Kari Pahlman is a PhD student at Sydney Health Ethics at the University of Sydney, working under the ethics theme of APPRISE. Kari recently completed her Master of Medical Science in International Health at Uppsala University in Sweden. Her major research project was an analysis of public health policymaking in Australia in relation to pre-migration tuberculosis screening.
Kari’s PhD project focuses on the concepts of risk and vulnerability in infectious disease emergencies and seeks to understand how migrants are accounted for in pandemic influenza preparedness planning, specifically in Australia. In doing so, it will explore the utility of the dominant approach of health security in terms of ensuring equitable protection from harm, and poses normative questions about what other values and principles ought to be considered in pandemic preparedness.
Project: Migration, pandemic preparedness, and health security
Supervisor: Professor Angus Dawson