Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


I am an anthropologist with in interest in health policy, particuarly at a global level. My research is on the World Health Organization from an ethnographic perspective.

I am also interested in HIV policy and reproductive health in Sweden, and have researched on violence again health workers.


About the research

In my research, I take an ethnographic approach to analysing health policy, particuarly at a global level. 

My current project focusses on Sweden's relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO). I have also carried out research on violence again health care in humanitarian crises. My PhD is in social anthropology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


Books (1)
Articles (13)
Conference contributions (3)
Newspaper articles (1)
Miscellaneous (3)

Research portal (Lund University)


Rachel Irwin

Division of Ethnology
Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

Contact information

E-mail rachel.irwinkultur.luse

Room C412

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

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