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Katarina Swahnberg

Department of Health and Caring Sciences Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
44134, Hus Vita, Kalmar
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Katarina Swahnberg is a RN, educated at the Red Cross Nursing School, Stockholm. She has a BSc in International Health Care, and a BSc and an MSc in Public Health. She has been employed as RN at departments for infectious diseases, tropical medicine and HIV/AIDS at Roslagstulls Hospital in Stockholm, Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen and Fylkessykehuset in Lillehammer. She has also worked with the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India.

After having worked internationally as a clinical nurse, she took a master’s degree in studies of public health in 1999. During these studies she developed a research interest in gender based violence, which resulted in a doctoral thesis on the topic in 2003. Building on this thesis, Katarina’s research consists mainly of two themes: (1) abuse in health care, and (2) male and female victimisation and ill-health. Both teams have a strong focus on the development of interventions and changing violent practices. Violence against women is a major global health problem.

Katarina is currently involved in an intervention study of violence against women in Nepal, and is conducting research with female victims of trafficking in the same country. Katarina Swahnberg is professor in Health Sciences and Global Health at the Department of Health and Caring Sciences, Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden.


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