for diagnosis and therapeutic intervention in post traumatic illnesses: Katharina Suhre (Faculty of Technology), further information here
  •  1.5: Taking religion into account as a resource used by refugees to cope with stress: Currently not occupied (Theology)

Topic Area 2

The socio-economic and health policy aspects of healthcare for refugees (coordination: Wolfgang Greiner)

  • 2.1: Between public responsibility and societal self-regulation - organisational problems of healthcare for refugees in the regional authorities of North Rhine-Westphalia: Phillip Florian Schmidt (Health Sciences, AG1)
  • 2.2: Economic effects of refugee migration on the healthcare industry: Bastian Surmann (Health Sciences, AG5)
  • 2.3: Family and network structures of refugees in North Rhine-Westphalia: Matthias Belau (Health Sciences, AG8)

Topic Area 3

Ethical considerations concerning human rights and equal opportunity in healthcare in the context of asylum and refuge (coordination: Claudia Hornberg)

  • 3.1: Analysis of the needs and requirements of healthcare for persons in refugee housing - practical implications: Anna Christina Nowak (Health Sciences, AG7), further information here
  • 3.2: Asylum seekers and health: Corinna Stöxen (Jurisprudence)
  • 3.3: Ethical considerations in regards to equal health opportunities for refugees: Sylvia Agbih (Philosophy), further information here
  • 3.4: Women´s health issues for unaccompanied females refugees who are minors: Lea-Marie Mohwinkel (Health Sciences, AG3), further information here
  • 3.5: Maternity care for pregnant refugees: Anne Kasper (Health Sciences, AG4), further information here