Dr Saffron Karlsen

Personal Profile

Name: Saffron Karlsen Email: s.karlsen@ucl.ac.uk
Title: Dr Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7679 1731 (internal 41731)
Position: Senior Research Fellow Fax: +44 (0)20 7813 0242
Department: Epidemiology & Public Health, Div of Population Health Address: 1 - 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 7HB
Research Theme: Ageing and wellbeing, Child & adolescent health,Global Health, Mental Health, Population health, Other areas Web Page:  www.ucl.ac.uk/hssrg

Research & Teaching Profile

Research Interests: Ethnic and religious inequalities in health and socioeconomic position. The role of victimisation in the generation of ethnic and religious inequalities. Processes of ethnic identification and their relationship with other forms of social group awareness and exclusion. Similarities and differences in the parenting support needs of people with different ethnic backgrounds.

Research Description: My work explores the role of culture and racism in the development of forms of inequality and in the development and maintenance of ethnic identification and group affiliation. Recent collaborations have enabled comparisons with different ethnic groups in Europe, the US and New Zealand, which have shed light both on the international parallels in these patterns and also the variations produced by differences in the nature of people’s relationships with their country of residence and the other people within it. Recent work exploring differences in the circumstances and experiences of different ethnic/religious groups in Europe has highlighted important variations in the health and socioeconomic circumstances and experiences and attitudes of different religious groups in the UK and Europe and how this is intersected by considerations of ‘ethnicity’, migration and status.

UCL Collaborators: International Centre for Lifecourse Studies,Yvonne Kelly, Anne McMunn, Paola Zaninotto, Caroline Coupe, Rosalind Raine, Edlira Gjonca, Marilyn Roth, Jenny Mindell, Nicola Shelton, Andrew Steptoe, Michael Marmot, Tarani Chandola, Richard Watt, Laia Becares, Mai Stafford, Lydia Panico,Graham Hart, Makeda Gerrasu, Catherine Griffiths

External Collaborators
: James Nazroo at the University of Manchester, Jabeer Butt and Ronny Flynn at the Race Equality Foundation, Researchers at the WHO, Geneva, Carol Hogue at Emory University, US, Ricci Harris at Otago University, New Zealand, Martin Tobias at the Ministry of Health, New Zealand, Sangeeta Chattoo at the University of York, James Jackson and David Williams at the University of Michigan, Yin Paradies at the University of Melborne, Sarah Salway at the University of Sheffield. External members of the International Centre for Lifecourse Studies. Researchers at the Office for National Statistics

Conditions: Health inequalities

Methods: Questionnaire design, Development of complex weighting strategies, Multilevel statistical modelling, Longitudinal statistical analysis, Cross-sectional statistical analysis, Qualitative sampling and in-depth interviewing, Qualitative analysis

Keywords: Ethnicity, Religion, Health, Exclusion, Migration, Identity, Victimisation, Racism, Socioeconomic position, Class

Education Interests:
Issues related to understanding ethnic inequalities in health and social position.Qualitative research and analysis methods.

Education Description: Course organiser for the 'Ethnicity and Health' module on the MSc Society and Health. I am currently developing a number of sessions on qualitative research and analysis for students on the MSc's in Epidemiology, Society and Health and Dental Public Health in the department. I am supervising three PhD students, and am on the advisory group for another (two internal and two external to the department). I have been facilitating workshops with professionals involved in health and social services around recognising and the minimising the impact of victimisation on health, in collaboration with the Race Equality Foundation via local PCTs in England.


Publications list: Publications from the UCL research publications database.

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