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Peter Schofield: Links between neighbourhood social composition and refugee mental health – evidence from a Danish cohort study

06. Mai 2024 

Online event in the frame­works of Refugee Men­tal Health and Place Series

„Links between neigh­bour­hood social com­po­si­tion and refugee men­tal health – evi­dence from a Dan­ish cohort study”
Speak­er: Peter Schofield
When: 22 May 2024 from 16:00–17:30 GMT
For­mat: Online



In this pre­sen­ta­tion, we present a sum­ma­ry of a large cohort study look­ing at the impor­tance of the neigh­bour­hood social envi­ron­ment for refugee men­tal health. A cohort of 44,033 refugees were fol­lowed who had orig­i­nal­ly been housed under the Dan­ish dis­per­sal pol­i­cy. Because hous­ing was assigned with­out any face-to-face con­tact with offi­cials, the effect of the neigh­bour­hood could be exam­ined inde­pen­dent­ly of indi­vid­ual char­ac­ter­is­tics. The results show how dif­fer­ent types of neigh­bour­hood social envi­ron­ments relate to a range of sub­se­quent men­tal dis­or­ders, and dis­cuss the impli­ca­tions for ser­vices and future pol­i­cy approaches.

About the speaker:

Peter Schofield is a Senior Lec­tur­er in Pop­u­la­tion Health in the Fac­ul­ty of Life Sci­ences and Med­i­cine at King’s Col­lege Lon­don. He uses mixed meth­ods approach­es com­bin­ing advanced sta­tis­ti­cal meth­ods with in-depth qual­i­ta­tive analy­sis to study how the social envi­ron­ment shapes our expe­ri­ence of men­tal dis­or­ders. Recent­ly, he has been work­ing on an MRC study inves­ti­gat­ing the role of place in refugee men­tal health and helped set up the Refugee Men­tal Health & Place Network.

For more infor­ma­tion and reg­is­tra­tion, please fol­low this link: