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Support during your doctoral studies at the Department of Global Public Health

Being a doctoral student can be stressful and demanding. This page lists whom to contact at the department if you need support during your studies.

Issues with your work environment or employment

The Human Resources unit at the department can assist you if you need support or have questions regarding your employment or your work environment.

Harassment or bullying

Harassment or bullying has no place at work. If you have experienced or been the witness of harassment or bullying, you are always welcome to contact HR unit at the department. The HR unit can help you by being an intermediary when communicating with the person(s) concerned. They can also help you to get in touch with a psychologist.

Contact the HR unit at the department

Contact the HR unit at or visit us at Widerströmska huset on the third floor. Contact details to administrative staff at the Department of Global Public Health

Problems related to supervision

Should you experience problems related to supervision, try to speak to your supervisor. If that does not help, contact the director of doctoral education at GPH.

Contact the Doctoral Students’ Ombudsperson for support and advice

If you prefer to speak to someone outside the department, you can contact the Doctoral Students' Ombudsperson (DO). The Doctoral Students' Ombudsperson can assist and support doctoral students if a conflict has arisen with the department and also provide you with independent information about rules and regulations at doctoral studies at Karolinska Institutet.

The "ombudsperson" is employed by the Medical Students' Association in Stockholm (MF). The DO works under complete confidentiality, unless explicitly told otherwise by the doctoral student who seeks advice.

Doctoral student representatives at the department

The doctoral student representatives are at hand when you need to talk to a fellow doctoral student.

You are welcome to contact the representatives at the department, if you have any questions regarding your doctoral studies.

Current doctoral student representatives at the Department of Global Public Health