Isabelle von Saenger

Isabelle von Saenger

Phd Student
Telephone: +46852485842
Visiting address: Tomtebodavägen 18 A, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: H1 Neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle, H1 ARC Socialgerontologi Lennartsson, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a PhD student at Karolinska Institutet and a member of the social
    gerontology group at Aging Research Center (ARC). I have a master's degree in
    Public Health from Stockholm University (former CHESS) with a focus on
    inequality in health and a BA in Sociology from Stockholm University.
    The overall aim of my doctoral work is to increase the knowledge and
    understanding of the family’s role as a provider of cash and care over the
    life-course and how these transfers influence gender and socioeconomic
    inequalities within and across generations.
    I'm affiliated to the National Graduate School on Ageing and Health - SWEAH


  • The master thesis [1] explored the role of perceived teacher support on
    student health and whether schools' student composition and gender made a
    difference in this relationship.
    The bachelor thesis [2] focused on differences in health among swedish and
    foreignborn based on socioeconomic factors, social network and family
  • *
    Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Swedish adults aged 77 years and older:
    Age differences in lifestyle changes [3]. Augustsson, E., *von Saenger, I.*,
    Agahi, N., Kåreholt, I., Ericsson, M. /Scandinavian Journal of Public
    Health/. (2023).
    Will your child take care of you in your old age? Unequal caregiving
    received by older parents from adult children in Sweden. [4]
    *von Saenger, I*., Dahlberg, L., Augustsson, E. /et al./ /Eur J
    Ageing/ *20*, 8 (2023).
    HUR MÅR STOCKHOLMARNA EFTER 65? Beskrivning av hälsa och levnadsvanor
    2002—2018 [5].
    Nilsen C, Agahi N, * von Saenger I*, Österman J, Hedberg Rundgren Å och
    Lennartsson C. (2019). Rapport 2019:3. Stiftelsen Stockholms läns
    Technical report for the Teacher Survey with linkage to the Stockholm School
    Kjellström, J., *Holmin von Saenger, I*., Jarl, E. L., &
  • Modin, B. (2018).
    Stockholm University.


  • Pedagogical activities include supervising and mentoring master students,
    teaching medical students and staff at KI how to interact with patients,
    their families and how to handle ethical dilemmas as well as lecturing and
    being a seminarleader in educational settings both within and outside of
    I initiated and ran a collaboration project between ARC and Stockholm School
    of Photography resulting in a short documentary and the photo exhibition
    /Who is "older" in Sweden today/? Who is considered “old” today? – ARC
    ( [1]
    Moreover, I was a student representative in KI's group for a new pedagogical
    plan according to Strategi 2030.

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