About the Project

What is the project about?

Migratory and Geographical Imaginations of Filipino Nurses is an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded PhD research project. Based in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University, U.K., this project is looking to speak to women who are studying or have graduated from a Nursing degree in the Philippines.

Although the project looks at the migration of Filipino nurses, I am also interested in speaking to nurses and nursing students who have no dreams of migration. I want to understand and learn more about why so many Filipino women study nursing, and to better understand the relationship between nursing and migration.

Why is this project being carried out?

This research project is being undertaken to find out what does and does not motivate people to look for work overseas. Although there has been a great deal of research undertaken on migration, and on Filipino nurse migration, this study will be one of the first to question why some people do not want to migrate. There is little known about those people who stay in their country of birth, and yet these people constitute 97% of the world's population.

Who can take part?

Anyone who has completed or is undertaking a nursing degree in the Philippines, even if you are no longer working as a nurse. If you aren't a nurse, but know others who are, please send them to this website.

I want to speak to those who want to migrate, have plans to migrate, want to stay in the Philippines, have already migrated, or have yet to make a decision!

What does taking part involve?

All I will ask is to have a discussion concerning nursing and migration. The conversation will last between 1 and 1.5 hours.

I will also ask you to quickly draw a sketch. BUT if you're not comfortable with drawing, don't worry, we can always leave that part out!

If you do participate, you are free to leave at any time, or to not answer questions. The information collected about during the research will be confidential. The study will be anonymous and any details that could make you or anyone you talk about identifiable will be changed.

Where will the discussions happen?

I am currently living in Manila, and so can meet you anywhere within the region for a meeting. The discussion will take place in a location where you feel comfortable such as a cafe. You are free to choose where to meet.

Who to contact for further information?

I'm the only researcher for this project, so if you want to take part, contact me, and I will be in touch within 48 hours.

My email is m.c.thompson@ncl.ac.uk

My cell number is (063) 942 0177275

If you'd prefer, message my Facebook page.

You can also view the details of my supervisory team at Newcastle University.