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Silje Marie Meltvedt

I have a Master’s degree in medical anthropology from Aarhus University supplemented with a degree in journalism from the Danish School of Media and Journalism.

I have great interest in working with access to and delivery of healthcare services, both nationally and globally. I have worked with user studies in different contexts, e.g. in Ghana where I have conducted fieldwork on type 2 diabetes and social contagion.

As an anthropologist I work with development anchored in reality, in actual needs. I explore how people interact with one another and with the world surrounding them. More specifically, I explore people’s interactions face-to-face, but also how individuals interact with technology and through technology.

Using ethnographic methods and anthropological analysis, I look at what makes sense to the individual in specific situations. Insight into identified needs paves the way for development e.g. within health IT services, where it all comes down to improvement of user experiences.

  • Ethnographic field studies: conducting interviews and participant observation
  • Qualitative analysis and coding
  • Project management and project development at home and abroad
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Planning and facilitation of workshops
  • Disseminating research results
  • Teaching and communication
  • Anthropology
Specialist Anthropologist
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