Published: 2021-06-30 12:20 | Updated: 2021-06-30 12:23

SIGHT Fellow Programme

Congratulations to Kristi Sidney Annerstedt, Assistant professor, from the Department of Global Public Health who has been chosen to be part of the SIGHT Fellow Programme.

Kristi Sidney Annerstedt
Kristi Sidney Annerstedt. Photo: Private.

We have interviewed Kristi about the SIGHT Fellow Programme.

Tell us about the award you have received?

The SIGHT fellowship is a two-year-long career development programme in Global Health, funded by the Board for International Development Cooperation – Sida.  Through the program, SIGHT wants to contribute to strengthening interdisciplinary research and develop collaborations between universities to contribute to the implementation of the UN’s 2030 Agenda goals.

What does it mean for you and your research to be part of this programme?

As a Global Health Researcher, there is a deep-rooted need to actively pursue innovative avenues to address the unacceptable global inequalities and inequities in health and well-being. The fellowship is an exciting opportunity to help build the necessary skills and network to ignite reach change.

I hope to be a resource for GPH in building a forum to help achieve the ambitious goals of the department.

What are your goals with the fellowship?

I have three main goals I would like to achieve by participating in the SIGHT fellowship:

1. Enhance my interdisciplinary leadership capacity.

2. Learn how to effectively communicate and disseminate Global Health Research, specifically with policymakers but also who are on the receiving end of the knowledge generated from our research.

3. Build an interdisciplinary Global Health Research Network.  


Kristi Sidney Annerstedt Assistant professor