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Researcher output profile for Dr Ruth Jackson
Dr Ruth Jackson joined the Alfred Deakin Research Institute in August 2011 as a Research Assistant. She is currently working on the project: Making connections: migrants, social capital and growing regional communities. This research pilot project will investigate the demographic trends, and the self-identified social and cultural capital, of those who have migrated to Geelong in the last five years. The project will focus on migrants who cluster in community and social groups based on, for example, shared leisure interests, shared cultural backgrounds, or occupation.
Ruth has a PhD from Deakin University in International Development Studies. Her thesis (Un)safe routes : maternal mortality and Ethiopia's development agenda, juxtaposed women's experiences of birth at home in rural Ethiopia where it is 'safe' with that in a modern health care setting where it is 'unsafe' because the distance from international maternal health policy to its implementation is vast and the 'pathway to maternal survival' can be circuitous. Future research will explore potential links between the distribution of clean birth kits and the uptake of women seeking facility birth, in rural Ethiopia or elsewhere.
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