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Gunilla Priebe

Senior lecturer

Gunilla Priebe
Senior lecturer
+46 31 786 6864

Postal Address: Box 453, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Arvid Wallgrens backe 2A, hus 7, plan 3 , 41346 Göteborg

Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Institute of Medicine (More Information)
Box 414
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Medicinaregatan 16 , 413 90 Göteborg

About Gunilla Priebe

Three concepts summarize my current research profile: health promotion, health literacy and migration. I lead the new project Health Promotive Interventions for Refugees (HIRE), a project that focuses on health promotion for asylum seekers and immigrants in Sweden. In addition to evaluating interventions, the project includes method development as existing instruments are validated in relation to study populations with different first languages and experiences in life, e.g. varying migration experiences. We also develop a model for how former asylum seekers can be trained in research ethics in order to participate in recruitment to the study and in supporting illiterate respondents when answering questionnaires. In addition, I am involved in two sub-projects within The New Ways research programme. One focuses on the cooperation between physicians and other actors involved in the sickness absence process, the other on developing a web-based tool for prevention of long term sickness absence.

Previous research areas have also touched on theories and methods regarding participatory research and development processes, e.g. theory development regarding concepts of scientific quality, especially in relation to how public health and medical research through community based participation can function as a progressive force on the road towards a more democratic, inclusive and equitable society. In my doctoral thesis I specifically investigated this topic in relation to international malaria research and the results indicated that academic criteria (internal validity) for quality supersede factual generalizability and practical relevance (external validity). Positivist epistemological dogmas of universalism and mechanistic objectivity govern scientific knowledge production in spite of recurrent calls for the appreciation of local needs, variations and specificities. As a result international malaria research has prioritized topics of academic interest, over topics of interest to decision and policy makers, medical staff and the population in malaria endemic areas. In the thesis it is emphasized that reserachers, funding agencies and science policy actors need to reflect over what this means - both for communities in need of high quality and innovative health interventions as well as for the legitimacy of science.
For an e-interview at the well-recognized digital network Malaria World see:

I am also chairperson for the Institute of medicin's Committee for Education and Director of Studies for the Master's programme in global health, Master's programme in public health with health economics and EPSO-courses in the Medical programme.

Latest publications

Physiological and psychosocial stressors among hemodialysis patients in the Buea Regional Hospital, Cameroon
Odette Dorcas Manigoue Tchape, Youth Brittany Tchapoga, Catherine Atuhaire, Gunilla Priebe, Samuel Nambile Cumber
PanAfrican Medical Journal, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Arts and health
Gunilla Priebe, Morten Sager
Culture and health: a wider horizon / Ola Sigurdson (ed.) ; translation: Rosemary Nordström, Göteborg, Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion, University of Gothenburg, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

Hungerstrejkande palestinier vill ha ett liv nu
Edda Manga, Gunilla Priebe
Feministiskt perspektiv, Magazine article 2014
Magazine article

Konst och hälsa
Gunilla Priebe, Morten Sager
Kultur och hälsa - ett vidgat perspektiv, Göteborg, LIR.SKRIFTER.VARIA, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Centrala universitetsvärden hotas av bolagiseringsidén
Roland Arnrup, Victoria Fareld, Johan Fornäs, Sylva Frisk, Gunlög Fur et al.
Dagens Nyheter, Newspaper article 2013
Newspaper article

Den vetenskapliga kunskapens möjligheter och begränsningar - grundläggande vetenskapsteori
Gunilla Priebe, Catharina Landström
Vetenskaplig teori och metod : från idé till examination inom omvårdnad / redaktör: Maria Henricson, Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book

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Heterogeneous Localities in Malaria Research: The Multilateral Initiative on Malaria and the Africanization of Knowledge
Gunilla Priebe, Conference paper 2009
Conference paper


The Multilateral Initiative on Malaria – the Effects of Africa on Actor-Network-Theory
Gunilla Priebe, Conference contribution 2008
Conference contribution


The Multilateral Initiative on Malaria - malariaforskningens cirkulatoriska system
Gunilla Priebe
Göteborg, Göteborg University, Licentiate thesis 2007
Licentiate thesis


Artemisia: om en översättning och dess effekter
Gunilla Priebe
Bragesjö, Fredrik (ed.) Vetenskapsteoretiska perspektiv: magisteruppsatser, Theory of Science Series, blue no 205, ISSN 1650-6499, Department for History of Ideas and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, pp. 43-76, Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Magazine article 2004
Magazine article


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