Amy Clotworthy

Amy Clotworthy


I have a Ph.D. in Ethnology and a Master’s degree (cand.mag.) in Applied Cultural Analysis, both from the University of Copenhagen. I am interested in investigating how people create relationships with new technologies and digital processes, and how this may influence health practices. 

My past research has focused on conducting qualitative studies of health systems, public-health policies, medical education and training, and the socio-cultural implications of health practices. In particular, I have specialised in studying the relationship between citizens, health professionals, and politicians in everyday life to elucidate how governments, the healthcare sector, and municipal authorities can better coordinate services and programmes.

From this work, I have gained extensive experience with the design and implementation of ethnographic fieldwork projects and analyses focusing on people’s experiences of ageing in relation to national and municipal social, health, and eldercare policies, particularly home-based health initiatives such as 'reablement' programmes.

I have strong interdisciplinary and international networks from my longstanding collaborations with the Center for Healthy Aging (CEHA), the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and the World Health Organization (WHO) Europe. I am also an active member of several professional associations and academic networks, both in Denmark and internationally.

Originally from the US, where I worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., before developing a career in publishing and corporate communications, I have lived in Denmark since 2008.

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