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Sohail

Sohail Jannesari

Post-doctoral Researcher

Biography

Sohail Jannesari is a post-doctoral researcher working on outcomes for survivors of human trafficking and modern slavery. He is also the project lead on the Stolen Tools anti-racism journal (Race Equity and Inclusive Education grant), convener of the Inspiring Ethics group, project lead on developing a guide for mental health professionals working with Afghan sanctuary seekers (ESRC IAA award), and an expert on qualitative methods working at the Qualitative Applied Health Research Centre (hosting their podcast). He has completed a PhD on how the asylum process affects the mental health of sanctuary seekers. You can find out more about his work on his website www.sohailj.com.

Research Interests

Sanctuary seeker mental health, participatory research approaches, research ethics and integrity, human trafficking and modern slavery, innovative qualitative methods, colonialism and education, anti-racism in educational settings.

Teaching

Sohail has designed and delivered a range of lectures and seminars on migration and mental health, arts-based qualitative methods, research ethics (particularly around participatory approaches) and decolonisation. He supervises MSc and BSc students on projects that bridge the gap between activism and academia. Sohail also has experience training and supervising lived experience researchers in the context of sanctuary seeking and modern slavery.

Expertise and Public Engagement

Sohail has spent over a decade working on different projects around migrant rights activism, including founding the Migrant Connections Festival and co-founding the Cotton Tree Trust charity. He trains and consults on participatory methods, research ethics, migration and mental health, and using arts-based methods for charities, other universities and schools. You can see the co-produced refugee poetry anthology he uses with schools here.

    Research

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    Health Inequalities Research Network (HERON)

    Identifying ways to reduce inequalities in health and healthcare

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    Health Inequalities Research Group

    Health Inequalities Research Group is focused on delivering interdisciplinary research on inequalities in mental health in marginalised communities and across health services with an emphasis on race at the intersection of other social identities.

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    Mental Health & Society research group

    Seeking to better understand the socio-political dimensions of mental health and illness in the Global North and South.

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    Refugee Mental Health and Place Network

    Network exploring post-migration and refugee mental health

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    Qualitative Research Group

    Qualitative Research Group is an interdisciplinary team of methodologists comprising social scientists, experts by experience, and health practitioners

    Events

    01NovPoetry reading credit Yasin at the Migrant Connections Festival 2021 by Federico Rivas

    Poetry of sanctuary: Searching for safety, belonging and home

    Join the Refugee Mental Health and Place Network for an evening of personal and poetic expression of the lived refugee experience.

    Please note: this event has passed.

    21JunQUAHRC

    QUAHRC Seminar Series: Does qualitative health research need ethics committees?

    Sohail Jannesari and the Inspiring Ethics group discuss the question, does qualitative health research need ethics committees?

    Please note: this event has passed.

    Features

    The Border Follows Me

    A border isn't simply a physical barrier but also a legal and social one that follows people around. Mohammad Reza draws on his lived experience seeking...

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    Poetry by Sanctuary Seekers: The impact of the asylum process on mental health

    Dr Sohail Jannesari developed a poetry anthology reflecting the impact of the asylum process on mental health.

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      Research

      Child health small
      Health Inequalities Research Network (HERON)

      Identifying ways to reduce inequalities in health and healthcare

      mental-health-and-brain-research-must-be-a-higher-priority-in-global-response-to-tackle-covid-19-pandemic-cropped-780x440
      Health Inequalities Research Group

      Health Inequalities Research Group is focused on delivering interdisciplinary research on inequalities in mental health in marginalised communities and across health services with an emphasis on race at the intersection of other social identities.

      mental health app_promo
      Mental Health & Society research group

      Seeking to better understand the socio-political dimensions of mental health and illness in the Global North and South.

      RP network - new banner
      Refugee Mental Health and Place Network

      Network exploring post-migration and refugee mental health

      QUAHRC logo large
      Qualitative Research Group

      Qualitative Research Group is an interdisciplinary team of methodologists comprising social scientists, experts by experience, and health practitioners

      Events

      01NovPoetry reading credit Yasin at the Migrant Connections Festival 2021 by Federico Rivas

      Poetry of sanctuary: Searching for safety, belonging and home

      Join the Refugee Mental Health and Place Network for an evening of personal and poetic expression of the lived refugee experience.

      Please note: this event has passed.

      21JunQUAHRC

      QUAHRC Seminar Series: Does qualitative health research need ethics committees?

      Sohail Jannesari and the Inspiring Ethics group discuss the question, does qualitative health research need ethics committees?

      Please note: this event has passed.

      Features

      The Border Follows Me

      A border isn't simply a physical barrier but also a legal and social one that follows people around. Mohammad Reza draws on his lived experience seeking...

      refugee-radek-homola-iE80BguAEXA-unsplash

      Poetry by Sanctuary Seekers: The impact of the asylum process on mental health

      Dr Sohail Jannesari developed a poetry anthology reflecting the impact of the asylum process on mental health.

      1903x558-PoetryAnthology