Lehane, Leigh

After a career in veterinary pathology/toxicology and public health, Dr. Leigh Lehane became an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the School of Health, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia. In 2010 she was awarded a second PhD entitled ‘Social Determinants of Health, Coping and Quality of Life in Migrants from Burma in Sankhlaburi District, Thailand’. Dr. Lehane remains an Adjunct at the University of New England, Australia.

Illness, Poverty, and Abuse of Migrants on the Thai-Burma Border: The Vulnerability of a Displaced People
2014 0-7734-3525-5
A fascinating narrative that brings the plight of minority ethnic groups from Burma to life and grounds the theoretical concepts of social determinants of health by individualizing the human dimension of these vulnerable populations and highlighting their personal situations as well as their coping skills.