Senior Lecturer in Public Health. Main area of interest: public health, gender-based violence, reproductive health, disability, and population ageing in Sweden and Sub-Saharan Africa.
I am a principal investigator for the RESPOND project -(Rethinking access and utilization of reproductive healthcare, and domestic violence services among women with disabilities in Uganda). The RESPOND project aims to better understand the impact of disability on access, utilization, and delivery of reproductive healthcare and domestic violence services among Women with Disabilities (WWDs), to inform responses to the needs of women with disabilities in low-income countries. This 4-years project is funded by the Swedish research council (2023-2026). We use mixed-methods, combining quantitative methods were we analyse cross-sectional data and qualitative interviews.
I am also a research leader for the DIS-IPV project. This is a four-year Forte funded project 2019-2023 based at Umeå University. This project seeks to contribute knowledge to improve health and social support available to people with disabilities exposed to intimate-partner violence.
I also contribute to the DISTIME project funded by the Marcus Foundation and the Amalia Wallenberg Memorial Fund. I use Sweden's world-unique population databases to carry out quantitative life course analyses and statistical comparisons over time and space.
Additionally, I also participate DISLIFE projects funded by the European Research Council. Using Sweden's national registers, I investigate the impact of disability on health, education, the labour market transition and family formation.
I defended my dissertation in 2015, my dissertation on the Etiology of for celiac disease during childhood.
I teach Epidemiology in the MPH programme and at PhD level at the department of Epidemiology and Global Health.