Soha El Halabi is a PhD student in the ALERT project at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. Yesterday she had a successful halftime review where she presented her PhD project, what she has done so far and plans for the coming two years to complete her studies. At a halftime review the PhD student present their work to their supervisors and a review board of research experts independent of both the project and supervisor. A halftime is not an examination but a learning activity where to board initiate discussions to provide feedback or recomendations and ask relevant questions related to the intended learning outcomes and science.
Soha’s PhD title is “Labour companionship in low-and-middle-income countries: An Implementation Science study on perceptions, effects and costs to inform implementation”. Her research project aims to determine and understand the context, effects, and costs of labour companionship to inform its implementation and scale-up in low-and-middle-income settings.
“I am happy to accomplish another milestone in my PhD journey- the half time seminar! It was a good experience to discuss with the review board. Great reflections that I will continue to consider and build on as I finalize my thesis” says Soha.
We congratulate Soha and look forward to following the rest of her PhD journey!
Tamar Kabakian, Associate Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Community Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut.
Jesper Sundewall, Associate Professor of Global Health Systems, Lund University
Anna Nielsen, PhD in Public Health/Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet
Claudia Hanson, Professor, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet
Helle Mölsted Alvesson, Senior Research Associate, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet
Kristi Sidney Annerstedt, Associate Professor, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet
Meghan Bohren, Associate Professor, Unit Head of the Gender and Women’s Health Unit, University of Melbourne School of Population and Global Health