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Isabel Goicolea

My research interests are in gender relations, men’s violence against women, young people’s health and sexual and reproductive rights. 

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Affiliation
Professor at Department of Epidemiology and Global Health
Location
5B, Målpunkt P, Försörjningsvägen 7 B, Norrlands universitetssjukhus Epidemiologi och global hälsa, Umeå Universitet, 90185 Umeå

I am a professor in public health science, and my research focuses on two main areas: youth health and gender-based violence. I am a medical doctor by background, and before getting into academia worked for several years with community health workers and in the promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights.

I lead and I am involved in several research projects. In the area of youth health, I am leading a project funded by FORTE and the Public Health Agency of Sweden that analyses Swedish youth clinics’ work on mental (ill) health. In India I participate, in an evaluation of an intervention to promote young people’s mental well-being, and in Zambia in a project analysing how to make community-based health systems more responsive towards young people’s sexual and reproductive health needs. In the area of gender-based violence I participate in a project analysing violence against young women and how the health system responds to them. In Sweden a lead a project analysing what we call ‘question center responses to gender-based violence’ within social services and I participate in two projects: one analysing the feminist support online provided by the women empowerment centers and another one analysing violence against people with disabilities and existing support systems.

In addition to my own research a very important part of my work is supervising PhD students, and teaching. My teaching focuses on qualitative methodologies for public health research - we offer different courses both online and on campus, and at master and PhD level. 

BMC Public Health, Vol. 22
Baroudi, Mazen; Goicolea, Isabel; Hurtig, Anna-Karin; et al.
International Journal of Health Policy and Management, Kerman University of Medical Sciences 2022, Vol. 11, (3) : 287-298
Baroudi, Mazen; Nkulu Kalengayi, Faustine; Goicolea, Isabel; et al.
International Journal of Health Policy and Management, Vol. 11, (1) : 39-48
Jonsson, Frida; Carson, Dean B.; Goicolea, Isabel; et al.
Journal of Applied Youth Studies
Jonsson, Frida; Goicolea, Isabel; Hjelte, Jan; et al.
BMJ Open, BMJ Publishing Group Ltd 2022, Vol. 12, (2)
Mathias, Kaaren; Nayak, Prabhudutt; Singh, Pratibha; et al.
International Journal of Health Policy and Management, Kerman University of Medical Science 2022, Vol. 11, (1) : 9-16
Schneider, Helen; Olivier, Jill; Orgill, Marsha; et al.
BMC Health Services Research, BioMed Central 2021, Vol. 21, (1)
Amani, Paul Joseph; Hurtig, Anna-Karin; Frumence, Gasto; et al.
BMC Public Health, BioMed Central 2021, Vol. 21, (1)
Baroudi, Mazen; Hurtig, Anna-Karin; Goicolea, Isabel; et al.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Sage Publications 2021, Vol. 36, (19-20) : NP10433-NP10452
Briones-Vozmediano, E.; Castellanos-Torres, E.; Goicolea, Isabel; et al.
Health & Social Care in the Community
García-Quinto, Marta; Briones-Vozmediano, Erica; Otero-García, Laura; et al.
Journal of Youth Studies
Gotfredsen, Anne; Enlund, Desirée; Goicolea, Isabel; et al.
BMC Public Health, BioMed Central 2021, Vol. 21
Jonsson, Frida; Christianson, Monica; Wiklund, Maria; et al.
NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, Routledge 2021, Vol. 29, (2) : 110-123
Linander, Ida; Goicolea, Isabel; Wiklund, Maria; et al.
Sexuality Research & Social Policy, Springer 2021, Vol. 18, (2) : 309-320
Linander, Ida; Lauri, Marcus; Alm, Erika; et al.
BMJ Open, BMJ Publishing Group Ltd 2021, Vol. 11, (10) : e048922-e048922
Richter Sundberg, Linda; Christianson, Monica; Wiklund, Maria; et al.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Sage Publications 2021, Vol. 36, (17-18) : NP9982-NP9993
San Sebastian, Miguel; Vives-Cases, Carmen; Goicolea, Isabel
Stockholm: Folkhälsomyndigheten 2020
Abrahamsson, Klara; Jonzon, Robert
BMC Research Notes, BioMed Central 2020, Vol. 13
Anyango, Cartrine; Nkulu Kalengayi, Faustine; Goicolea, Isabel; et al.
European Journal of Public Health, Oxford University Press 2020, Vol. 30, (4) : 780-785
Baroudi, Mazen; San Sebastian, Miguel; Hurtig, Anna-Karin; et al.
Health Expectations, John Wiley & Sons 2020, Vol. 23, (5) : 1118-1128
De Sola, Helena; Maquibar, Amaia; Failde, Inmaculada; et al.
International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, Taylor & Francis 2020, Vol. 15, (1)
Gotfredsen, Anne Christina; Goicolea, Isabel; Landstedt, Evelina
BMC Health Services Research, Springer Nature 2020, Vol. 20, (1)
Hernández, Alison; Hurtig, Anna-Karin; Goicolea, Isabel; et al.
International Journal for Equity in Health, BioMed Central 2020, Vol. 19, (1)
Jonsson, Frida; Goicolea, Isabel; Christianson, Monica; et al.
Folkhälsomyndigheten 2020
Linander, Ida; Strömbäck, Maria; Wiklund, Maria; et al.
Reproductive Health, BMC 2020, Vol. 17, (1)
Mulubwa, Chama; Hurtig, Anna-Karin; Zulu, Joseph Mumba; et al.
Stockholm: Folkhälsomyndigheten 2020
Nkulu Kalengayi, Faustine; Goicolea, Isabel; Baroudi, Mazen; et al.
BMC Health Services Research, BioMed Central 2020, Vol. 20, (1)
Waenerlund, Anna-Karin; San Sebastian, Miguel; Hurtig, Anna-Karin; et al.
Global Health Action, Taylor & Francis 2019, Vol. 12, (1)
Banda, Emmanuel; Svanemyr, Joar; Sandoy, Ingvild Fossgard; et al.
BMC International Health and Human Rights, BioMed Central 2019, Vol. 19, (1)
Eid, Daniel; San Sebastian, Miguel; Hurtig, Anna-Karin; et al.
Gaceta Sanitaria, Bridgewater: Elsevier 2019, Vol. 33, (2) : 169-176
Goicolea, Isabel; Marchal, Bruno; Hurtig, Anna-Karin; et al.
World Development, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 113 : 392-401
Hernandez, Alison; Lorena Ruano, Ana; Hurtig, Anna-Karin; et al.
International Journal of Circumpolar Health, Taylor & Francis 2019, Vol. 78
Jonsson, Frida; Goicolea, Isabel; San Sebastian, Miguel
Health, Sage Publications 2019, Vol. 23, (1) : 21-38
Linander, Ida; Alm, Erika; Goicolea, Isabel; et al.
Culture, Health and Sexuality, Routledge 2019, Vol. 21, (8) : 914-928
Linander, Ida; Goicolea, Isabel; Alm, Erika; et al.
Nurse Education Today, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 77 : 71-76
Maquibar, Amaia; Estalella, Itziar; Vives-Cases, Carmen; et al.
Transcultural Psychiatry, Sage Publications 2019, Vol. 56, (1) : 76-102
Mathias, Kaaren; Kermode, Michelle; San Sebastian, Miguel; et al.
Transcultural Psychiatry, Sage Publications 2019, Vol. 56, (1) : 76-102
Mathias, Kaaren; Kermode, Michelle; San Sebastian, Miguel; et al.
International Journal for Equity in Health, BMC 2019, Vol. 18
Perez-Urdiales, Iratxe; Goicolea, Isabel; San Sebastian, Miguel; et al.
Human Resources for Health, Vol. 17, (1)
Sirili, Nathanael; Frumence, Gasto; Kiwara, Angwara; et al.
Human Resources for Health, BioMed Central 2019, Vol. 17
Sirili, Nathanael; Frumence, Gasto; Kiwara, Angwara; et al.
Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, Vol. 47
Wagenius, Cecilia M.; San Sebastian, Miguel; Gustafsson, Per E.; et al.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Sage Publications 2018, Vol. 33, (10) : 1653-1678
Briones-Vozmediano, Erica; Maquibar, Amaia; Vives-Cases, Carmen; et al.
Disability and Rehabilitation, Taylor & Francis 2018, Vol. 40, (14) : 1679-1685
Briones-Vozmediano, Erica; Öhman, Ann; Goicolea, Isabel; et al.
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2018, Vol. 98, (1) : 134-138
Eid, Daniel; Guzman-Rivero, Miguel; Rojas, Ernesto; et al.
Tropical Medicine and Health, Vol. 46
Eid, Daniel; Guzman-Rivero, Miguel; Rojas, Ernesto; et al.
Endocrinología, Diabetes y Nutrición, Elsevier 2018, Vol. 65, (1) : 21-29
Escolar-Pujolar, Antonio; Córdoba Doña, Juan Antonio; Goicolea Julían, Isabel; et al.
International Journal for Equity in Health, BioMed Central 2018, Vol. 17
Goicolea, Isabel; Carson, Dean; San Sebastian, Miguel; et al.
International Journal of Mental Health Systems, BioMed Central 2018, Vol. 12
Goicolea, Isabel; Hultstrand Ahlin, Cecilia; Waenerlund, Anna-Karin; et al.

Research projects

My teaching focuses on qualitative methodologies in public health at the master and PhD level, on on gender-based violence in healthcare. I also teach gender within public health and realist evaluation. 

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Isabel Goicolea, Professor in public health