Jill Trenholm

Affiliated Researcher at Department of Women's and Children's Health, International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH); International Maternal and Reproductive Health and Migration

Mobile phone:
+46 73 0515524
Visiting address:
MTC-huset, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 14B, 2 tr
752 37 Uppsala
Postal address:
Akademiska sjukhuset
751 85 UPPSALA

Short presentation

I received my PhD (IMCH) in Sept 2013 where I investigated war rape in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Since then I have been a researcher working predominantly with theory, gender and health, violence and with gender and nutrition in Ethiopia and Bangladesh. I was also a teacher for the IMCH masters program for 3 years, providing instruction mostly in qualitative research methods (intro to advanced) and sexual and gender based violence. I am currently training to be a Gestalt therapist.

Keywords: africa qualitative methods armed conflict • social theory and social change reproductive health qualitative research gender and health gender based violence gender and nutrition gestalt therapy

Jill is a Canadian registered nurse who has worked for many years predominantly in hospital-based trauma units and spent a couple of years at a clinic for sexual/domestic violence in Canada. She holds a BA with a focus on Peace and Conflict studies from Waterloo University in Canada and a Masters of Science in International Health from Uppsala University. She has recently (in Sept 2013) sucessfully defended her doctorate thesis which investigated the phenomena of war rape in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. She is associated with the Centre for Gender Research and the International Maternal and Child Health unit of Women's and Children's Health located within the medical faculty at Uppsala University. She was a lecturer at IMCH in the Global health masters program for 3 years and coordinates the Qualitative Discussion Group. Her lecture topics include Qualitative Methods (Introduction, Basic and Advanced) Gender, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights and War rape. Her current research interests include qualitative methods, masculinities, indigenous healing, sexual violence, intersectionality and gendered nutrition.

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Jill Trenholm