Project title: "REsearch into implementation STrategies to support patients of different

                       ORigins and language"



Acronym: “RESTORE”

Project number: 257258

Project duration: 01 April 2011 – 30 April 2015

Project coordinator: Prof. Anne MacFarlane - Limerick University, Ireland


Involvement: As a partner


RESTORE is a European Project involving Ireland, Scotland, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Greece and Austria which focuses on “optimising medical and psychosocial primary care for migrants in Europe with a particular focus on communication in cross-cultural consultations.” RESTORE applies innovative scientific methods - Normalisation Process Theory (NPT) and Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) research - in primary care settings. As an inter-disciplinary team, they seek to use these cutting edge research tools to make a real impact on cross-cultural healthcare consultations. RESTORE researchers are trying to gain new insights into this healthcare experience, by focusing on the particular needs of migrants as well as the service providers with whom they consult. The aim is to bring together all stakeholders involved in migrant care so that all perspectives can be explored and understood. RESTORE spans sociology, cultural anthropology, general practice, healthcare policy and implementation science.

RESTORE is concerned with the following questions:


RESTORE Objectives:

The five study objectives are to determine:


*This information has been compiled from the RESTORE website: