Amanda Cleeve

Amanda Cleeve

Assistant Professor
Visiting address: Forskningsmottagning WHO, QB84 Karolinska vägen 37 A, 17176 Stockholm
Postal address: K6 Kvinnors och barns hälsa, K6 NOGRH Gemzell Danielsson, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am an assistant professor in Global Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, a midwife and an abortion provider at Karolinska University Hospital. I have a masters degree in Global Health and my PhD thesis focused on access to and quality of post abortion care in Uganda, focusing on young women and topics such as task sharing, midwifery, reproductive agency and respectful care

    As a postdoctoral researcher I continued focusing on these topics in different settings, including Uganda where we have an ongoing trial, and began working more towards self-managed medical abortion. My current research lies mainly within the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights with a focus on improving access to and quality of abortion and contraception. For instance, I am the PI for a research project in Argentina focusing self-managed community-based abortion that we conduct together with CEDES and CREP in Argentina, the WHO, Geneva and RIVM in the Netherlands. In addition, I have a special interest in implementation science and have studied implementation processes relating to TM for medical abortion in Colombia and South Africa. I currently lead the process evaluation for the project QUALI-DEC ( in the department of Global Public Health. I use both quantitative and qualitative research methodology and have worked on numerous systematic reviews as a consultant for the WHO, Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research, and through my employment at KI.

    PhD, RNM, MSc


  • I regularly teach in the Midwifery program in the department of Womens and Childrens Health. I am the course leader for the course Maternal and Child Health within the Global Health masters program in the Department of Global Public Health, at Karolinska Institutet. I supervise master students in their thesis writing and PhD-students.


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  • Assistant Professor, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2029
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2019
  • Postgraduate Diploma In Midwifery, Karolinska Institutet, 2015
  • Degree Of Master Of Medical Science 60 Credits, Karolinska Institutet, 2012

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