PhD Defence by Jacob Østergaard Madsen

PhD Defence by Jacob Østergaard Madsen

Jacob Østergaard Madsen defends his PhD Thesis: Underprivileged Citizens’ Use of Technology for Everyday Health Management - A Conceptualization of Underprivileged Citizens’ Engagement in Health-Related Occupation.


25.10.2017 kl. 13.00 - 16.00


PhD supervisors:

Professor mso. Anne Marie Kanstrup, Aalborg University.
Professor Staffan Josephsson, Karolinska Institutet (Assistant PhD supervisor)

PhD committee:

Associate Professor Kirsten Schultz Petersen, PhD (chair), Aalborg University.
Associate Professor Finn Olesen, PhD, Aarhus University.
Professor Gail Mountain, University of Sheffield.

About the thesis

In this doctoral thesis, Jacob Østergaard Madsen addresses the problem of inequality in health by focusing on how underprivileged citizens experience and manage health-related problems in their everyday lives. Particularly, he focuses on the citizen’s use of technology for engaging in health-related occupation.

Read more and download thesis


The defence is followed by a reception.

Everybody is welcome!


About Jacob Østergaard Madsen


Department of Communication and Psychology


Rendsburggade 14, 9000 Aalborg, Auditorium