Isabelle Von Saenger
I am a PhD student at Karolinska Institutet and a member of the social gerontology group at Aging Research Center (ARC). I have a master's degree in Public Health from Stockholm University (former CHESS) with a focus on inequality in health and a BA in Sociology from Stockholm University.
The overall aim of my doctoral work is to increase the knowledge and understanding of the family’s role as a provider of cash and care over the life-course and how these transfers influence gender and socioeconomic inequalities within and across generations.
I'm affiliated to the National Graduate School on Ageing and Health - SWEAH.
The master thesis explored the role of perceived teacher support on student health and whether schools' student composition and gender made a difference in this relationship. The bachelor thesis focused on differences in health among swedish and foreignborn based on socioeconomic factors, social network and family relationships.
Publications; Nilsen C, Agahi N, Von Saenger I, Österman J, Hedberg Rundgren Å och Lennartsson C. (2019). HUR MÅR STOCKHOLMARNA EFTER 65? Beskrivning av hälsa och levnadsvanor 2002—2018. Rapport 2019:3. Stiftelsen Stockholms läns Äldrecentrum
Kjellström, J., Holmin von Saenger, I., Jarl, E. L., & Modin, B. (2018). Technical report for the Teacher Survey with linkage to the Stockholm School Survey. Stockholm University.
Teaches medical students at KI and medical staff about how to interact with patients, their families and how to handle ethical dilemmas. Lecturer and seminarleader in educational settings both within and outside of KI.
I initiated and ran a collaboration project between ARC and Stockholm School of Photography resulting in a short documentary and the photo exhibition Who is "older" in Sweden today? Who is considered “old” today? – ARC (ki-su-arc.se)
Mentor for master student at Stockholm University during 2020/2021.