UCL Anthropology


Katrine Nohr

Katrine Nohr Jorgenson

UCL Email: katrine.nohr.14@ucl.ac.uk
Websites: www.maternalrights.blogspot.co.uk
Year of start: 2017
Supervisors: Prof Napier
Subject: Medical Anthropology
Fieldsite: Tanzania and United Kingdom

PhD Research

Maternal Health and Human Rights

This research explores the social construction of maternal health and claims to maternal health rights.  Some mothers have a great childbirth experience, while others experience disrespect and abuse. In my interviews with mothers in Tanzania and the United Kingdom we explore both positive and negative experiences of childbirth, the social construction of ‘the perfect childbirth,’ as well as mothers’ capabilities, opportunities and motivations to claiming maternal health rights. Ultimately this research calls for greater support of mothers in childbirth.

Research interests

Maternal health, human rights, maternal health rights, childbirth experiences, disrespect and abuse in childbirth.

Additional Information

  • Katrine Nohr has many years of experience working in the fields of development, health and human rights. She has worked for the Danish Embassy, Amnesty International, Integrity Action, MIssionFish, UNDP and Health Aid Plus.
  • Katrine Nohr has completed Master Degrees at Kings College London and the University of Oxford.