Jane Brandt Sørensen

Jane Brandt Sørensen

Associate Professor

I am an Assistant Professor in the Global Health Section and since 2022, Vice Head of the Global Health Section. I have an academic background in Psychology (BA, Roskilde University, Denmark, 2006) and International Development (MA, New School, USA, 2010), and a PhD in Global Health from the Department of Public Health (University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2018).

Acknowledging the social determinants of mental health and structures making life difficult, my research is directed towards how we can make people thrive and make lives worth living. Using participatory, qualitative methods a key research area of mine is to explore why individuals self-harm and die to suicide – and how we can prevent it. My research is also focused on exploring the well-being of health care providers, especially their opportunities to thrive in their work life and thereby being able to provide appropriate care. 

I am currently involved in the following research projects:

I am course leader of the MSc Global Health course 'Global Health and Diseases - an Introduction and Major Challenges'. I have teaching responsibility within qualitative methods and theory, global mental health, de-colonization of Global Health, and pre-departure training. I supervise thesis work in my areas of expertise, and I currently supervise two PhD students.

Selected publications

  1. Published

    'We lost because of his drunkenness': The social processes linking alcohol use to self-harm in the context of daily life stress in marriages and intimate relationships in rural Sri Lanka.

    Sørensen, Jane Brandt, Agambodi, T., Sørensen, B. R., Siribaddana, S., Konradsen, Flemming & Vildekilde, Thilde, 2017, In: BMJ Global Health. 2, 9 p., e000462.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Online with suicidal ideation: How individuals communicate in and perceive a peer-to-peer mediated social media group

    Sørensen, Jane Brandt, Thomassen, J. L., Konradsen, Flemming, Meyrowitsch, Dan Wolf, Vildekilde, Thilde, Karstad, Oscar Milsted, Ploug, T. & Kingod, N. R., 2023, In: Mental Health and Prevention. 32, 23 p., 200303.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. E-pub ahead of print

    Ethical dilemmas in conducting qualitative, public health research on social media: using a study on Facebook as a case

    Sørensen, Jane Brandt, Thomassen, J. L., Meyrowitsch, Dan Wolf, Rosewood, N., Konradsen, Flemming & Ploug, T., 2024, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleCommunication

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