Providing evidence at the Scottish Parliament

We are thrilled to report that our own Dr Paulina Trevena provided research evidence at the Scottish Parliament Covid-19 Recovery Committee on behalf of the project team. Paulina joined the committee meeting online on the 9th December to provide project insights and answer questions on the reasons behind vaccine hesitancy among the Polish community inContinue reading “Providing evidence at the Scottish Parliament”

Funding for spin-off project secured!

Brilliant news! We have secured £20K from the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account fund at the universities of Glasgow and Sheffield for an exciting spin-off project: a traveling art exhibition on migrant essential work in the UK. We are very pleased that our project partner – Alicja Kaczmarek from Centrala – will be curating the exhibition. WeContinue reading “Funding for spin-off project secured!”

Vaccine hesitancy among Polish migrant essential workers in the UK

In our recent guest blog for SPICe – the Scottish Parliament Information Centre – we focused on Polish essential workers in Scotland and their intentions to get vaccinated against Covid-19. In this blog, we look at the vaccine intentions for our entire sample and how it differs by age groups, gender, education level and sectorContinue reading “Vaccine hesitancy among Polish migrant essential workers in the UK”

Our first guest blog

What are the key reasons behind Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy in the Polish community in Scotland? Our first guest blog is out on SPICe Spotlight, the Scottish Parliament Information Centre’s website. It is co-written by our own Paulina Trevena and Magda Grzymkowska from Feniks, an Edinburgh-based mental health charity. The blog combines our early findings with Feniks’ workContinue reading “Our first guest blog”

What essential work do Polish migrants in the UK do?

Defining ‘essential work’ is far from straightforward – it varies across countries and the list of ‘essential work’ jobs has changed throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. At the beginning of our research, in November 2020, we adopted the UK Government definition1,2 of essential work as: the type of work that is essential for keeping British societyContinue reading “What essential work do Polish migrants in the UK do?”

Interviews in progress

Fieldwork update! We are currently conducting online interviews with Polish essential workers in the UK and key stakeholders providing support to migrant workers in the country. If you wish to get involved in the study either as a Polish essential worker or someone who works with migrant workers, please contact us: HERE.