Kateryna Karhina

Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Psychosocial Science Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen (UiB)

E-mail: kateryna.karhina@uib.no


I am a social epidemiologist.  I mostly work with various types of inequalities in different settings. I have experience in mental health research, disability studies, military context, gender and other social inequalities.

My PhD project was based on Ukrainian setting and has a title “Social capital and well-being in the transitional setting of Ukraine” that was defended at the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine at Umeå University in Sweden.

Currently I am involved in a project about social inequality in adolescent mental health in Norway called LONGTRENDS.


Social capital, inequality, gender, mental health, diversity.


  • Karhina Kateryna, Malin Eriksson, Mehdi Ghazinour, and Nawi Ng. “What determines gender inequalities in social capital in Ukraine?.” SSM-population health 8 (2019): 100383.
  • Karhina Kateryna, Mehdi Ghazinour, Nawi Ng, and Malin Eriksson. “Voluntary Work during Times of Military Crisis: What Motivates People to Be Involved and What Are the Effects on Well-Being?.” Psychology 8, no. 10 (2017): 1601.
  • Karhina, Kateryna, Nawi Ng, Mehdi Ghazinour, and Malin Eriksson. “Gender differences in the association between cognitive social capital, self-rated health, and depressive symptoms: a comparative analysis of Sweden and Ukraine.” International journal of mental health systems 10, no. 1 (2016): 1-14.