Kari Solbrække

Her main research interest are sociological issues of health and illness, gender theorising, (bio)medicalization, critical narrative approaches in health sciences and medicine as well as working life research. Her work is characterized by broadness in the fields she has studied, including social experiences of chronic illness and rehabilitation, gender and illness, multiculturalism in somatic hospitals as well as studies on the gendered training and social integration of health professionals such as nurses and physiotherapists.

Publications (selected):

Solbrække, Kari Nyheim & Bondevik, Hilde (2015). Absent organs – Present selves: Exploring embodiment and gender identity in young Norwegian women's accounts of hysterectomy. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being.  ISSN 1748-2623.  10 . doi: http://www.ijqhw.net

Dahl-Michelsen, Tone & Solbrække, Kari Nyheim (2014). When bodies matters: significance of the body in gender constructions in physiotherapy education. Gender and Education.  ISSN 0954-0253.  26(6), s 672- 687 . doi: 10.1080/09540253.2014.946475

Solbrække, Kari Nyheim; Solvoll, Betty-Ann & Heggen, Kristin (2013). Reframing the field of gender and nursing education. Gender and Education.  ISSN 0954-0253.  25(5), s 640- 653 . doi: 10.1080/09540253.2013.819969