Martina E. Gustavsson

Martina E. Gustavsson

Phd Student
Visiting address: Widerströmska huset, Tomtebodavägen 18 A, Plan 4, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: K9 Global folkhälsa, K9 GPH von Schreeb, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a PhD-student and reg. nurse with a master in Global Health from Karolinska Institutet. My master thesis focused on reintegration & coping
    strategies among former girl soldiers in Northern Uganda. I have worked with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Sierra Leone, South Sudan, DRC and Haiti. In DRC I was involved in the response to the Ebola-outbreak. I have also worked with an Emergency Medical Team in Addis Abeba at a COVID-field hospital. I have clinical experience from the Primary healthcare, inpatient care and coordination of gynecological day-surgery.
    I am currently doing my PhD in the research group Global Disatser Medicine - Health Needs and Response.

    * Master’s degree, Global Health, Karolinska Institutet
    * Course, Global Development, Södertörns Högskola
    * Course, Peace and conflict studies, Linnéuniversitetet
    * Bachelor degree, Nursing, Linnéuniversitetet


  • I am doing my PhD on Ethical challenges and moral (di)stress among health care workers in disaster like settings. The aim is to better understand what determinants are crucial to moral stress and moral distress and how that can affect health care workers in extreme situations such as disasters. The PhD is a collaboration with National Centre for Disaster Psychiatry at Uppsala University and the Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME) at KI and is funded by the National Board of Health and Welfare.


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  • Phd Student, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2020-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Master Of Medical Science 60 Credits, Karolinska Institutet, 2011

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