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About me

I am a registered nurse since 2003 and I have mainly been working with cancer care, both at a ward, a day-care unit and as a research nurse.

I have a master in Medical Science with a major in Global Health from Karolinska Institutet 2010.

In 2010 I started my research education at Karolinska Institutet and in May 2014 I defended my thesis. The focus for my thesis was on health-related quality of life, independence and sexuality and both quantitative and qualitative methods were used.

From August 2014 I work as a junior lecturer at the Division of Nursing and I´m also involved in several research activities and belong to the Wengström group at the Division of Nursing.

Besides that, during 2016 and 2017 I have worked as coordinator for the programme for doctoral education in health care science (PUF-V). The programme provides a range of learning activities for doctoral students within the specific research theme of health care science and also offers opportunities for networking. 

Research description

Titel of thesis: Being young with a cancer experience- Health-related quality of life with sepcial focus on independence and sexuality.

One of the research projects I´m involved in (Screening for colorectal cancer- participant experiences in a cross-cultural perspective) aims at exploring how individuals reason when deciding to participate or not in a screening program and if gender, psychological and cultural aspects impact on the decision-making process. The project include both qualitative and quantitative methods. The project is part of the larger SCREESCO study (Screening of Swedish Colons). My responsibilities mainly concerns analyses of quantitative data from several questionnaires regarding shared decision-making, health literacy and anxiety. I am co-supervisor for one PhD-student working in the project. 

Another research project I work in is OptiTrain. This randomised controlled trial compares the effect of different physical exercise regimens on the physical and mental well-being in women with breast cancer during and after chemo- and hormonal therapy. The women have been randomly allocated into three arms, a control arm with usual care and two different training arms. This study will contribute to increased knowledge about the type, intensity and frequency of training that patients with breast cancer benefit most from with regards to impact on physical and mental wellbeing. Above all, the study will increase the possibility for evidence-based exercise recommendations for women with breast cancer during and after active treatment. At the moment we are performing 5- year follow ups and analysing those data including symptoms, fatigue and health-related quality of life.

I´m also involved in a collaborative project with researchers from the Neatherlands. The aim is to provide insight in the acceptability of personalised risk-based breast cancer screening and primary prevention approaches for Swedish women. A mixed method study combining qualitative research methods (literature review and focus groups discussions) with quantitative research (online questionnaire survey) will be used. The literature reviews are finalised and the focus group discussions have been performed during spring 2017 and are now being analysed. 


Teaching portfolio

Supervision and examination of bachelor and master theses.

Clinical teaching, seminars and examinations.

Course responsiblity for the course Cancer nursing (bachelor level) 7.5 credits

Examiner for the course Haematology nursing (advanced level) 7.5 credits

Teaching and examination regarding scientific theory and method (bachelor and advanced level)


Lund University, Sweden, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 120 credits  2000-2003 Medical anthropology, 5 credits   2005 Linköping University, Sweden, Hematology, 10 credits  2006 Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, Master of Medical Science with a major in Global Health, 60 credits  2009-2010

Doctoral degree   2010-2014 Title of thesis: Being young with a cancer experience- Health-related Quality of Life with special focus on independence and sexuality

Basic course in pedagogy, 7.5 credits, Karolinska Institutet   2014

Introductory Doctoral Supervision Course, one week, Karolinska Institutet 2016

Pedagogy for Doctoral Supervisors, two weeks, Karolinska Institutet 2017-2018

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Swedish Association of Paediatric Nurses: Nominated for Best thesis for doctoral degree in paediatric nursing 2014

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