Rachel Irwin

Researcher, Phd

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences
  • Ethnology
  • Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy


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.


I teach on the courses Introduction to Scandinavian Culture and Society and Cultural Perspectives on Health, Lifestyle and Medicine.  I also teach and supervise students on the Master's of Applied Cultural Analysis

Recent research outputs

Rachel Irwin, 2019 Feb, In : The Lancet. 393, 10171, p. e27-e28

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Rachel Irwin & Smith, R., 2019 Feb, In : Global Public Health. 14, 2, p. 161-174

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Herzig Van Wees, S., Målqvist, M. & Rachel Irwin, 2018 Nov 30, In : Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 3 p.

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