Jane Brandt Sørensen

Jane Brandt Sørensen

Assistant Professor

I am an Assistant Professor in the Global Health Section and since 2022, Deputy Head of the Global Health Section. I have an academic background in Psychology (BA, Roskilde University, Denmark, 2006) and International Development (MA, New School, USA, 2010), and a PhD in Global Health from the Department of Public Health (University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2018).

My research is focused on two main areas: (i) Individuals’ opportunities for well-being and living healthy lives at the community-level and (ii) health providers’ opportunities to provide appropriate care. I primarily make use of qualitative and participatory methods and I am interested in developing appropriate qualitative tools to evaluate complex interventions. Especially, I focus on the promotion of mental well-being, the prevention of self-harm and suicide, maternal (mental) health, the harmful use of alcohol and the role the media plays in health research.

I am currently involved in the following research projects:

I am course leader of the MSc Global Health course Global Health and Diseases. I have teaching responsibility within qualitative methods and theory, global mental health, de-colonization of Global Health, and pre-departure training. I supervise thesis work in my areas of expertise, and I currently supervise four PhD students.

Selected publications

  1. Published

    'We lost because of his drunkenness': The social processes linking alcohol use to self-harm in the context of daily life stress in marriages and intimate relationships in rural Sri Lanka.

    Sørensen, Jane Brandt, Agambodi, T., Sørensen, B. R., Siribaddana, S., Konradsen, Flemming & Vildekilde, Thilde, 2017, In: BMJ Global Health. 2, 9 p., e000462.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  2. Published

    Scaling up Locally Adapted Clinical Practice Guidelines for Improving Childbirth Care in Tanzania: A Protocol for Programme Theory and Qualitative Methods of the PartoMa Scale-up Study

    Sørensen, Jane Brandt, Housseine, Natasha, Maaloe, Nanna, Bygbjerg, Ib Christian, Tersbøl, Britt Pinkowski, Konradsen, Flemming, Dmello, B. S., Akker, T. V. D., Roosmalen, J. V., Mookherji, S., Siaity, E., Osaki, H., Khamis, R. S., Kujabi, M. L., John, T. W., Meyrowitsch, Dan Wolf, Mbekenga, C., Skovdal, Morten & Kidanto, H. L., 2022, In: Global Health Action. 15, 1, 12 p., 2034136.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

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