Prof. dr. Ajay Bailey

Sociale Geografie en Planologie
International Development Studies
030 253 2580

Dr Ajay Bailey leads the research line Global Migration, Culture and Place working at the interface of anthropology, geography, demography and public health. He holds the prestigious Dr T. M. A. Pai Endowed Chair in Qualitative Methods at Manipal University, India, named after Dr Tonse Madhav Ananth, the founder of the university. With his Chair, Dr Bailey co-ordinates the Transdisciplinary Center for Qualitative Methods – a joint initiative with Manipal University.

To develop this research line Dr Bailey has been awarded more than €2 million in grant funding by a number of organisations such as NWO/Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research, Ubbo Emmius Foundation, Gratama Foundation, amongst others. As an anthropologist and a cultural demographer, Dr. Bailey has produced 30+ top peer-reviewed international publications; one highly cited monograph; and has supervised 9 PhD researchers.

Dr Bailey is passionate about qualitative research, teaching, and capacity building of young researchers. His work significantly contributes to expanding the field of transnational mobilities, ageing, inter-generational relations, health systems research, health services, reducing barriers to care, while establishing meaningful North-South and South-South collaborations.