Lise Bjerke

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  • Doctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Health and Society
  • Other affiliations:
    • Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), UiO
    • Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Forum for Research on Antimicrobial Resistance (INFRA), SHE - Centre for Sustainable Healthcare Education
    • Affiliated researcher at the University of Hyderabad, India


Lise Bjerke holds an M.Phil. degree in Culture, Environment and Sustainability and a bachelor's degree in India area studies from the University of Oslo, including exchange to SOAS, University of London. Her master's thesis explored food security and access to public food security programmes among low-income, internal migrants in Bangalore, India. In 2018, she received the University of Oslo's award for best master thesis on sustainability.

As a Ph.D. fellow in global health and medical anthropology in the FAR project, she studies the production, regulation and export of Indian antibiotics for African markets. Lise has also worked as an adviser at the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM) and at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH/FHI).

Academic interests

  • Global health
  • Medical anthropology
  • Anthropology of pharmaceuticals
  • Medical history
  • Social science and antimicrobial resistance
  • India and South Asia studies
  • Environment and development studies
  • Food security
Tags: Medical anthropology, India, South Asia, AMR, Global Health

Selected publications

Bjerke, Lise. 2022. ‘Antibiotic Geographies and Access to Medicines: Tracing the Role of India’s Pharmaceutical Industry in Global Trade’. Social Science & Medicine 312 (November): 115386.

Bjerke, Lise. 2018. 'Targeting food insecurity of Indians on the move: Access to food security entitlements among internal migrants in Bangalore' [Master thesis, University of Oslo].

Published Oct. 1, 2019 11:03 AM - Last modified Sep. 29, 2022 2:36 PM