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Signild Vallgårda

Signild Vallgårda

Professor

Current research

Policies towards obesity and obese people from a power and an ethical perspective. Media representations of obesity and peopel with obesity. Social categories in health policy and epidemiology studied from a historical, conceptual and political perspective. 

Teaching

Health policy analysis, health care systems, social inequalities in health, obesity policies, comparative studies, power analyses and public health ethics.

Primary fields of research

Health policy analysis

 

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Childhood obesity policies - mighty concerns, meek reactions

    Vallgårda, S. Mar 2018 In : Obesity Reviews. 19, 3, p. 295 301 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    The Danish trans-fatty acids ban: alliances, mental maps and co-production of policies and research

    Vallgårda, S. May 2018 In : Evidence and Policy. 14, 2, p. 221-234 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Should Europe follow the US and declare obesity a disease?: A discussion of the so-called utilitarian argument

    Vallgårda, S., Nielsen, M. E. J., Hansen, A. K. K., Ó Cathaoir, K. E., Hartlev, M., Holm, L., Christensen, B. J., Jensen, J. D., Sørensen, T. I. A. & Sandøe, P. 2017 In : European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 71, p. 1263–1267 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReviewResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Ethics dilemmas of early detection of obesity

    Vallgårda, S. Aug 2016 In : Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 44, 6, p. 543-545 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debateResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    English obesity policies: To govern and not to govern

    Vallgårda, S. Jun 2015 In : Health Policy. 119, 6, p. 743-748 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  6. Published

    Governing obesity policies from England, France, Germany and Scotland

    Vallgårda, S. Dec 2015 In : Social Science & Medicine. 147, p. 317-323 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  7. Published

    Backward- and forward-looking responsibility for obesity: policies from WHO, the EU and England

    Vallgårda, S., Nielsen, M. E. J., Hartlev, M. & Sandøe, P. 4 Apr 2015 In : European Journal of Public Health. 25, 5, p. 845-848 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  8. Published

    The Danish tax on saturated fat: why it did not survive

    Vallgårda, S., Holm, L. & Jensen, J. D. 2015 In : European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 69, p. 223–226 4 p., 0954-3007/14

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  9. Published

    Sygdomsforebyggelse

    Vallgårda, S., Diderichsen, F. & Jørgensen, T. 20 Jun 2014 1 ed. Munksgaard .

    Research output: Book/ReportBookEducation

  10. Published

    Sundhedspolitik: Teorier og analyser

    Vallgårda, S. 12 Aug 2013 1 ed. København: Munksgaard . 173 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookEducation

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