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Luke Craven

Luke Craven is a PhD student at the University of Sydney within the School of Social and Political Sciences. His work is interdisciplinary and policy-oriented, spanning political science, geography, sociology and public health, with a broad focus on migration and refugee issues. His PhD research examines the dynamics of food access in urban migrant communities in the Global North. Drawing on case studies from Sydney, London and San Francisco the project aims to understand the access constraints experienced by newly arrived households and the complex coping strategies they employ to meet their food needs. In addition, Luke has an ongoing interest in the causes and consequences of international migration in the Pacific and continues to write on seasonal worker programs in the region. Luke holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Sydney where he was awarded the University Medal for his thesis which examined the implications of temporary migration in rural Vanuatu.

Articles by Luke Craven (1)

  • Labour mobility key to Pacific future

    The issue of labour migration and seasonal work is back on the agenda of Pacific island governments and donor agencies. Pacific population is increasing by 177,100 each year and at the present rate the region's population will double in the next 36 years. Disaggregating those statistics makes the situation far more pressing. Population growth is much higher in Melanesia than elsewhere.