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Signe Svallfors

Postdoctoral researcher

About me

Postdoctor in Global Sexual and Reproductive Health within the Global and Sexual Health research group at the Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institute. PhD in Sociological Demography from the Department of Sociology, Stockholm University.

Research description

My research focuses on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) including family planning, access to health care, gender norms, and gender-based violence. I am particularly interested in how these matters are shaped by the social context in which individuals live, primarily in terms of armed conflict and other crises.

My doctoral dissertation explored the impact of conflict on SRHR in Colombia. The thesis can be found here and has also been published as a Development Dissertation Brief by Expertbyrån för Biståndsanalys (EBA).