Associate Professor

Rita Agdal

Field of work

Rita Agdal explores conditions for participation and co-creation in development and innovation processes. Participation is critical in community work and community development. Her current research is focused on strength-based approaches like Asset Based Community Development in health promotion and community development. 

With a background in medical anthropology, she works with the relationship between language, perception, and subjective experiences of health, as a condition for local knowledge and health behavior. The theoretical focus on embodiment and local knowledge is reflected in her work on conditions for change and development work with groups to promote well-being and health.

Agdal holds a PhD from the Institute of Public Health at the University of Southern Denmark and a Social Anthropology from the University of Bergen.

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