Meghann Ormond

Assoc Prof Meghann Ormond

Associate Professor in Cultural Geography
Institution: Wageningen University & Research
Current Insitution Location: Netherlands

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Cultural Geography
Wageningen University & Research
PO Box 47
6700 AA Wageningen
The Netherlands

Migration Health Research Area/Expertise:
In this line of research, I look at how the medical and long-term care needs of different transnationally-mobile populations (e.g., economic migrants, retirement migrants and so-called 'medical tourists') are being supported and met in an era of intensified global mobility. My work examines the key trends challenging conventional nationally-containerized thinking about sources, directions, subjects and relations of care by paying attention to transnational configurations of formal (i.e., state, private and voluntary) and informal (i.e., family and community) care provision.

Research Focus/Expertise on Relevant Migrant Categories:
International/Cross-Border Migration
Patient mobility across borders (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)

General Research Focus/Expertise: 
Global health diplomacy
Health policy
Health systems research
Human resources for health
Medical anthropology
Travel medicine

Relevant Projects

Title Year Published Region/Country Role in the Project Main Outcome Link to Study Reports and publications
Impact assessment of medical tourism on locals’ access to healthcare resources in Penang (Penang Institute) 2017 Asia and the PacificMalaysia Co-Investigator Impact assessment of medical tourism development in Penang (Malaysia)
Is It Really About Sun, Sand, and Stitches? Planning for Research on Jamaica's Developing Medical Tourism Industry (Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Planning Grant) 2012 Central and North America and the CaribbeanJamaica Collaborator Impact assessment of medical tourism development in Jamaica

Relevant Publications

Title Author Year Published Link to Publication
Neoliberal Governance and International Medical Travel in Malaysia Ormond, M. 2013
More than medical tourism: Lessons from Indonesia and Malaysia on South-South intra-regional medical travel Ormond, M. and Sulianti, D. 2017
South-South medical tourism Ormond, M. and Kaspar, H. 2018
Rethinking care through transnational health and long-term care practices Ormond, M. and Toyota, M. 2018
The Private Healthcare Sector in Johor: Trends and Prospects Ormond, M. and Lim, C.H. 2018
Healthcare entitlements for citizens and trans-border mobile peoples in Southeast Asia Ormond, M., Chan, C.K. and Verghis, S. 2017
Reflections on “medical tourism” from the 2016 Global Healthcare Policy and Management Forum Crooks, V.A., Ormond, M., and Jin, K.N. 2017
Connecting with prospective medical tourists online: A cross-sectional analysis of private hospital websites promoting medical tourism in India, Malaysia and Thailand Moghavvemi, S., Ormond, M., Musa, G., Mohamed Isa, C.R., Thirumoorthi, T., bin Mustapha, M.Z., Kanapathy, K. and John Chiremel Chandy, J. 2017
Knowledge transfer in the “medical tourism” industry: The role of transnational migrant patients and health workers Ormond, M. 2016
Confronting economic precariousness through international retirement migration: Japan’s old-age ‘economic refugees’ and Germany’s ‘exported grannies’ Ormond, M. and Toyota, M. 2016
A state-level analysis of the economic impacts of medical tourism in Malaysia Klijs, J., Ormond, M., Mainil, T., Peerlings, J. and Heijman, W. 2016
Policy implications of medical tourism development in destination countries: Revisiting and revising an existing framework by examining the case of Jamaica Johnston, R., Crooks, V.A. and Ormond, M. 2016
Transnational healthcare, cross-border perspectives Bell, D., Holliday, R., Ormond, M., and Mainil, T. 2015
Solidarity by demand? Exit and voice in international medical travel - The case of Indonesia Ormond, M. 2015
Government and governance strategies in medical tourism Ormond, M. and Mainil, T. 2015
What’s where? Why there? And why care? A geography of responsibility in medical tourism Ormond, M. 2015
En route: Transport and embodiment in international medical travel journeys between Indonesia and Malaysia Ormond, M. 2018
Medical tourism Ormond, M. 2014
Medical tourism in Malaysia: How can we better identify and manage its advantages and disadvantages? Ormond, M., Wong, K.M. and Chan, C.K. 2014
Resorting to Plan J: Popular perceptions of Singaporean retirement migration to Johor, Malaysia Ormond, M. 2014
Harnessing “diasporic” medical mobilities’ Ormond, M. 2013
Claiming “cultural competence”: The promotion of multi-ethnic Malaysia as a medical tourism destination Ormond, M. 2012
You, too, can be an international medical traveler: Reading medical travel guidebooks Ormond, M. and Sothern, M. 2012
Shifting subjects of healthcare: Placing “medical tourism” in the context of Malaysian domestic healthcare reform Ormond, M. 2011
Medical tourism, medical exile: Responding to the cross-border pursuit of healthcare in Malaysia Ormond, M. 2011
The role of health in integration Ingleby, J.D., Chimienti, M., Hatziprokopiou, P., Ormond, M. and de Freitas, C. 2005