Background and activities


Jennifer is an anthropologist interested in the social and cultural factors influencing health and well-being. She completed her doctoral research in 2008 in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Here, she explored children's experiences of domestic violence through a community-based intervention program and life-story interviewing. Following this, Jennifer worked for 3 years as a Project Officer at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Geneva, Switzerland. Then she was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of General Practice at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG), part of an interdisciplinary team of scientists exploring screening and lifestyle modification to reduce long-term diabetes risks among women with gestational diabetes. Jennifer is currently a postdoctoral researcher at NTNU and project coordinator of a study led by Professor Berit Schei, "Evaluating interventions in antenatal care to identify and assist victims of gender-based violence in Nepal and Sri Lanka." The project collaboration includes researchers in Norway, Sweden, England, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The overall objective is to improve antenatal care services for pregnant women experiencing domestic violence in Nepal and Sri Lanka to reduce maternal and infant morbidity and mortality.


Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications


Part of book/report