My qualifications are BSc Food Science & Industry, MSc Public Health, MSc Food & Nutrition, and PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health. As part of my doctoral studies (2012-17), I studied the Nutrition Transition and the Double Burden of Malnutrition in Indonesia.
Currently, my research focusses on 3-year-olds’ social and emotional problems as well as obesity in northern Sweden in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Sweden. I have also received funding from the South Africa - Sweden University Forum (SASUF) for collaboration and research on the effects of climate change on the double burden of malnutrition in South Africa.
I have several years of work experience in interdisciplinary and cross-cultural research projects in Sweden (Salut Child-Health Intervention Program, 2009-now; ETICS-Diet: Exploring the Iceberg of Celiacs, 2010-12; Poor Health and School Achievement 2017-18) and South-East Asia (EPI4 Project 2011-12: Evidence to Policy Implementation). Since 2015, I have collaborated with the Department of Social and Behavioral Science, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; SAPHIR NETWORK, the Scientific Association for Public Health in Iran; and the Global Burden of Disease at the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Washington, and recently joined the Norrland's Observatory for Equity in Health and Health Care (NOEHHC) at Umeå University.
Most importantly, my passion for academia has taught me much more than just building a career. I extremely enjoy teaching and interacting with students, collaborating and developing relations with researchers, and constantly challenging and improving my knowledge.