Emerging and New Research in Geographies of Health and Impairment

Place: The University of Glasgow, 16th and 17th June 2016

Organisers: RGS Geographies of Health and Wellbeing Research Group (GHWRG).

Sponsors: Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS) and Elsevier

This is the 18th ENRGHI conference, it is a two-day event especially designed for postgraduates and early career researchers who have an interest in geographies of heath, wellbeing and impairment. Attached is more information about the conference and the call for papers. ENRGHI2016 conference website: https://enrghiconference.wordpress.com/

Conference overview

Keynote speakers

  • Opening plenary – ‘Missing women: gender, mental health and mobility’ – Professor Hester Parr (University of Glasgow)
  • Closing Plenary – lessons from doing a PhD, publishing and getting an academic post –Dr Emma Laurie (University of Glasgow)


  • Research impact and engagement – Dr Niamh Shortt (University of Edinburgh)
  • Publishing in academic journals – Professor Jamie Pearce (University of Edinburgh and Editor-in-Chief of Health and Place)

Posters and presentations

  • Sessions will be organised around the topics of delegates’ presentations
  • There will be a poster display and networking area

Conference meal and networking

  • Included in the conference ticket is a three course networking meal that will take place on Thursday 16th June in a relaxed, local restaurant/bar.

Call for papers – more information on topics is attached.

Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words and sent to: enrghi2016@gmail.com

Deadline: Friday 18th March 2016

Cost – £35 (includes conference registration, workshops and a three-course networking meal). book online now!

There are also prizes and travel bursaries available – more information attached and online https://enrghi2016.wordpress.com/