Philomena de Lima

Rights not Numbers -The Challenges for Integration in Rural Communities.
The lecture will provide a critical reflection and analysis of research undertaken in relation to minority ethnic communities and migrant workers across rural communities in Britain and identify some future possibilities.

Philomena de Lima works as researcher/development officer with the UHI PolicyWeb, UHI Millennium Institute. She authored the first publication in 2001 on rural minority ethnic groups in Scotland, ‘Needs not Numbers’ and completed a mapping exercise on rural ‘race’ issues in the British context for the Commission for Racial Equality in 2002/3. She contributed to an audit of research on ethnic minorities in Scotland in 2001 and completed a study on access to further and higher education amongst minority ethnic groups in the Scottish Highlands and Islands in 2004. In 2005, in collaboration with the National Centre for Migration Studies (Sabhal MOR Ostaig) she completed a study on migrant workers in the Highlands and Islands and has recently completed a study on migrant workers in the Grampian region of Scotland.

Recent publications include, a chapter in ‘Rural Racism’ edited by Chakraborti and Garland (2004) and published by Willan Publishing, ‘An Inclusive Scotland? The Scottish Executive and racial equality in G. Mooney and G. Scott (eds) Exploring Social Policy in the ‘New’ Scotland and a chapter in Neal and Agyeman (2006) ‘The new countryside?’ both published by the Policy Press and has contributed to the CRE Newcomers Handbook published in 2006. She is one of the Carnegie UK Trust consultants on the Rural Action Research Programme (RARP) and is responsible for the ‘Building Inclusive Communities’ theme which was launched in May 2006. She is actively involved regionally and nationally on policy issues, including the Scottish Advisory Group for the Equal Opportunities Commission, Carnegie UK Trust Enquiry into Civil Society, Scottish Funding Council Public Policy Knowledge Transfer Action Group, and until recently was a member of the Scottish Further Education Council.

Rights not Numbers - The Challenges for Integration in Rural Communities (Scotland) (pdf)

Philomena De Lima
Development Officer/Researcher
UHI PolicyWeb
Great Clen House
Leachkin Road
Inverness IV3 8NW