Anna is a registered nurse from New Zealand and has a Master of International Community Health from the University of Oslo. She is currently researching on health literacy in parents with immigrant backgrounds using multiple needs-led research processes. She is a member of the research groups Quality of Life, and Migration and Minority Health at OsloMet and member of the research network HELINOR. She has previously researched on adolescent information seeking around sexuality and sexual health in Chile. She is particularly interested in the areas of child, teen and family health, upbringing and parenting skills, health literacy, health communication, global health, social determinants of health, migration, gender, sexuality and sexual health and rights.
Optimising health literacy amongst parents with immigrant backgrounds (OPAL)
The aim of the OPAL project is to develop knowledge about the health literacy of parents with immigrant backgrounds, as well as design and evaluate solutions to promote their health literacy.
Publications and research
Macintyre, Anna Kloster-Jensen; Montero Vega, Adela R.; Sagbakken, Mette (2015). "Sexuality? A million things come to mind”: reflections on gender and sexuality by Chilean adolescents. Reproductive Health Matters: An international journal on sexual and reproductive health and rights . Vol. 23.
Macintyre, Anna Kloster-Jensen; Montero Vega, Adela Rosa; Sagbakken, Mette
From disease to desire, pleasure to the pill: A qualitative study of adolescent learning about sexual health and sexuality in Chile.
BMC Public Health