Nicola Pocock

Dr Nicola Pocock

Institution: United Nations University International Institute for Global Health
Current Insitution Location: Malaysia

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UNU-IIGH Building, UKM Medical Centre, Jalan Yaacob Latif, Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Migration Health Research Area/Expertise:
My research interests are in migration, human trafficking, and health, including the health needs of migrants and refugees and how service delivery and financing can be improved for these groups in destination countries. My current project with LSHTM, funded by the Millby foundation, focuses on child labour in Southeast Asia, exploring the needs of child domestic workers and how health and education interventions can be designed to reach them and meet their needs. Another project with UNU-IIGH examines cultural competency of health systems for migrant service use in Thailand and Malaysia, funded by the WHO’s Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. I have consulted with DFID, The Asia Foundation and the ILO on forced and child labour. I was also an inaugural fellow of the Equity Initiative (2016-17), a leadership programme for health equity in Southeast Asia funded by the China Medical Board foundation and the Atlantic Philanthropies. I hold a PhD in Global Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Research Focus/Expertise on Relevant Migrant Categories:
International/Cross-Border Migration
Human trafficking (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
International migrant workers (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Seafarers (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)

General Research Focus/Expertise: 
Evidence-based reviews
Labour migration and health
Mental health
Research ethics
Violence and health

Relevant Publications

Title Author Year Published Link to Publication
Labour Trafficking among Men and Boys in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region: Exploitation, Violence, Occupational Health Risks and Injuries Pocock, N.S., Kiss, L., Oram, S., Zimmerman, C. 2016
Universal health coverage in ‘One ASEAN’: are migrants included? Guinto R.L.L.R., Curran U.Z., Suphanchaimat R., Pocock N.S. 2015
"Because if we talk about health issues first, it is easier to talk about human trafficking.” Findings from a mixed methods study on health needs and service provision among migrant and trafficked fishermen in the Mekong. Pocock, N.S., Tadee, R., Tharawan, K., Rongrongmuang, W., Dickson, B., Suos, S., Kiss, L., Zimmerman, C. 2018