Research students

Susanna Barrineau

Rejina Gurung
Rejina Gurung is a nurse-midwife with a Master's in Nursing from Nepal. In 2021, she has started PhD with the project "Co-creating an Intervention to Improve Respectful Maternity Care and Reduce Perinatal Mental Disorder in Bharatpur, Nepalthrough inter-disciplinary approach. Rejina also belongs to Womher research school. She is part of implementation projects in Nepal with focus areas on child disability and early childhood education.

Antti Kukka
Antti Kukka is a pediatrician at Gävle Hospital. His research is focused on reducing perinatal complications and improving the identification of children at risk of cerebral palsy in low- and middle-income settings.

Per Kåks
Per Kåks is a medical doctor conducting PhD studies on migration and equitable child health in Sweden. His research specifically concerns how disparities in health and welfare service use in Sweden can be bridged by contextualizing and implementing a maternal support intervention developed in South Africa.

Doris Kwesiga
Doris Kwesiga has a Master’s degree in Health Services Research from Makerere University, Uganda. In 2018, Doris started a PhD project under a double degree arrangement between Uppsala University (Department of Women’s and Children’s Health) and Makerere University. She is exploring the enablers and barriers to reporting of pregnancy and adverse pregnancy outcomes during population and health surveys in multi-country contexts. 

Nguyen Thanh Luong
Luong Nguyen obtained his bachelor degree in Public Health in Vietnam and Master's degree in One Health in Belgium. His research interests focus on the use of integrative approaches such as One Health in the analysis of the link between human-animal-environment interface, targeting disease surveillance and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). In Luong’s PhD study, he is applying framework from Sustainability Science to explore the contribution of SDGs agenda to address distal drivers of AMR.

Abubakr Mohamed

Johanna Sjömar
Johanna Sjömar is a pediatric nurse and has a Master's degree in Public Health. She works clinically at the Children´s Hospital and as a lecturer in the nursing programme. Johanna is conducting research studies about experiences of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) in Bangladesh, in collaboration with iccdr,b.