Fellows 2021–2023

The SIGHT Fellows Programme promotes a global transformation for health by linking various disciplines and actors to the global health field, addressing complex planetary and human challenges, in low and lower-middle income countries.

The second cohort includes ten Fellows of seven nationalities (Nepal, Iran, India, Spain, UK, USA and Sweden) from six Swedish universities. They have begun their joint journey contributing to global health by interlinking their expertise on climate and environment, peace and conflict, and child health. The result will be interdisciplinary global health actions while connecting to global health actors, as they advance evidence-informed policy supporting the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Fellows get to build networks with global health actors from all sectors and understand their role and work, bridging collaboration between sectors and informing policy development. With training in intersectoral action, they learn how diverse sectors can intentionally shape new ways of collaborating and learning to transform situations and achieve shared goals.

They are also engaged in interdisciplinary global health projects, including scientific articles, and participate and run sessions at global health conferences, such as the Development Research Conference (DevRes) 2022 and the Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) 2023.

Fellows work in parallel as change agents, reviewing their university home institutions’ strategies and policies to address steps in facilitating interdisciplinary global health work on a larger scale within and between universities.

Fellows 2021–2023:

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Aida Bargués Tobella

Postdoc, Department of Forest Ecology and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Masoud Vaezghasemi

Senior research assistant, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University

Ferdinand Xiankeng Choong

Assistant Professor, AIMES, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet

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Meena Daivadanam

Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Uppsala University

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Kristi Sidney Annerstedt

Assistant Professor, Department Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet

Paul Egan

Associate Professor and researcher, Department of Plant Protection Biology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

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Johan Friberg

Assistant senior lecturer, Department of Physics, Lund University

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Karin Hugelius

Senior lecturer, School of Health Sciences, Örebro University

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Ashish K.C

Assistant Professor, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Uppsala University

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Ebba Malmqvist

Associate Professor, Department of Occupational and Evironmental Medicine, Lund University

By equipping Fellows with knowledge and networks they can exchange, learn and grow, to lead research with an impact

The Fellows Management Team:

Gabriella Hök

Programme Leader

Lars Åke Persson

Resarch Facilitator

Göran Tomson

Scientific Director

The Fellows Programme Commitee:

Mariam Claeson

Senior Project Leader, honorary doctor, KI

Max Petzold

Professor of Biostatistics, Head of School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Gothenburg

Johan Dahlstrand

Operations Manager, SIGHT

Harriet Wallberg

Professor of Physiology, Karolinska Institutet