Search – University of Copenhagen

Forward this page to a friend Resize Print Bookmark and Share


Signild Vallgårda

Signild Vallgårda


Current research

Policies towards obesity and obese people from a power and an ethical perspective. Media representations of obesity and peopel with obesity. Social categories in health policy and epidemiology studied from a historical, conceptual and political perspective. 


Health policy analysis, health care systems, social inequalities in health, obesity policies, comparative studies, power analyses and public health ethics.

Primary fields of research

Health policy analysis


Selected publications

  1. E-pub ahead of print

    The Danish trans-fatty acids ban: alliances, mental maps and co-production of policies and research

    Vallgårda, S. 2 Feb 2017 In : Evidence and Policy.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  2. Published
  3. Published

    Ethics dilemmas of early detection of obesity

    Vallgårda, S. Aug 2016 In : Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 44, 6, p. 543-545 3 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewComment/debate

  4. Published

    English obesity policies: To govern and not to govern

    Vallgårda, S. Jun 2015 In : Health Policy. 119, 6, p. 743-748 6 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  5. Published

    Governing obesity policies from England, France, Germany and Scotland

    Vallgårda, S. Dec 2015 In : Social Science & Medicine. 147, p. 317-323 7 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  6. Published

    Backward- and forward-looking responsibility for obesity: policies from WHO, the EU and England

    Vallgårda, S., Nielsen, M. E. J., Hartlev, M. & Sandøe, P. 4 Apr 2015 In : European Journal of Public Health. 25, 5, p. 845-848 4 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  7. Published

    The Danish tax on saturated fat: why it did not survive

    Vallgårda, S., Holm, L. & Jensen, J. D. 2015 In : European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 69, p. 223–226 4 p., 0954-3007/14

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  8. Published


    Vallgårda, S., Diderichsen, F. & Jørgensen, T. 20 Jun 2014 1 ed. Munksgaard.

    Research output: EducationBook

  9. Published

    Sundhedspolitik: Teorier og analyser

    Vallgårda, S. 12 Aug 2013 1 ed. København: Munksgaard . 173 p.

    Research output: EducationBook

ID: 7357