Hanne Jensen Haricharan, MA, MSc

SASH Fellow 2016-2017


Hanne is currently registered for a PhD in Public Health at the School of Public Health and Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town. Hanne is a researcher in the Health and Human Rights Programme at the School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town. Her research focuses on exploring how institutionalised community participation in health is able to give voice to and represent marginalized communities. She will use the SASH programme to gain training in qualitative research methods, qualitative data analysis, mixed methods and systematic reviews.

Research Topic

“Voice and representation in institutionalised community participation, viewed through a power lens”. 

The project will explore how marginalized groups, such as HIV patients, are represented in institutionalised participation on how issues pertaining to these groups are voiced and addressed. The project will use social theories to analyse how different forms of power impact on representation, voice and participation. Hanne’s project will contribute to an understanding of how power influences participation and how/if participation can advance the right to health for marginalized communities and groups. The project will contribute to an understanding of the role of participation in strengthening health systems.