The Sussex-Mahidol Migration Partnership (SMMP) aims to develop new research on migration flows between Europe and South East Asia with a focus on retirement, marriage and cultural interaction. Our approach is interdisciplinary within the social sciences and draws on sociology, politics, demography, human geography, development and wellbeing. As well as generating exchanges between researchers, the partnership aims to build a new research capacity between the regions to conduct research projects on the important issues that link them.
It is led by Paul Statham, Director of the Sussex Centre for Migration Research (SCMR), at the University of Sussex, with Sureeporn Punpuing from the Institute for Population and Social Research (IPSR) and Mahidol Migration Center (MMC) at Mahidol University, Thailand. In 2017, the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia (RILCA) at Mahidol University, joined the SMMP
Professor Paul Statham
Director of Sussex Centre for Migration Research (SCMR)
School of Global Studies
University of Sussex