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Peter Korp

Senior Lecturer

Department of Food and Nutrition and Sport
Visiting address
Läroverksgatan 5
41120 Göteborg
Room number
Pedagogen C Insikten C2 13
Postal address
Box 300
40530 Göteborg

About Peter Korp

Peter Korp took a PhD in sociology at the University of Gothenburg 2002 with the thesis The promotion of health – a sociological study of the institutionalization of health promotion.

The thesis deals with health promotion as an idea and how that idea fleshed out in higher education and emerging profession, but also its contextual (ideological) framework. Peter's research has a discourse analytic focus and has primarily consisted of analyzes of ideology and practice related to the concept of health promotion. Between 2002 and 2005, Peter was responsible for a project in the Learn-IT, Health Promotion and IT, focussing on how the Internet's range of information and communication facilities can help strengthen people's ability to actively take control of their health. Peter has also devoted himself to critical examination of the concept of "healthy lifestyle." He is also interested in issues regarding obesity-stigma and the current discourses of obesity.


  • Korp, P. (2010). Problems of the Healthy Lifestyle Discourse, Sociology Compass, 4(9): 800-810.
  • Korp, P. (2009). Internet, empowerment och hälsofrämjande arbete, i Larsson, G. (red.) Organisation, teknik och lärande. Stockholm: Carlssons.
  • Korp, P. (2009). Sociologi: hälsans sociala villkor, i Andersson, I. & Ejlertsson, G. (red.) Folkhälsa som tvärvetenskap – möten mellan ämnen. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
  • Korp, P. (2008). The Symbolic Power of “Healthy Lifestyles”, Health Sociology Review, 17(2).
  • Korp, P. (2006). Health on the Internet: Implications for Health Promotion, Health Education Research, 21(1), 78-86.
  • Korp, P. (2006). Internet, hälsa och medikalisering, i Holmqvist, M. & Maravelias, C. (red.) Hälsans styrning av arbetet. Lund: Studentlitteratur
  • Korp, P. (2004). Hälsopromotion som tvärvetenskap, i Sunnemark, F. & Åberg, M. (red.) Tvärvetenskap – fält, perspektiv eller metod. Lund: Studentlitteratur
  • Korp, P. (2004). Hälsopromotion. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
  • Korp, P. (2002). Hälsopromotion - en sociologisk studie av hälsofrämjandets institutionalisering. Göteborg Studies in Sociology. Göteborg: Sociologiska institutionen.
  • Korp, P. (2000). Att arbeta med folkhälsa – från utbildning till yrkesverksamhet, Socialmedicinsk tidskrift, Årg. 77, häfte 2.