Helena Dahlberg

Helena Dahlberg, senior lecturer in qualitative methodology in health care sciences, Institute of Health and Care Sciences, University of Gothenburg

Helena Dahlberg is originally a philosopher with a PhD in history of ideas. Her dissertation What is flesh? The body and human being in the philosophy of Merleau-Ponty explores the phenomenology of the body and the concept of flesh in Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy. Her research focuses on mainly three areas: the phenomenology of the body and flesh; the lived body in illness and health as well as the development of qualitative methodology in empirical research. She is the co-author of Reflective Lifeworld Research and the editor of a forthcoming anthology on phenomenology in the health sciences and pedagogy in the Scandinavian countries. She is also a Feldenkrais practitioner, dancer and yoga teacher with profound knowledge in body awareness training.