Marguerite Daniel


Professor, Member of the Global Working Group on Salutogenesis


Research groups


The strength of weak ties: how mentoring facilitates migrant employment

Resilience building among refugee children and families 

Development-related health promotion

Children affected and infected by HIV/AIDS

Social coherence

Child protection, local and global perspectives

Development hegemony and the global governance of aid

Theoretical perspectives - resource-based approaches: salutogenesis, resilience and positive deviance, partnership

Methodlogical approaches: qualitative and participatory action research

Geographical base: Sub Saharan Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Uganda, Ghana) and Norway


International Master’s in Global Development Theory and Practice

Health Promotion

Strengths-based theories and partnership

Qualitative methods


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Academic lecture
Popular scientific lecture
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
Doctoral dissertation
Academic anthology/Conference proceedings
Popular scientific article

See a complete overview of publications in Cristin.

Book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals

Daniel, M. & Urke, H.B. (2022) Extending student-active learning into effective practice in global development-related health promotion. In Akerman, M & Germani, A.C. (eds), International Handbook of Teaching and Learning Health Promotion – Practices and reflections from around the world. Chapter 11 (pp. 151-166) in Section 2: Making it relevant to practice. SPRINGER Nature

Urke, H.B. & Daniel, M. (2022) Innovative pedagogies in a health promotion specialisation: knowledge, practice and research. In Akerman, M & Germani, A.C. (eds), International Handbook of Teaching and Learning Health Promotion – Practices and reflections from around the world. Chapter 16 (pp. 239-256) in Section 3: Pedagogies for Health Promotion. SPRINGER Nature

Daniel, M., & Ottemöller, F. G. (2022) Salutogenesis and Migration, in Mittelmark, M., Bauer, G. F., Lindström, B., Pelikan, J. M., Eriksson, M., Sagy, S., Vaandrager, L. & Magistretti, C. M. (eds) Handbook of Salutogenesis 2nd edition. SPRINGER Publications, Chapter 47, pp. 503-511. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-79515-3

Mittelmark, M.; Daniel, M. Urke, H. B. (2022) Conceptual and concrete differences between Specific and General Resistance Resources in the Salutogenic Model of Health in Mittelmark, M., Bauer, G. F., Lindström, B., Pelikan, J. M., Eriksson, M., Sagy, S., Vaandrager, L. & Magistretti, C. M. (eds) Handbook of Salutogenesis 2nd edition. SPRINGER Publications, Chapter 13, pp. 107-113. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-79515-3

Darkwah, E. and Daniel, M. (2021) The role of context in social exclusion of children: Lessons from children’s homes in Ghana. In Chaterjee, S., Minujin, A., and Hodgkinson, K. (eds) Leaving No Child and no Adolescent Behind: A Global Perspective on Addressing Inclusion through the SDGs. Stuttgart: Ibidem Verlag, 173-196

Daniel, M., Ottemöller, F. G., Katisi, M., Hollekim, R., & Tesfazghi, Z. (2020) Intergenerational perspectives on refugee children and youth's adaptation to life in Norway., Population, Space & Place 26, 1-12. DOI

Twinomugisha, B.; Ottemöller, F. G.; & Daniel, M. (2020) Exploring HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination at the Workplace in Southwestern Uganda: Challenges and Solutions, Advances in Public Health,

Yeboah, S. A. and Daniel, M. (2020) Toward a sustainable NGO intervention on child protection: taking indigenous knowledge seriously, Development in Practice,

Anderson, S. and Daniel, M. (2020) Refugees and social media in a digital society: how young refugees are using social media and the capabilities it offers in their lives in Norway. The Journal of Community Informatics 16, 26-44. DOI:

Gold-Watts, Anise; Hovdenak, Marte; Daniel, Marguerite; Gandhimathi, Subramanian; Sudha, Rajamani; Bastien, Sheri (2020) A qualitative study of adolescent girls’ experiences of menarche and menstruation in rural Tamil Nadu, India. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Health & Well-being

Fuseini, Tufeiru and Daniel, Marguerite (2020) Child begging as a manifestation of child labour in Dagbon of Northern Ghana, the perspectives of mallams and parents. Children and Youth Services Review, 111 doi: https://doi-org/10.1016/j.childyout.2020.104836  

Yeboah, S. A. and Daniel, M. (2019) ‘Silent exclusion’: transnational approaches to education and school participation in Ghana. Africa Today 62(2) 3-26.

Alatinga, K. A.; Daniel, M. and Bayor, I. (2019) Community experiences with cash transfers in relation to five SDGs: exploring evidence from Ghana’s Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) Programme. Forum for Development Studies, 47(1) 89-112. Doi: 10.1080/08039410.2019.1635524

Katisi, M and Daniel, M. (2018) Exploring the underlying causes of antagony in the safe male circumcision partnership in Botswana, PLOS ONE 13:e0200803 (9), 1-21

Fuseini, Tufeiru and Daniel, Marguerite (2018) Exploring the stressors and resources of Muslim child beggars in Dagbon of Northern Ghana in the context of child rights and existing realities, Cogent Social Sciences, 4. 1-14,

Darkwah, E.; Daniel, M. and Asumeng, M. (2018) The impact of organizational structure and funding sources on the work and health of employed caregivers in children’s homes in Ghana, Occupational Health Science 

Darkwah, E., Daniel, M. and Yendork, J.S. (2018) Care-‘less’: exploring the interface between childcare and parental control in the context of child rights for workers in children’s homes in Ghana. BMC International Health and Human Rights, 18(3)

Darkwah, E., Asumeng, M. and Daniel, M. (2017 ) Caring for ‘parentless’ children: An exploration of work stressors and resources experienced by caregivers in Children’s Homes in Ghana, Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, 8(2), 59-89, DOI:

Kibira, SPS; Atuyambe, LM; Sandøy, IF; Makumbe, FE and Daniel, ML (2017) “Now that you are circumcised, you cannot have first sex with your wife”: post circumcision sexual behaviours and beliefs among men in Wakiso district, Uganda. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 20, 1-9

Kibira, Simon P. S.; Daniel, Marguerite; Atuyambe, Lynn M.; Makumbi, Fredrick & Sandøy, Ingvild F. (2017) Exploring drivers for safe male circumcision: experiences with health education and understanding partial protection among newly circumcised men in Wakiso, Uganda. PLOS ONE 12(13) e0175228

Hamed, Dana H and Daniel, Marguerite (2017) The influence of fatalistic beliefs on health beliefs among diabetics in Khartoum, Sudan: a comparison between Coptic Christians and Sunni Muslims, Global Health Promotion, 1-8, DOI: 10.1177/1757975917715884

Katisi, Masego; Daniel, Marguerite & Mittelmark, Maurice (2016) Aspirations and realities in a North-South partnership for health promotion: lessons from a program to promote safe male circumcision in Botswana, Globalization & Health,12(42) DOI: 10.1186/s12992-016-0179-3

Darkwah, Ernest; Daniel, Marguerite & Asumeng, Maxwell (2016) Caregiver perceptions of children in their care and motivations for the care work in children's homes in Ghana: Children of God or children of white men? Children & Youth Service Review, 66, 161-169 doi:   

Rukundo, Priscillah & Daniel, Marguerite (2016) Children orphaned by AIDS in Uganda: can they thrive under orphanage care? Social Work & Society, 14(1)

Mittelmark, M.; Bull, T.; Daniel, M. and Urke, H. B. (2016) Specific Resistance Resources in the Salutogenic Model of Health, in Mittelmark, M. (ed.) The Handbook of Salutogenesis, London: Springer

Midtbø, V. & Daniel, M. (2016) Disclosure as a positive resource: the lived experiences of HIV-positive adolescents in Botswana, in  Liamputtong, P. (ed.) Children and young people living with HIV/AIDS. London: Springer

Kibira, S. P. S., Sandøy, I. F., Daniel, M., Atuyambe, L. M., & Makumbi, F. (2016). A comparison of sexual risk behaviours and HIV seroprevalence among circumcised and uncircumcised men before and after implementation of the safe male circumcision programme in Uganda. BMC Public Health.

Hollekim, R.; Anderssen, N. & Daniel, M. (2016) Contemporary discourses on children and parenting in Norway:Norwegian Child Welfare Services meets immigrant families. Children and Youth Services Review, 60, 52-60. DOI:10.1016/j.childyouth.2015.11.004

Kibira, S. P. S., Makumbi, F., Daniel, M., Atuyambe, L. M., & Sandøy, I. F. (2015). Sexual risk behaviours and willingness to be circumcised among uncircumcised adult men in Uganda. PLOS ONE, 10(12). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144843

Daniel, M. (2015). Keeping the secret: how HIV positive children in Iringa, Tanzania respond to the perceived need for silence and secrecy. Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health, 26. doi: 10.2989/17280583.2014.947995

Katisi, Masego and Daniel, Marguerite (2015) Safe male circumcision in Botswana: Tension between traditional practices and biomedical marketing. Global Public Health 10. doi: 10.1080/17441692.2015.1028424

Daniel, Marguerite (2014) Keeping the secret: how HIV-positive children in Iringa, Tanzania, respond to the perceived need for silence and secrecy. Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

Daniel, Marguerite. (2014) Iatrogenic Violence? Lived experiences of recipients of aid that targets vulnerable children in Makete, Tanzania. Forum for Development Studies. 41: 415-431. doi: 10.1080/08039410.2014.962601

Thamuku, M. & Daniel, M. (2013) Exploring responses to transformative group therapy for orphaned children in the context of mass orphaning in Botswana, Death Studies, 37(5) 413-447

Skovdal, M., & Daniel, M. (2012). Resilience through participation and coping-enabling social environments: the case of HIV-affected children in sub-Saharan Africa. African Journal of AIDS Research, 11(3), 153-164.

Daniel, M., & Mathias, A. (2012). Challenges and coping strategies of orphaned children in Tanzania who are not adequately cared for by adults. African Journal of AIDS Research, 11(3), 191-201.

Thamuku, M., & Daniel, M. (2012). The use of rites of passage in strengthening the psychosocial wellbeing of orphaned children in Botswana. African Journal of AIDS Research, 11(3), 215-224.

Midtbø, V., Shirima, V., Skovdal, M., & Daniel, M. (2012). How disclosure and antiretroviral therapy help HIV-infected adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa cope with stigma. African Journal of AIDS Research, 11(3), 487-497.

Daniel, M. L. (2011) Growing up in the era of AIDS: the well-being of children affected and infected by HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. Rijeka: InTech Open Access Publisher

Mbilinyi, D, Daniel, M. L. & Lie, G. Th. (2011) Health worker motivation in the context of HIV/AIDS care and treatment challenges in Mbeya Region, Tanzania. BMC Health Services Research 11: 266  

Twinomugisha, B; Daniel, M.L. & Lie, G.T. (2011) “We also have cases of the disease that you are researching about”. Small Scale Enterprises and the Challenges of HIV/AIDS-Related Stigma and Discrimination in Kabale, Uganda.  Health Policy and Development, 9(1), 37-45

Fjermstad, K., Kvestad, I., Daniel, M. L. & Lie, G. Th. (2008) ”It can save you if you just forget”: closeness and competence as conditions for coping among Ugandan orphans. Journal of Psychology in Africa 18(3), 283-293.

Daniel, M. L., Apila, H. M., Bjørgo, R. & Lie, G. Th. (2007) Breaching cultural silence: enhancing resilience among Ugandan orphans. African Journal for AIDS Research 6(2), 109-120.

Daniel, M. L. and Thamuku, M. (2007) The Ark for Children: culturally-appropriate psychosocial support for children without parents in Botswana. In Lothe, E., Daniel, M., Snipstad, M-B, & Sveaass, N. (eds) Strength in Broken Places: Marginalisation and Empowerment. Oslo: Unipub, AS.

Daniel, M. L. (2005): Beyond liminality: orphanhood and marginalization in Botswana. African Journal for AIDS Research 4(3), 195-204

Daniel, M. L. (2000): The Demographic Impact of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa. Geography, 85 (1), 46-55.

Editorial work

Lie, G. Th. & Daniel, M. L. (Guest editors) (2009) Special Issue of Papers in Education and Development, 29.

Lothe, E. A., Daniel, M. L., Snipstad, M-B. & Sveaass, N. (eds) (2007) Strength in Broken Places:Marginalisation and Empowerment. Oslo: Unipub, AS.

Christiansen, C., Daniel, M. L. & Yamba, C. B. (Guest editors) (2005) Special Issue: Growing up in an Era of AIDS. African Journal for AIDS Research 4(3), 135-137.

PhD Thesis

Daniel, M. L. (2005) Hidden wounds: orphanhood, expediency and cultural silence in Botswana. PhD Thesis, School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. Available at




The strength of weak ties: how mentoring facilitates migrant employment

Crossing the threshold from welfare to independence: transforming young refugees’ experiences of the process of integration (THRESHOLD)

Establishing a national learning and action network for refugees: Promoting inclusion, access to information, and successful transition (PIISTON)

Measuring the value of OVC programming using practices to understand critical moments

Evaluation of Balekane EARTH Programme, Botswana



PhD in Development Studies (2006), University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

Research Group: Equity in Social Welfare and Global Development