Dr Saffron Karlsen

Dr Saffron Karlsen

Dr Saffron Karlsen
Senior Lecturer in Social Research

1.10, 3 Priory Road,
11 Priory Road, Clifton, Bristol
BS8 1TU
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saffron.karlsen@bristol.ac.uk

Telephone Number (0117) 3310929

School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies

Personal profile

My work aims to enable a better understanding of the different ways in which ethnicity has meaning and relevance in people's lives, both for developing awareness of potential group affiliations and as a driver of health and other inequalities. It engages particularly with the negative impact of forms of racist victimisation on these processes.

I maintain a close relationship with the Race Equality Foundation, charity and third sector strategic partner to the NHS.

Prior to taking up my post at Bristol, I was a senior research fellow in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at UCL.

 

Research

My work aims to enable a better understanding of the different ways in which ethnicity has meaning and relevance in people's lives, both for developing awareness of potential group affiliations and as a driver of health and other inequalities. It engages particularly with the negative impact of forms of racist victimisation on these processes. My work on social inclusion among those with ethnic and religious minority backgrounds, including Muslims, has made a significant contribution to Government evidence on processes of radicaliation, via both the Home Affairs Select Committee and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.

I maintain a close relationship with the Race Equality Foundation, charity and third sector strategic partner to the NHS and research colleagues in the Universities of Manchester, Leeds and UCL.

Prior to taking up my post at Bristol, I was a senior research fellow in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at UCL.

Teaching

I currently lead undergraduate units in Contemporary Social Inequalities and Sociology of Health and Illness, and a postgraduate unit on Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences.

I currently have several PhD students and am keen to supervise PhD projects related to my research interests.



Key publications

  1. Karlsen, SI & Nazroo, JY, 2014, ‘Ethnic and religious variations in the reporting of racist victimization in Britain: 2000 and 2008/2009’. Patterns of Prejudice, vol 48., pp. 370-397
  2. Karlsen, SI & Nazroo, JY, 2015, ‘Ethnic and religious differences in the attitudes of people towards being 'British'’. Sociological Review, vol 63., pp. 759-781
  3. Karlsen, S & Nazroo, JY, 2013, ‘Influences on forms of national identity and feeling 'at home' among Muslim groups in Britain, Germany and Spain’. Ethnicities, vol 13., pp. 689-708
  4. Akhavan, S & Karlsen, S, 2013, ‘Practitioner and Client Explanations for Disparities in Health Care Use Between Migrant and Non-migrant Groups in Sweden: A Qualitative Study’. Journal of immigrant and minority health, vol 15., pp. 188-197
  5. Karlsen, S & Nazroo, JY, 2010, ‘Religious and ethnic differences in health: evidence from the Health Surveys for England 1999 and 2004’. Ethnicity and Health, vol 15., pp. 549-568

Latest publications

  1. Morris, S, Karlsen, S, Chung, N, Hill, M & Chitty, LS, 2014, ‘Model-Based Analysis of Costs and Outcomes of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing for Down's Syndrome Using Cell Free Fetal DNA in the UK National Health Service’. PLoS ONE, vol 9., pp. e93559
  2. Falconer, CL, Park, MH, Croker, H, Skow, A, Black, J, Saxena, S, Kessel, AS, Karlsen, S, Morris, S, Viner, RM & Kinra, S, 2014, ‘The benefits and harms of providing parents with weight feedback as part of the national child measurement programme: a prospective cohort study’. BMC Public Health, vol 14., pp. 549
  3. Karlsen, SI, Morris, S, Kinra, S, Vallejo-Torres, L & Viner, R, 2014, ‘Ethnic variations in overweight and obesity among children over time: Findings from analyses of the Health Surveys for England 1998-2009’. Pediatric Obesity.
  4. Priest, N, Paradies, Y, Trenerry, B, Truong, M, Karlsen, S & Kelly, Y, 2013, ‘A systematic review of studies examining the relationship between reported racism and health and wellbeing for children and young people’. Social Science and Medicine, vol 95., pp. 115-127
  5. Mir, G, Salway, S, Kai, J, Karlsen, S, Bhopal, R, Ellison, GTH & Sheikh, A, 2013, ‘Principles for research on ethnicity and health: the Leeds Consensus Statement’. European Journal of Public Health, vol 23., pp. 504-510

Full publications list in the University of Bristol publications system

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