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Frode F. Jacobsen

Centre for Care Research, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

Frode F. Jacobsen

Frode F. Jacobsen, a trained social anthropologist with a background in health studies, has performed fieldwork in Northern Sudan, Indonesia, Jordan, Bolivia, the US, Canada, Great Britain and Norway within the field of medical anthropology. He has been working comparatively for several years on organization of older people’s care and on age-friendly physical and social environments across Europe and North America. He works as a Professor at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Professor II at VID Specialized University, Norway, and as Research Director of the Center for Care Research – Western Norway. He received his PhD in anthropology from University of Bergen, Norway, in 1997.


Countries Norway;
Topics Care inequalities; Care innovations; Care integration/ coordination; Co-production in LTC; Community-based LTC; COVID-19 and other infectious diseases and LTC; End-of-life care and LTC; Evaluation of LTC systems and services; Financing LTC; Governance and LTC systems organisation; Healthcare access in LTC; LTC Policy; LTC Reforms; LTC Workforce; New models of care; Outcome measurement in LTC; Residential LTC services; Technology and LTC;
Role Research;
Research interests

– Health services research
– Social and cultural dimensions of health and wellbeing
– Care, architecture and physical surroundings
– Older people’s care