Personlig presentation av Kerstin Erlandsson
Kerstin Erlandsson, midwife, PHCN, associate professor, Ph.D. in medicine has more than 10 years’ experience of working in low-resource settings. This has provided her with a broad experience in SRHR. Together with colleges at DU, Kerstin has capacity built 200 midwifery faculty from Africa and Asia with courses leading to a master’s degree in SRHR. In Bangladesh, she has been involved in simulation-based and mentorship programs. Together with the Bangladeshi government and international colleges, she has developed an accreditation assessment tool, a bachelor curriculum, a Massive Online Open Course. WHO has published the work as a good example of establishing a midwifery workforce (Regional Strategic Directions for Strengthening Midwifery in South East Asia Region 2020 – 2024: WHO 2020. P. 15 Box 8). Being head of the subject SRHR at Dalarna University she is a member of the International Board of the Swedish Association of Midwives. She is engaged in courses for leaders at government positions, at educational institutions, and in clinical settings in African countries. Moreover, engaged in a project in India researching the process of setting up a birthing center. She is a senior lecturer and examiner and part of a capacity building of a Ph.D. program in Ethiopia, and a main supervisor for a handful Ph.D. students.
Research in collaboration with the Karolinska Institutet and Gondar University: Main supervisor: 1) Neonatal near-miss, death predictors and health care providers’ perception in relation to near-miss cases in public hospitals in Amhara region state, Ethiopia. 2) Anticipated stigma among patients with chronic illness in Amhara Region Referral Hospitals, Ethiopia, 3) Satisfaction of elderly people about their life situation and sense of coherence in metropolitan cities of the northwest Ethiopia. 4) Nurses’ and patients’ perceptions of nurses’ caring behaviors at referral hospitals in Amhara National Region State. Co-supervisor: 1) Expanding respectful maternity care in Somaliland, 2) Skin-to-skin care with the father in Chilean hospitals.
Research in collaboration with University of Gothenburg: https://www.gu.se/en/research/aastrika-birthing-center-a-model-for-midwifery-led-care-in-india
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