With a background in public health science, I work with development and evaluation of methods in patient education targeting people with diabetes or at risk of developing diabetes. My research areas include:
Co-creation in intervention research: I use qualitative approaches to
actively involve different actors in developing and evaluating methods for
patient education. This includes e.g. interactive workshops and dialogue tools.
In particular, I am interested in how to involve children in research processes.
Sociology of health and illness: I draw on sociological perspectives to
explore how health, illness and self-care are enacted and experienced by
children, their families and health care professionals.
PhD project about care and support in pre-teens (9-12 years old) with type 1 diabetes and their families.
Aim: to explore how care and support are enacted and experienced among pre-teens with type 1 diabetes and their families. The study revolves around three dimensions: family life, self-care and transition to adolescence. Insights from the study will inspire the development of an intervention.