Associate Professor

Graziella Van den Bergh

Field of work

My academic interests are in the field of global health, rehabilitation, health promotion, reproductive health, universal access to heath services, social inequality, and gender, age and other social determinants of health. I hold a PhD in Social anthropology (critical medical anthropology), a MPhil in Health promotion and a BSc in physiotherapy. I have clinical experience from Belgium, Tanzania and Norway, and I have taught and done research in Norway, Tanzania and Sudan. I mostly apply qualitative research approaches but I have also supervised mixed methods projects.

I am employed at the Dept. for Health and Functioning, Section for Global Health and Rehabilitation, where I have developed three new courses for the online international Master in Healthy Ageing and Rehabilitation. I am also part of the BSc & MSc in Physiotherapy sections where I am international exchange coordinator for clinical placements in Africa.

I am actively pursuing international research- and educational project collaboration with African partners and beyond.

I lead the HVL research group in "Rehabilitation and Health Promotion" where several of the researchers have international research projects.

Courses taught
  • Global health
  • Social sciences (social anthropology & sociology)
  • Philosophy of science and research methodology & methods
  • Health promotion
  • Rehabilitation
  • Reproductive health/ women's health
  • Ageing and Health
Research areas
  • Global health
  • Re/habilitation
  • Health promotion
  • Health services and -systems research
  • Ageing and health
  • Gender and health
  • Reproductive health
Research groups
  • Rehabilitation and Health Promotion, HVL
  • Reproductive Health and Health Promotion, HVL
  • Global Health Anthropology, UiB