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)

Relevant Publications

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

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) Asia and the Pacific
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) Central and North America and the Caribbean
Collaborator Impact assessment of medical tourism development in Jamaica