Sarah Hamed

Affiliated Researcher at Department of Sociology, Faculty

Visiting address:
Engelska parken
Thunbergsvägen 3H

Postal address:
Box 624
751 26 UPPSALA

Short presentation

Sarah Hamed is a dentist and a PhD candidate at the Department of Sociology. Her doctoral project looks at racism in healthcare focusing on Swedish healthcare.

She previously worked with a European project from 2015-2017(UPWEB) examining access to healthcare in superdiverse neighbourhoods. She also worked with the (MigHealthCare) project funded by the EC aiming at strengthening community-based care for migrants.

Sarah has also worked for many years as a dentist in Sweden and in Sudan.

Sarah is a sociologist who defended her thesis in 2023.

She originally studied dentistry at Malmö University and worked as a dentist in both Sweden and Sudan. In Sudan, Sarah Hamed also worked as a clinical teaching assistant at the Faculty of Dentistry at the Science and Technology University in Khartoum. She also worked in an NGO in Sudan (Sudanese Organization for Research and Development) with issues related to gender and human rights. This work developed her interest in research making her return to Sweden to do her masters in International Health at Uppsala University. Upon finishing her masters in 2015, Sarah Hamed started working at the Department of Sociology at Uppsala University together with Professor Hannah Bradby with the UPWEB project looking at access to healthcare in superdiverse neighbourhoods. Sarah Hamed started her doctoral candidacy at the Department of Sociology at Uppsala University in 2017 and is a member of the Research Group Welfare and Life-course. Sarah Hamed also worked in the MigHealthCare project which examined health inequalities in various European countries. She defended her thesis in 2023. Her thesis focused in uncovering racism and racialisation in healthcare through analysing healthcare staff's racialised talk.

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Understanding racism in healthcare: Developing and implementing anti-racist strategies through shared knowledge production and evaluation: funded by Vetenskapsrådet.

Together with Hannah Bradby (PI) Suruchi Thapar-Björkert and Beth Maina Ahlberg:

Project publications

Sarah Hamed, Suruchi Thapar-Björkert, Hannah Bradby and Beth Maina Ahlberg 2020. ‘Racism in European Health Care: Structural Violence and Beyond’. Qualitative Health Research.

Ahlberg, B.M., Hamed, S., Thapar-Björkert, S., Bradby, H. 2019. ‘Invisibility of Racism in the Global Neoliberal Era: Implications for Researching Racism in Healthcare’. Frontiers in Sociology.

Hannah Bradby, Suruchi Thapar Björkert, Sarah Hamed and Beth Maina Ahlberg. 2019 ‘Undoing the unspeakable: researching racism in Swedish healthcare using a participatory process’. BMC Health Research Policy and Systems. 17 (43)n European Health Care: Structural Violence and Beyond’

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