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About Us

Who are we? 

The Odyssey Hub comprises researchers from the Curtin University School of Public Health, working in collaboration with researchers from other disciplines and international institutions to investigate issues relating to public health, population mobility and migration in the Asia-Pacific region.

Our Mission

Our mission is to foster multidisciplinary, inter-sectoral and multi-level collaborations and capacity-building to:

  1. understand the causes and consequences of public health issues affecting mobile and migrant populations in the Asia-Pacific region, and

  2. develop and evaluate ethical and evidence-informed responses to improve health and socio-economic outcomes for mobile and migrant populations in the Asia-Pacific region. 

 

Our Principles and Values

The Odyssey Hub adheres to the core research principles identified by the Second Global Consultation on Migration and Health – namely:

  • Interdisciplinary inquiry to develop a broad and deep understanding of the relationship between migration, mobility and health

  • Ethical research practices which respect confidentiality, promote the human rights of participants, and are sensitive to the risk of data being misused to blame, exclude and stigmatise migrant and mobile populations 

  • A commitment to community partnerships and co-design to strengthen research relevance, improve data quality, build community research capacity and facilitate knowledge translation

  • Collaboration at the global, regional, national and local levels to build capacity for research into health and migration, with a particular focus on offering mentorship and support to researchers from lower-income countries in the Asia-Pacific Region. 

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