Lectures and seminars PHSP seminar: Migration in public health research, the qualitative approach

11-11-2020 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Add to iCal
Online Online via Zoom

The Doctoral Programme in Public Health Science (PHSP) welcomes all doctoral students and researchers at KI to our seminar with Sofie Bäärnhielm. The seminar will be held online via Zoom.

Migration is a global, ancient, and public phenomenon and, at the same time, local, contemporary, and personal. This multifaceted nature makes the study migrant health rewarding and difficult at the same time.

The focus of this seminar is on the qualitative approach in migration research and how qualitative methods can contribute to understanding of local phenomena, context, and culture.

Further, how qualitative methods can be used on their own and as a part of mixed method designs. This including contributing to culturally informed epidemiological studies. The methodological challenges with conducting cross-culture qualitative studies and the lack of generalizability will be discussed. 


Sofie Bäärnhielm is a clinical psychiatrist with a PhD at Karolinska Institutet, associate professor of psychiatry at Department of Clinical neuroscience at KI. She is also the head of the Transcultural Center, Region Stockholm.

Her research interests includes evaluation of training in cultural psychiatry and mental health care, service-caregiver-patient interaction in multicultural settings and the clinical application of the Cultural Formulation in DSM-5, an ethnographic interview supporting evaluation of culture and context in psychiatric assessment.


To attend the seminar, please register by 9 November to phsp-doctoral@ki.se.


Janne Agerholm Assistant professor