Dr. Morten Skovdal is a social psychologist who draws on qualitative methods to research and evaluate ways to appropriate and align health and development interventions with local realities. He uses, and conducts research training on, a variety of qualitative research methods and has a particular interest in furthering research approaches that engage and benefit participants. Morten received his PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Morten is author of the book ‘Qualitative Research for Development’, which introduces qualitative methods to development practitioners. The book draws on his experience of building the qualitative research capacity of monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning staff at Save the Children, where he has worked as a Senior Impact, Innovation and Evidence Advisor. Morten currently works as an Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen where he teaches qualitative methods to public health students and carries out evaluation research on health services and complex interventions.