M.D, PhD, Specialist physician obstetrics and gynaecology
With a background as a specialist physician in obstetrics and gynaecology, I have both clinical as well as research experience from several low-resource settings and a special interest in emergency obstetric care, innovations, implementation and reproductive agency. Apart from being affiliated researcher at the Department of Women's and Children's Health, I currently hold a position as Clinical Research Physician/Medical Team Leader at a CRO specialized in clinical trials and as Assistant Professor in Global Reproductive Health at the Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet.
My main research focus is on maternal and newborn health and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in low-income countries. Prior and current research projects include:
2006-2008: Female genital cutting among antenatal care attendees in Sweden
2010-2015: Overuse of caesarean section and its association with maternal near-miss morbidity and mortality in Tanzania
2017-2020: Quality improvement interventions for improved perinatal care in Nepal (NePeriQIP)
2019-Ongoing: Implementing the maternal near-miss tool in the fragile setting of Somaliland
2019-Ongoing: Scaling up low-cost technology for improved intrapartum fetal surveillance and neonatal resuscitation in Nepal (SUSTAIN)
2019-Ongoing: Norms and values as barriers and enablers for improved global sexual and reproductive health and rights in multiple sub-Saharan African countries
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