Hiranthi Jayaweera Research Affiliate & Former Staff


Hiranthi Jayaweera was Senior Researcher at COMPAS (2011-16).

She  has a particular research interest in issues around migration and health, and the integration of migrants, and has undertaken both quantitative and qualitative research in both areas. Hiranthi continues to be affiliated to COMPAS working on collaborative research proposals and writing articles based on projects on which she was a PI.

Hiranthi has a DPhil in Sociology and has researched, taught and written about issues related to social divisions, particularly gender and ethnic divisions in the UK. Before working at COMPAS she was a researcher at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit at the University of Oxford. Her work focused on barriers to care for low income childbearing women, and included analysing data on ethnic minority families in the Millennium Cohort Study.


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Book Chapters

Journal Articles


Marriage Migration and Integration

Katharine Charsley, Sarah Spencer, Hiranthi Jayaweera, Marta Bolognani & Evelyn Ersanilli

Access to Healthcare, Insurance Provision and Health Status of Sri Lankan Migrant Domestic Workers

Hiranthi Jayaweera, Elizabeth H. Shlala and the Centre for Women's Research (CENWOR)

AMICALL: Country Context Paper – UK

Ben Gidley and Hiranthi Jayaweera

Concordia Discors. London Background Report

Ben Gidley, Hiranthi Jayaweera and Ole Jensen

Other Publications

Policy Briefing

Marriage and Migration: facilitating the integration of migrant spouses

Katharine Charsley, Marta Bolognani, Sarah Spencer, Hiranthi Jayaweera & Evelyn Ersanilli


NHS equality policies focus too narrowly on ethnicity

Hiranthi Jayaweera and Helen McCarthy

Policy Brief

Consistent Support and Mutual Learning Required

Helen McCarthy and Hiranthi Jayaweera

Literature review and scoping report

Non-communicable diseases and risk factors in migrants from South Asian countries

Hiranthi Jayaweera and Amy K. McLennan


An Evidence Base on Migration and Integration in London

Ben Gidley and Hiranthi Jayaweera | 2009

Marriage Migration and Integration

Sarah Spencer and Hiranthi Jayaweera | 2013 – 2015

Migrant workers and vulnerable employment: a review of existing data

Bridget Anderson and Hiranthi Jayaweera | February 2008 – July 2008

Muslims and Community Cohesion in Britain

Hiranthi Jayaweera and Sarah Spencer | June 2005 – June 2007

Welfare, neighbourhood and new geographies of diversity

Mette Louise Berg, Ben Gidley, Caroline Oliver and Hiranthi Jayaweera | May 2013 – December 2014

WORK>INT: Assessing and enhancing integration in workplaces

Hiranthi Jayaweera and Helen McCarthy | January 2014 – June 2015