Camilla Lawaetz Wimmelmann

Visiting Scholar

Section of Health Services Research, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen
University of Copenhagen
CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies
Affiliation period: September 2015 - December 2015
Advisor(s)Signaled Vallgårda and Anja Marie Bornø Jensen, University of Copenhagen
Degrees M.Sc. Public Health Science :: University of Copenhagen (2013)
B.Sc. Public Health Science :: University of Copenhagen (2010)

Research Areas

In my Ph.D-project, I investigate how the Danish national health promotion policy is enacted in the local Danish Municipalities. The health promotion policy, called “Health Promotion Packages”, is developed by the Danish Health and Medicine Authority (DHMA) and is state-of-the-art within health promotion policies in Denmark.

While at Berkeley, I will focus my attention on the aspects of (in)visibility in the relation between science/expertise, regulation and policy work. Partly inspired by symbolic interactionism and the hereto related notions of invisibility and invisible work, I will focus on how translations of evidence based policies become significant in the enactments of the policies and simultaneously produce acts of (in)visibility at several levels. My plan is to work on analysis of my empirical data and write an article on the “The invisibility of policy work”.

I am currently trying to engage myself in the field. And I am wondering if Goffman’s concept of ‘staging’ could be of relevance– but I would really like to receive any inspirational ideas and discuss with those of you who are (more) experienced in this field.

Research key words: Public Health Promotion, Public Health Policy, Policy Translation and Enactment, Qualitative Methods

last updated: September 20th, 2016