New CFI member: Ane Kathrine Lolholm Gammelby

PhD Fellow Ane Kathrine Lolholm Gammelby from School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, is now a member of CFI.

2014.03.18 | Janne Nielsen

Ane Kathrine Lolholm Gammelby's PhD project is a phenomenological study of citizens’ use of social media in relation to health. For many citizens who suffer from chronic diseases, social networks online (such as Facebook groups) play a significant role in everyday life, as they serve as gushing sources for disease-specific information and social support. In her research, she studies how this phenomenon of online co-creation of health transforms patient culture, patient identity and patient agency; what are the impacts of this social media use when it comes to the experience of patient empowerment; and can we methodologically approach questions of experience in digital contexts?

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