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Dr Doris Bohman

Past Visitor

International co-ordinator, School of Health Science, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden


School of Health Science

Blekinge Institute of Technology

37179 Karlskrona







Dr. Bohman is the international co-ordinator of the School of Health Science at the Blekinge Institute of Technology. She obtained a PhD in Gerontological Nursing from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden in 2008 with a dissertation: Elderly South Africans in transition – the daily life circumstances, beliefs concerning health and illness and the influences on caring and family structure. She also holds the qualification of Registered Nurse Teacher from the Lund University Sweden which followed on her qualification as Registered Nurse in Stockholm in 1978.


Key research/capacity building interests


Research Interests

  • Storytelling as a tool to illuminate older people’s relation to health and illness and the cultural bounded knowledge of African Traditional Medicine
  • Digital storytelling as a pedagogical tool for transmitting the cultural bounded knowledge related to health and illness
  • The influence of transition in old age
  • Intergenerational relations

 Capacity Building Interests

  • Qualitative research training

Key methodological skills

  • Qualitative methodology, ethnography, interpretative phenomenology

Current/planned research

  • Storytelling / Digital storytelling in old age – Botswana, South Africa and Europe

Current engagement in capacity building


·         Planned research courses in qualitative research methodology in collaboration with the School of Nursing, University of Botswana

Links to publicly accessible reports; academic publications available on request.