Chantelle Murley

Chantelle Murley

Affiliated to Research
Visiting address: Avd försäkringsmedicin, Karolinska Institutet, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: K8 Klinisk neurovetenskap, K8 Fm Friberg, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am afilliated to research in Emilie Friberg's research group. I am
    particularly interested in studying social protections among individuals with
    chronic disease as well as health economic questions on how best to use our
    limited resources to improve population health.
    My research is largely focused on the working life and income trajectories of
    people with MS as well as the societal costs of MS incurred from healthcare
    use and days off work. MS is a chronic and often progressive neurological
    disease characterised by heterogeneity and a wide range of physical and
    cognitive symptoms which can affect work capacity in numerous ways. People
    with MS may require sickness absence (SA) or disability pension (DP) benefits
    if they are unable to work because of their MS. Receiving SA or DP benefits
    are referred to as having work disability. Most of the research I have
    involved in concerns aspects of work disability among people in Sweden.
    Within MS research, I am particularly interested in the socioeconomic
    consequences of MS and research involving the early stages of MS (around the
    time of their MS diagnosis), where there is a key window of opportunity.

    * 2022: PhD in Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
    * "Work disability, economic situation, and societal costs of multiple
    sclerosis in Sweden"
    * My thesis is available here ( [1])
    and a plain language summary is available below.
    * 2017: Master's degree in Public Health Sciences (MSc), Health economics,
    policy and management, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
    * 2015: Bachelor of Laws LLB(hons), University of Auckland, New Zealand +
    an exchange semester at Stockholm University, Sweden (Autumn term 2014)
    * 2015: Bachelor of Health Sciences BHSc, University of Auckland, New


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  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2025

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2022
  • Degree Of Master Of Medical Science 120 Credits, Karolinska Institutet, 2017

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