Mette Bech Risør
Forskningsenheden for Almen Praksis
Center for Sundhed og Samfund, Øster Farimagsgade
1014 København K
Mette Bech Risør is a social anthropologist with several years of experience within the field of medical anthropology. Her main research interests and research experience lie within the field of illness experience for different patient groups, healthcare seeking practices and clinical encounters in the context of health systems. Recently this has converged into a special interest in bodily sensations, sensorial anthropology and the configuration of symptoms and diagnoses; diagnostic trajectories of contested disorders, and health care-seeking practices as morally situated. She links this with an interest in health discourses mediating both medical practice and patienthood. Her research interests have been applied mainly in projects concerned with mainly chronic cancer patients and patients with medically unexplained symptoms.
Her research position at the University of Copenhagen is a 20 % position while she occupies a full research position at the General Practice Research Unit, UiT The Arctic University of Norway as a professor in medical anthropology.