Skovdal, Morten


Dr Morten Skovdal  

Department

Position held

Department of Social Psychology

Research Associate

Non LSE positions held

Department

Position held

Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen

Associate Professor

Experience keywords:

masculinity; Zimbabwe; education; caregiving children; childhood; stigma; young carers; cash transfer; community; orphans; antiretroviral therapy; HIV/AIDS; gender; Kenya; social rotection; Africa

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My research interests include orphaned and caregiving children, AIDS-related stigma, adherence to ARVs, community mobilisation, microfinance and cash transfer programmes, children's coping and resilience, participatory research methods and Africa. My interest in children affected by AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa is shaped by their extraordinary coping strategies and ability to negotiate access to support from their communities. The focus of my work tends to be on local realities vis-a-vis global responses to health and well-being in Africa.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

HealthcarePolicy and Regulatory Bodies

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Zimbabwe; Kenya; Africa

Languages:

Danish [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; German [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]

Media experience:

Has written for mainstream press

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7701

Alt email:

m.skovdal@gmail.com

Publications

LSE Research Online, Funnelback Search

2014

Andersen, Louise and Nyamukapa, Constance and Gregson, Simon and Pufall, Erica and Mandanhire, Claudius and Mutsikiwa, Alice and Gawa, Ralph and Skovdal, Morten and Campbell, Catherine (2014) The role of schools in supporting children affected by HIV: stakeholder report 2014 Biomedical Research and Training Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Campbell, Catherine and Andersen, Louise Buhl and Mutsikiwa, Alice and Madanhire, Claudius and Skovdal, Morten and Nyamukapa, Constance and Gregson, Simon (2014) Children’s representations of school support for HIV-affected peers in rural Zimbabwe BMC Public Health, 14 (1). 402. ISSN 1471-2458

Campbell, Catherine and Andersen, Louise and Mutsikiwa, Alice and Madanhire, Claudius and Skovdal, Morten and Nyamukapa, Constance and Gregson, Simon (2014) Re-thinking children’s agency in extreme hardship: Zimbabwean children’s draw-and-write about their HIV-affected peers Health & Place. ISSN 1353-8292

Campbell, Catherine and Andersen, Louise Buhl and Mutsikiwa, Alice and Pufall, Erica and Skovdal, Morten and Madanhire, Claudius and Nyamukapa, Connie and Gregson, Simon (2014) Factors shaping the HIV-competence of two primary schools in rural Zimbabwe International Journal of Educational Development, online. ISSN 0738-0593

Belton, Sara and Skovdal, Morten (2014) ‘Getting to zero’: the policy role of social determinants of health as they relate to children and youth living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa Children and Youth Services Review, 45. 160-163. ISSN 0190-7409

Skovdal, Morten and Belton, Sara (2014) The social determinants of health as they relate to children and youth growing up with HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa Children and Youth Services Review, 45. 1-8. ISSN 0190-7409

Campbell, Catherine and Andersen, Louise Buhl and Mutsikiwa, Alice and Madanhire, Claudius and Skovdal, Morten and Nyamukapa, Constance and Gregson, Simon (2014) Children’s representations of school support for HIV-affected peers in rural Zimbabwe BMC Public Health, 14 (1). ISSN 1471-2458

2013

Skovdal, Morton and Webale, Albert and Mwasiaji, Winnie and Tomkins, Andrew (2013) The impact of community-based capital cash transfers on orphan schooling in Kenya Development in Practice, 23 (7). 934-943. ISSN 0961-4524

Campbell, Eleanor and Skovdal, Morten and Campbell, Catherine (2013) Ethiopian students’ relationship with their environment: implications for environmental and climate adaptation programmes Children's Geographies, 11 (4). 436-460. ISSN 1473-3285

Baatiema, Leonard and Skovdal, Morten and Rifkin, Susan and Campbell, Catherine (2013) Assessing participation in a community-based health planning and services programme in Ghana BMC Health Services Research, 13 (1). 233. ISSN 1472-6963

Skovdal, M. and Campbell, C. and Onyango, V. (2013) Supporting 'young carers' in Kenya: from policy paralysis to action Childcare in Practice, 19 (4). 318-339. ISSN 1357-5279

Scott, Kerry and Campbell, Catherine and Skovdal, Morten and Madanhire, Claudius and Nyamukapa, Constance and Gregson, Simon (2013) What can companies do to support HIV-positive workers? Recommendations for medium and large sized African workplaces International Journal of Workplace Health Management, 6 (3). 174-188. ISSN 1753-8351

Skovdal, Morten and Magutshwa-Zitha, Sitholubuhle and Campbell, Catherine and Nyamukapa, Constance and Gregson, Simon (2013) Children's role in the community response to HIV in Zimbabwe Journal of the International AIDS Society, 16. 18468. ISSN 1758-2652

Skovdal, Morten and Campbell, Catherine (2013) Public engagement and policymaking for caregiving children of the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa In: Smith, Raymond A. , (ed.) Global HIV/AIDS Politics, Policy and Activism: Persistent Challenges and Emerging Issues. Praeger, New York, USA, 107-130. ISBN 9780313399459

Scott, Kerry and Cambell, Catherine and Skovdal, Morten and Madanhire, Claudius and Nyamukapa, Constance A and Gregson, Simon (2013) What can companies do to support HIV-positive workers? Recommendations for medium- and large-sized African workplaces International Journal of Workplace Health Management, 6 (3). 174-188. ISSN 1753-8351

Campbell, Catherine and Nhamo, Mercy and Scott, Kerry and Madanhire, Claudius and Nyamukapa, Constance and Skovdal, Morten and Gregson, Simon (2013) The role of community conversations in facilitating local HIV competence: case study from rural Zimbabwe BMC Public Health, 13 (1). 354. ISSN 1471-2458

Skovdal, Morten and Magutshwa-Zitha, Sitholubuhle and Campbell, Catherine and Nyamukapa, Constance and Gregson, Simon (2013) Community groups as ‘critical enablers’ of the HIV response in Zimbabwe BMC Health Services Research, 13 (1). 195. ISSN 1472-6963

Skovdal, Morten and Magutshwa-Zitha, Sitholubuhle and Campbell, Catherine and Nyamukapa, Constance and Gregson, Simon (2013) Community groups as 'critical enablers' of the HIV response in Zimbabwe BMC Health Services Research, 13 (1). 195. ISSN 1472-6963

Skovdal, Morten and Robertson, Laura and Mushati, Phyllis and Dumba, Lovemore and Sherr, Lorraine and Nyamukapa, Constance and Gregson, Simon (2013) Acceptability of conditions in a community-led cash transfer programme for orphaned and vulnerable children in Zimbabwe Health Policy and Planning. 1-9. ISSN 0268-1080

Gregson, S. and Nyamukapa, C. and Schumacher, C. and Magutshwa-Zitha, S. and Skovdal, M. and Yeyeke, R. and Sherr, L. and Campbell, C. (2013) Evidence for a contribution of the community response to HIV decline in eastern Zimbabwe? AIDS Care, 25 (S1). 88-96. ISSN 0954-0121

2012

Campbell, Catherine and Cornish, Flora and Skovdal, Morten (2012) Using scale to think about HIV/AIDS interventions: local and global dimensions - special issue, edited by Catherine Campbell, Flora Cornish and Morten Skovdal Health and Place, 18 (3). 447-694. ISSN 1353-8292

Skovdal, Morten (2012) Book review: towards a social psychology of aid Journal of Health Psychology, 17 (3). 459-461. ISSN 1359-1053

Campbell, Catherine and Skovdal, Morten and Mupambireyi, Zivai and Madanhire, Claudius and Nyamukapa, Constance and Gregson, Simon (2012) Building adherence-competent communities: factors promoting children's adherence to anti-retroviral HIV/AIDS treatment in rural Zimbabwe Health and Place, 18 (2). 123-131. ISSN 1353-8292

Campbell, Catherine and Cornish, Flora and Skovdal, Morten (2012) Local pain, global prescriptions? Using scale to analyse the globalisation of the HIV/AIDS response Health and Place, 18 (3). 447-452. ISSN 1353-8292

Campbell, Catherine and Skovdal, Morten and Mupambireyi, Z. and Madanhire, C. and Robertson, L. and Nyamukapa, C. A. and Gregson, S. (2012) Can AIDS stigma be reduced to poverty stigma? Exploring Zimbabwean children's representations of poverty and AIDS Child: Care, Health and Development, 38 (5). 732-742. ISSN 0305-1862

2011

Skovdal, Morten (2011) Picturing the coping strategies of caregiving children in western Kenya: from images to action American Journal of Public Health, 101 (3). 452-453. ISSN 0090-0036

Skovdal, Morten (2011) Agency, resilience and the psychosocial well-being of caregiving children: experiences from Western Kenya In: Evers, Silvia and Notermans, Catrien and van Ommering, Erik, (eds.) Not Just a Victim: the Child as Catalyst and Witness of Contemporary Africa. Afrika-Studiecentrum series (20). Brill Academic Publishing. ISBN 9789004204003

Skovdal, Morten and Mwasiaji, Winnie and Webale, Albert and Tomkins, Andrew (2011) Building orphan competent communities: experiences from a community-based capital cash transfer initiative in Kenya Health Policy and Planning, 26 (3). 233-241. ISSN 0268-1080

Campbell, Catherine and Scott, Kerry and Nhamo, Mercy N. and Morley, Kate and Nyamukapa, Constance and Madanhire, Claudius and Skovdal, Morten and Sherr, Lorraine and Gregson, Simon (2011) Social capital and AIDS competent communities: evidence from eastern Zimbabwe HCD Working Papers Series, 4. The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Gregson, Simon and Mushati, Phyllis and Grusin, Harry and Nhamo, Mercy N. and Schumacher, Christina and Skovdal, Morten and Nyamukapa, Constance and Campbell, Catherine (2011) Social capital and women's reduced vulnerability to HIV infection in rural Zimbabwe Population and Development Review, 37 (2). 333-359. ISSN 0098-7921

Campbell, Catherine and Skovdal, Morten and Gibbs, Andy (2011) Creating social spaces to tackle AIDS-related stigma: reviewing the role of church groups in Sub-Saharan Africa AIDS and Behavior, 15 (6). 1204-1219. ISSN 1090-7165

Skovdal, Morten and Campbell, Catherine and Madanhire, Claudius and Nyamukapa, Constance and Gregson, Simon (2011) Challenges faced by elderly guardians in sustaining the adherence to antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected children in Zimbabwe AIDS Care, 23 (8). 957-964. ISSN 0954-0121

Winsor, Robyn Elizabeth and Skovdal, Morten (2011) Agency, resilience and coping: exploring the psychosocial effects of goat ownership on orphaned and vulnerable children in Western Kenya Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 21 (5). 433-450. ISSN 1052-9284

Skovdal, Morten and Andreouli, Eleni (2011) Using identity and recognition as a framework to understand and promote the resilience of caregiving children in Western Kenya Journal of Social Policy, 40 (3). 613-630. ISSN 0047-2794

Skovdal, Morten and Campbell, Catherine and Nhongo, Kundai and Nyamukapa, Constance and Gregson, Simon (2011) Contextual and psychosocial influences on antiretroviral therapy adherence in rural Zimbabwe: towards a systematic framework for programme planners International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 26 (3). 296-318. ISSN 0749-6753

Skovdal, Morten and Campbell, Catherine and Madanhire, Claudius and Mupambireyi, Zivai and Nyamukapa, Constance and Gregson, Simon (2011) Masculinity as a barrier to men's use of HIV services in Zimbabwe Globalization and Health, 7 (13). ISSN 1744-8603

Skovdal, Morten (2011) Examining the trajectories of children providing care for adults in rural Kenya: implications for service delivery Children and Youth Services Review, 33 (7). 1262-1269. ISSN 0190-7409

Skovdal, Morten and Campbell, Catherine and Nyamukapa, Constance and Gregson, Simon (2011) When masculinity interferes with women's treatment of HIV infection: a qualitative study about adherence to antiretroviral therapy in Zimbabwe Journal of the International AIDS Society, 14 (29). ISSN 1758-2652

2010

Abebe, Tatek and Skovdal, Morten (2010) Livelihoods, care and the familial relations of orphans in eastern Africa AIDS Care, 22 (5). 570-576. ISSN 0954-0121

Skovdal, Morten (2010) Children caring for their “caregivers”: exploring the caring arrangements in households affected by AIDS in Western Kenya AIDS Care, 22 (1). 96-103. ISSN 0954-0121

Skovdal, Morten and Campbell, Catherine (2010) Orphan competent communities: a framework for community analysis and action Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 5 (s1). 19-30. ISSN 1745-0128

2009

Skovdal, Morten and Ogutu, Vincent and Aoro, Cellestine and Campbell, Catherine (2009) Young carers as social actors: coping strategies of children caring for ailing or ageing guardians in Western Kenya Social Science and Medicine, 69 (4). 587-595. ISSN 0277-9536

Skovdal, Morten and Ogutu, Vincent (2009) "I washed and fed my mother before going to school": understanding the psychosocial well-being of children providing chronic care for adults affected by HIV/AIDS in Western Kenya Globalization and Health, 5 (8). ISSN 1744-8603

2008

Skovdal, Morten and Mwasiaji, Winnie and Morrison, Joanna and Tomkins, Andrew (2008) Community-based capital cash transfer to support orphans in Western Kenya: a consumer perspective Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 3 (1). 1-15. ISSN 1745-0128

2007

Skovdal, Morten (2007) Cross-cultural psychology: still struggling with its encounters of the other Psychology in Society (PINS), 35. 101-105. ISSN 1015-6046


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Awards

LSE Robert McKenzie Prize, 2009;
LSE Teaching Award, 2009

 

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