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.