Namedr. ME Ormond

Job details
DescriptionAssociate Professor
OrganizationDepartment of Environmental Sciences
Organization UnitCultural Geography
Phone+31 317 486 199
Secretarial phone+31 317 486 187
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Visiting addressDroevendaalsesteeg 3
Postal addressPostbus 47
Ancillary activities
  • Editorial Board Member - Current Issues in Tourism (journal)
    May 2016 - May 2025


Meghann Ormond (PhD in Geog., Univ. of St Andrews, UK, 2011; PgDip in Geog., Univ. of Lisbon, Portugal, 2005; BA in Middle Eastern Studies and Geog., Univ. of Colorado-Boulder, USA, 2002) is Associate Professor in Cultural Geography.

As a cultural geographer and immigrant commited to engaging with travel's transformative potential, Meghann is deeply invested in and concerned with how differently-mobile people's roots, rights and vulnerabilities are recognised and included in the places they visit and in which they live. Her research focuses on how shifting visions and practices of citizenship and belonging impact transnational mobility, heritage, health and care relationships. 

Meghann is co-coordinator of the CSPS Transformative Learning Hub at WUR, the Roots Guide's curator and scientific coordinator, co-founder of Migrantour Utrecht, and involved in Migrantour's Sustainable Routes and Rural Migrantour initiatives. She is a member of the Wageningen Young Academy, and is a Centre for Unusual Collaboration (CUCo)  board member and co-developer of its interdisciplinary research training programme. She chairs the MSc Tourism, Society & Environment programme committee. She is also section editor for Globalization and Health and on the editorial board of Current Issues in Tourism.

For more information about her research lines, publications and her teaching and supervision at Wageningen University, visit: She can also be found on LinkedInResearch Gate and

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Meghann Ormond focuses on how shifting visions and practices of citizenship and belonging transform transnational mobility, heritage, health and care relationships. Her work is situated at the intersections of migration studies, health and social geographies, disability studies and tourism studies. It is concerned with post-national, relational conceptualisations of care, responsibility and interdependence, and the governance of these. 

Main research lines:

1) Transnational healthcare: How are the medical and long-term care needs of different transnationally-mobile populations being supported and met in an era of intensified global mobility? Check out 

2) Migrant heritage: How are the experiences of transnationally-mobile people included and represented in the places in which they live and have lived? Check out 

3) Disability and travel: How do ageing, chronic illness and disability impact travel and recreational experiences and offerings? Check out 



In addition to the courses listed at the bottom of this page, Meghann developed and runs the 'Transformative and Participatory Qualitative Research Methods' PhD course for WASS.


Meghann is interested in supervising students on the following topics:

  • migration and migrant heritage-making
  • tourism-migration nexus
  • transformative and experiential learning 
  • travel as a tool for global citizenship education
  • localhood and the politics of presence
  • international medical travel

Students interested in doing a thesis on one of these themes are invited to contact her by email (meghann.ormond [@]

Current PhD supervision

- Tom Rowe: Solastalgia, climate change and mobilities



  • GEO-30306 - Concepts & Approaches to Tourism Society and Environment
  • GEO-56806 - Advanced Qualitative Research Design and Data Collection Methods
  • GEO-59306 - Responsibilities for Equality and Sustainability
  • GEO-70224 - MSc Internship Cultural Geography
  • GEO-79224 - MSc Research Practice Cultural Geography
  • GEO-80424 - MSc Thesis Cultural Geography
  • HSO-10306 - Global Health
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