COMPAS’ work on migration and health has mainly focused on access to health care services and the health implications of restricting access on the basis of immigration status.

We have also run a number of projects on social care, a sector where public policies create demand for migrant workers. The shortages of social-care workers and care assistants are largely due to the low wages and poor working conditions. Constraints in local authority budgets have contributed to chronic underinvestment, which has contributed to a growing demand for low-waged, flexible workers.

Blog Posts

Rethinking EU Borders in the time of COVID-19

Elspeth Guild and Didier Bigo

The new power of the technologies of immobility

Sharifah Muhammad Talib Alhinai

Immigration and the reallocation of work health risks

Osea Giuntella, Carlos Vargas-Silva & Catia Nicodemo

Immigration Acts and health bills

COMPAS Communications

Illegality vs Irregularity

COMPAS Communications

Turning British

Mikal Mast

Health and border control

COMPAS Communications

Re-Thinking ‘Risk’ in Migration

Esra Kaytaz, DPhil Social Anthropology

Migrants in the Census: How to find them, and what to do with them

Anna Krausova, Research Officer, Migration Observatory

Taking popularity seriously

COMPAS Communications

The Light of Evidence

COMPAS Communications

An exclusive party?

COMPAS Communications

Who’s in?

COMPAS Communications

Legal but Unfair: The High Stakes of the UK Immigration Detention System

Stephanie Silverman, DPhil Politics and International Relations

Real integration takes time

COMPAS Communications



Journal Articles

Working Papers

Other Publications

ECONREF Research Note: 1

The Health of Refugees in the UK

Carlos Vargas-Silva and COMPAS Communications

Legal and policy briefing

Access to Healthcare for Migrants in Wales

COMPAS Communications

Policy Brief

Consistent Support and Mutual Learning Required

COMPAS Communications

Literature review and scoping report

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

Hiranthi Jayaweera and Amy K. McLennan


Equality for whom?

Sarah Spencer | 2010 – 2011

Integration Policies: Who Benefits?

COMPAS Communications | November 2013 – April 2015

PEAK Urban

Michael Keith and Bhawani Buswala | 1 October 2017 - 31 December 2021

Role of European Mobility and its Impacts in Narratives, Debates and EU Reforms (REMINDER)

Carlos Vargas-Silva, Madeleine Sumption, Rob McNeil and William Allen | January 2017 - December 2019

The Coronavirus and Mobility Forum

COMPAS Communications | 2020

Undocumented Migrant Children in the UK

COMPAS Communications | January 2010 – June 2012

WORK>INT: Assessing and enhancing integration in workplaces

COMPAS Communications | January 2014 – June 2015