Jill Trenholm

Short presentation

I received my PhD (IMCH) in Sept 2013 studying war rape in Democratic Republic of Congo. I am a researcher/lecturer working with gender and health, interpersonal violence and lately on projects about bullying in Sri Lankan universities and Fathers' care and nutrition of children in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia . I teach qualitative research methods (intro to advanced) as well as topics concerning gender and theory. I am a trained Gestalt therapist and have a practice in Uppsala. (www.sacred-space.se)


  • africa
  • armed conflict
  • gender and health
  • gender and nutrition
  • gender based violence
  • gestalt therapy
  • qualitative methods
  • qualitative research
  • reproductive health
  • • social theory and social change


Jill is a Canadian registered nurse who has worked for many years predominantly in hospital-based trauma units and spent a couple of years at a clinic for sexual/domestic violence in Canada. She holds a BA with a focus on Peace and Conflict studies from Waterloo University in Canada and a Masters of Science in International Health from Uppsala University. She has recently (in Sept 2013) sucessfully defended her doctorate thesis which investigated the phenomena of war rape in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. She is associated with the Centre for Gender Research and the International Maternal and Child Health unit of Women's and Children's Health located within the medical faculty at Uppsala University. She was a lecturer at IMCH in the Global health masters program for 3 years and coordinates the Qualitative Discussion Group. Her lecture topics include Qualitative Methods (Introduction, Basic and Advanced) Gender, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights and War rape. Her current research interests include qualitative methods, masculinities, indigenous healing, sexual violence, intersectionality and gendered nutrition.


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