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Esther Afari-Mensah

Associate Academic Assessor

Department

College Academics

Qualifications

BSc (Hons), PhD

Esther is a health professional with a Doctorate in Social Sciences completed in 2020. Her educational background in health began with the completion of her BSc Honours in Health Services Management in 2013, which led her to complete my Postgraduate Certificate in Health Systems and Global Policy in 2015. Her PhD research project which she began in 2016 focused on investigating immigration removal centres in the UK by exploring the governance techniques and power relations that impact on the healthcare access of migrant detainees. The research study aimed to locate and better understand the pathways that lead to inequities in healthcare access of migrant detainees to inform on policy and practice.

Esther’s previous role as a Lecturer in 2019 at the University of East London was in the School of Health, Sport and Bioscience where she committed to teaching, assessing and mentoring undergraduate and masters students in subject areas pertaining to Health Services Management, Public Health and Health Promotion.

She has over  ten years of experience working in the NHS providing administrative support in paediatrics and palliative care, four years of experience working with NGOs in providing support to communities for those in need and requiring healthcare, particularly the destitute, those with undocumented status and families who require additional support. She became a Board Member for a community soup kitchen in 2017 to 2019, in 2017 to 2018 she was a communications officer for an NGO that advocated for migrants and recently became a Trustee of a local NGO where they embarked on a project last Christmas in providing food vouchers for families in need.

Research interests

Her research interests are based in health and wellbeing, migration and inequalities in healthcare access.

 

Department

College Academics

Qualifications

BSc (Hons), PhD