Thea de Gruchy

Thea de Gruchy is a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Migration and Health Project (maHp) at the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS), University of the Witwatersrand. Her PhD research, which was supervised by Jo Vearey (ACMS) and Anuj Kapilashrami (Queen Mary University London), centres around questions of governance, decision making, and sustainability. She uses the development and implementation of policy and programmatic interventions – by both state and non- state actors – to improve the access that migrant farm workers have to health care along the South African-Zimbawbean border, to explore these questions. In 2019, Thea spent three months with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in Bangok, and writing for International Health Policies Network as their South African correspondent. Thea continues to co- ordinate and organise the Work in Progress seminars at the ACMS.