Ingrid Muenstermann

Flinders University

Dr. Ingrid Muenstermann is a retired social scientist / sociologist, affiliated with Flinders University of South Australia. She currently teaches 'Contemporary Health Issues in Australia'. At present she is also involved in a joint research project in relation to the prevention of Type 2 Diabetes (Flinders University of South Australia and Technische University Dresden, TUMAINI Institut, Germany). Before becoming an academic, Ingrid was employed in several secretarial positions in Germany and in Australia. After migrating to Australia, she undertook university studies on a part-time basis and was awarded a PhD in 1997. Between 2004 and 2013, she was an academic at Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, Australia, teaching health sociology. Her research interests vary: she started with an interest in immigration and multiculturalism; health and mental health were her next areas of interest, followed by rural issues, the environment and renewable energy. In the past, Ingrid has written several articles on these topics and has edited three books: 'Some personal stories of German immigration to Australia since 1945' (2015), 'People’s movements in the 21st Century – Risks, challenges and benefits' (2017), and 'Social responsibilities' (2018).

2books edited

3chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Ingrid Muenstermann

The UNHCR assures us that never before have there been so many people on the move at the same time, mainly because of war-inflicted circumstances. Authors from different reputed institutions share their knowledge on this open-access platform to disseminate their knowledge at the global level. This book captures issues involved in meeting the challenges of people's movements in the twenty-first century. It explores attitudes of previously colonized people in a post-colonial period, analyses food insecurity in Canada, quality of life of elderly Turkish and Polish migrants in Germany, suicidal behaviours of immigrants admitted to an Italian-teaching hospital, and migration from a public healthcare perspective and points to the problem of tuberculosis among immigrants. Challenges of a more personal nature relate to second-language learning and acculturation of Brazilian migrants in Portugal and Asians as model minorities. Empirical evidence of why immigrants leave Norway is provided, and there is a discussion on the new actors of international migration (foreign students). This book closes with the voices of trailing women when it comes to the decision to emigrate. The collective contributions from experts attempt to provide updates regarding ongoing research and developments pertaining to migration.

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