PhD student in Aging in the Arctic

PhD student in Aging in the Arctic

28.12.2017

Mette Mørup Schlütter is a new
PhD student in 'Aging in the Arctic'

On 01 October, Mette Mørup Schlütter started as a PhD student in the project 'Aging in the Arctic'.

Mette is enrolled both at the Institute of Nursing & Health Science at Ilisimatusarfik, as well as the Institute of Culture & Society at Aarhus University.

Mette is an anthropologist from Aarhus University and specializes in Arctic health.

Based on a 4-month fieldwork in Nuuk, Mette wrote her thesis about strengths among Greenlandic mothers, helping to ensure both the children and the mothers' own health.

In her PhD, Mette will focus on older people's health. Based on a total of 12 months field work in Uummannaq and Nuuk, Mette will investigate the experience of old age among the elderly in Greenland with a particular focus on everyday-life.

By collecting life stories, she explores turning points in the lives of older people and how life stories influence how older people live with both uncertainty and challenges in old age - but also the strengths, wisdom and benefits of becoming older.

As part of her PhD, Mette will arrange a writing workshop for young Greenlanders, where life stories are gathered and communicated from the elderly.



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