Mette Bech Risør is a professor in medical anthropology. She has many years of experience with research in functional disorders, however her research interests also span other fields, such as symptom perception/interpretation, illness perceptions, health systems and health practices in everyday life. Theoretically she is inspired by critical theory but also by phenomenology/life world concepts and theories on health, illness and doctor-patient relations. She has operationalised these theories and others in analyses of knowledge production, illness explanations and rationality/reasoning.
Mette Bech Risør has huge experience with collaborating interdisciplinart with health professionals, not only practically but also with a focus on the potentials for methodological development. She has a broad exepreince with teaching and supervision and has chaired and started several larger research projects. She is a member of the editorial board (former editor-in-chief for 15 years) and main initiator of the journal: Journal of Research in Sickness and Society.
My primary task in my position is to do research, develop research projects, head The General Practice Research Group, teach medical students and PhD students, supervise both at master and PhD level and to have responsibility for various administrative tasks