Elin Larsson, foto Linn Sjöberg

Elin Larsson

Principal researcher

Associate professor and a researcher and in global sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

About me

Associate professor and a principle researcher and in global sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in the Global and Sexual Health research group at the Department of Global Public Health, and affiliated to the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health

Research description

My research focus on migrants and SRHR as well as contraception and abortion, both in low- and middle-income contexts, in Sweden and in Europe. I supervise PhD students in Sweden and in Uganda.

As part of my engagement in reseach and education within SRHR I am part of the management committee of Academic Network for SRHR Policy (ANSER). One interest  is to study how COVID-19 has influenced SRHR in low-, middle, and high-income settings in the I-SHARE study

Teaching portfolio

The core of my teaching is on sexual and reproductive health and rights from a global health perspective, supervision of master students as well as research methods.

My teaching includes lectures and seminars at undergraduate and graduate courses (masters and PhD).  When teaching I have used “traditional” lecturing, workshops, seminars, blended learning including e-learning.  I have initiated a doctoral course in SRHR, a joint course within the ANSER Network.


Pharmacist (MSc), Uppsala University (2006)

PhD in Medical Science, Dep of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet. Thesis title: “Missed opportunities prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Uganda” (2012)

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Post doc positions

  • Dept. of Women’s and Children’s Health, Uppsala University (2016-2018)
  • Dep. of Women’s and Children’s Health, Karolinska Institutet (2014-2016)

Vinnvård Fellowship (2016-2019)

Associate Professor in Global Health, Uppsala University (2019)