Kajsa Brimdyr
Kajsa Brimdyr

Affiliated Faculty


Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Studies, Union Institute & University, 1999

Kajsa Brimdyr, PhD, CLC is an experienced ethnographer who has worked with health care, municipal, and technological businesses, using ethnography to understand and appreciate the work practice of professions, workflows and services in order to help improve practice. She has conducted research in the United States, Sweden, Latvia, Egypt, and Iceland. Her current research involves using video ethnography and interaction analysis to change practice in hospital settings to improve continuous skin-to-skin for the first hour after cesarean and vaginal births in Egypt and the United States. She, along with Ann-Marie Widstrom and Kristin Svensson, are the producers of the DVD Skin to Skin in the First Hour after Birth: Practical Advice for Staff after Vaginal and Cesarean Birth. Her newest DVD is aimed at parents, The Magical Hour: Holding Your Baby for the First Hour After Birth.