Philomena De Lima


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Research expertise

 I am a Sociologist and the Director of the Centre for Remote and Rural Studies at University of the Highlands and Islands, Inverness College, Scotland ( ). The Centre was established in 2004 as the UHI PolicyWeb.  My particular research interests include exploring the complex and intersecting relationships between ‘communities of place’ ( remote and rural places in particular) and ‘communities of interests’, challenging normative assumptions about rural places and communities and focusing on diverse groups who are ‘othered’ on various grounds using qualitative methods.  I have applied my interests to issues such as belonging and intersectional identities, migration and wellbeing, ethnicity and race, and to policy  areas such as poverty and social exclusion and  social welfare . I also supervise PhD students on a range of topics.

Frequent Journals

  1. Work, Employment and Society

    ISSNs: 0950-0170

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1469-8722

    SAGE Publications (UK and US)

    Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.12 SJR 1.644 SNIP 1.956


  2. European Journal of Public Health

    ISSNs: 1101-1262

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1464-360X

    Oxford University Press

    Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2.46 SJR 1.299 SNIP 1.404


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Frequent Publishers

  1. Springer


  2. Cambria


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