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Chantelle Murley

Postdoktor

Om mig

I am a postdoc in Emilie Friberg's research group working within the multiple sclerosis (MS) project. I am particularly interested in studying social protections among individuals with chronic disease as well as health economic questions. My research is focused on the working life and income of people with MS as well as the societal costs of MS incurred from healthcare use and days off work. MS is a chronic and often progressive neurological disease characterised by heterogeneity and a wide range of physical and cognitive symptoms which can affect work capacity in numerous ways. People with MS may require sickness absence (SA) or disability pension (DP) benefits if they are unable to work because of their MS. Receiving SA or DP benefits is referred to as having work disability. Most of my research concerns aspects of work disability among people in Sweden around the time of their MS diagnosis. I am interested in the patterns of work disability, income (sources and levels), and working life trajectories of people with MS as well as the societal cost of illness.

My doctoral research project “Work disability, economic situation, and societal costs of multiple sclerosis in Sweden” is available here http://hdl.handle.net/10616/47911 and a plain language summary of the thesis is available below.

Utbildning

  • 2022: PhD in Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
    • "Work disability, economic situation, and societal costs of multiple sclerosis in Sweden"
  • 2017: Master's degree in Public Health Sciences (MSc), Health economics, policy and management, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
  • 2015: Bachelor of Laws LLB(hons), University of Auckland, New Zealand + an exchange semester at Stockholm University, Sweden (Autumn term 2014)
  • 2015: Bachelor of Health Sciences BHSc, University of Auckland, New Zealand