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Research areas

At the heart of my research is an interest in the diversity and diversification of medical knowledges and practices, and the interplay between health/llness, care practices and social differences, particularly gender.

Empirical interests

Healthcare practices, subjectivities and intersubjectivities
Medical pluralism and complementary and alternative medicine
Change processes, (health) social movements and public participation

Main theoretical interests

The body/ies and embodiment
Care and caring
Feminist/gender theories
Social movement theories
Narrative

Main methodological interests

Qualitative methodologies, especially ethnographic fieldwork, participant obervation and interview
Methodological creativity, e.g. through developing the use of visual methods in medical anthropology research
Interdisciplinary research

Current research

Livet med Multipel Sclerose: En anthropologisk undersøgelse af (egen)omsorg i hverdagslivet med sygdommen (Living with Multiple Sclerosis: an anthropological study of (self)care in everyday life with MS) 2018-2019

This study explores the ways in which people living with MS and their families and friends mobilise care practices to live a good life with MS.

Funded by Scleroseforeningen (Danish MS Society)

Completed research (selected)

Dialog og rådgivning om alternativ behandling til kræftpatienter (Dialogue and advice-giving about complementary and alternative medicine for cancer patients) (2016-2017).

A collaboration between Kræftens bekæmpelse (Danish Cancer Society), CESSCAM (SDU) and REHPA-Videncenter for Rehabilitering og Palliation (Region Syddanmark/SDU); funded by Sundhedsstyrelsen (Danish Health Authority)

Logics of Care: Men, Masculinities and Healthcare (2014-6)
This study examines men’s healthcare practices in Denmark. It explores how, why and when men of different backgrounds use different forms of healthcare, the meanings they ascribe to their healthcare practices, and whether different masculinities are implicated in different care repertoires.

The ‘Doctor as Drug’: Embodied and gendered competence in clinical encounters (2015)
This study explores how doctors in different medical settings perform competence in their interactions with patients; (with Helle Johannessen)

Evaluating personalized effects of energy healing as an individualized intervention (2013-2014), Centre for Cross-disciplinary Evaluation Studies in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Citizen's needs and attitudes to complementary and alternative medicine in Europe (2010-2012), CAMbrella)

Herbal healthcare and processes of change: An ethnographic study of women's practice and use of western herbal medicine in the UK (2004-2008)

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Research Output 2008 2019

Briefing Paper 2: Researching care practices in everyday life with Multiple Sclerosis

Nissen, N., 12. Jun 2019, 3 p. REHPA, Videncenter for Rehabilitering og Pallation.

Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationResearch

Open Access
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Hvis vi ikke passer på, får vi mere ulige sundhed

Nørgaard, B., Nissen, N. & Hoeck, B., 13. Mar 2019, Kristeligt Dagblad A/S.

Research output: Other contributionCommunication

Statuspapir 1, april 2019: Højdepunkter fra fokusgruppediskussioner

Nissen, N. & Lemche, J., 15. Apr 2019, 2 p. Online : REHPA, Videncenter for Rehabilitering og Pallation.

Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationCommunication

Open Access
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Statuspapir 2: Forskning af (egen)omsorg i hverdagslivet med multipel sclerose

Nissen, N., 12. Jun 2019, 3 p. REHPA, Videncenter for Rehabilitering og Pallation.

Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationResearch

Open Access
File

Statuspapir 3: Fortællinger om hjælpemidler i hverdagen med Multipel Sclerose

Nissen, N., 29. Aug 2019, 7 p. REHPA, Videncenter for Rehabilitering og Pallation.

Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationResearch

Open Access

Activities 2004 2019

Livet med multipel sclerose

Nina Nissen (Lecturer)
26. Jun 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Jinn, Health and the Muslim Body

Annabelle Böttcher (Organizer), Naveed Baig (Participant), Cecilie Lybeck Hutters (Participant), Maria Michaela Galsgaard Hansen (Participant), Birgit Krawietz (Participant), Christian Suhr (Participant), Andreas Gadeberg Nielsen (Participant), Abdelmunam Alnabhan (Participant), Morten Sodemann (Participant), Naveed Baiq (Participant), Nina Nissen (Participant)
17. May 2018

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses or seminars

The social dynamics of photo interviews: Reflections on performing masculinity and the 'materiality of explaining'

Nina Nissen (Speaker)
12. Apr 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsGuest lectures, external teaching and course activities at other universities

Men's healthcare practices and masculinities in Denmark

Nina Nissen (Speaker)
10. Apr 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsGuest lectures, external teaching and course activities at other universities

After Illness, Under Diagnosis

Nina Nissen (Participant)
2. Apr 20184. Apr 2018

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses or seminars