To Whom It May Concern,
I am Dr. Susan Zimmermann, of the Refugee Studies Centre, University of
Oxford. I am looking to speak with people who have been released from
immigration detention/removal centres in the past twelve months and who
remain in the UK.
If you are in this position – or know anyone who is or how to get in
touch with such people - then I would be very grateful if you could
please contact me. I of course have other ways of finding participants,
but thought I would include this as a way of getting word out given the
difficulty that is so far being experienced.
This is a study of health needs and health experiences in detention, and
involves speaking to ex-detainees. We need participants to complete a
questionnaire (and possibly also an interview after this). We can meet
in person (in London) or talk over the phone.
The research is currently underway and will finish on the 15th July
2010. This is a small pilot study which we hope will lead on to
something more national.
We're especially interested in speaking with Somalis, Afghans, Iranians,
Iraqis, Zimbabweans, and Nigerians. However, if anyone wants to take
part and speaks English, Farsi/Dari, Somali, or Arabic then we could
also include them.
I can send you an information sheet, and will be very happy to answer
any questions that you or anyone else might have.
Many thanks for your help and I hope to hear from you soon.
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Dr. Susan Zimmermann,
Phone: 07984 136214
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