Gunilla Elise Priebe

Senior Lecturer

School of Public Health and Community
Visiting address
Medicinaregatan 18A
41390 Göteborg
Postal address
40530 Göteborg

About Gunilla Elise Priebe

My research focuses on how health is affected by various social processes and phenomena. I am leading a project, funded by the Swedish Research Council, entitled The importance of the health system's organization, social cohesion and health literacy for women's health and human rights in Angola. I collaborate, in this and in two related PhD projects, with researchers at Universidade Católica de Angola, UGOT, Karolinska Institutet and Lisbon School of Business and Management. I am also a co-researcher in the EMBRACE project (Embracing diversity in vulnerability - a multilevel intersectional study of communities’ vulnerability and public health institutions’ capability to cope with COVID-19 and future pandemics), funded by FORTE, which is also a collaboration between researchers at UGOT and KI.

Previous research includes health promotion initiatives for refugees, insurance medicine, and methods for anchoring research and development processes in affected communities, e.g. how public health science and medical research through community participation can increase its relevance and science role as a progressive force for a more democratic, inclusive and just society.

My dissertation in Theory of Science was a critical policy analysis of international malaria research (presented here on the recognized web forum Malaria World).

In addition to research, I teach in our international global health master's program as well as in the public health program with a focus on equal health.