I am a senior lecturer and researcher at the School of Education, Health and Social Studies at Dalarna University. I became a registered nurse in 1992 and a registered midwife in 2006 and have clinical experience in renal care, infectious diseases, intensive care, and sexual and reproductive health in pre- post- and labor wards.
Since 2012 I have been involved in the development and implementation of the SIDA-supported midwifery instructor education partnership with Dalarna University and three universities at the Horn of Africa. I am currently involved as course leader, examiner and supervisor in its expansion and implementation within universities throughout Bangladesh, supported by UNFPA.
I started doctoral studies in 2010 and defended my PhD thesis ’Moving On’ and Transitional Bridges. Studies on migration, violence and wellbeing in encounters with Somali-born women and the maternity health care in Sweden at Uppsala University in 2015. The main focus of research so far has been migration and women’s health. In 2016 I received a post-doctoral grant from FORTE for research studies including the Hooyo-project; an intervention study with group antenatal care and a register based study evalutating doula-support during labour to migrant women. I am part of the research networks EMMA - Enhanced Maternity care for Migrant families; Research to Action, and ROAM; Reproductive Outcomes And Migration
- Health workforce perspectives of barriers inhibiting the provision of quality care in Nepal and Somalia : A qualitative study, Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, 2020, Vol. 23. Article : refereed. .
- Health care provider's perspectives on the content and structure of a culturally tailored antenatal care programme to expectant parents and family members in Nepal, Journal of Asian Midwives, 2020, Vol. 7, No. 1, 23-44. Article : refereed. .
- Antenatal care for Somali-born women in Sweden : Perspectives from mothers, fathers and midwives, Midwifery, 2019, Vol. 74, 107-115. Article : refereed. .
- Rationale, development and feasibility of group antenatal care for immigrant women in Sweden : a study protocol for the Hooyo Project, BMJ Open, 2019, Vol. 9, No. 7. Article : refereed. .
- Rationale, development and feasibility of group antenatal care for immigrant women in Sweden, 2019. Conference paper : refereed. .