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Ann Liljas

Postdoctoral researcher

About me

Postdoctoral researcher in the Equity and Health Policy research group at the Department of Global Public Health. For my PhD I examined the relationship of sensory impairments with cardiovascular disease and mortality, disability and frailty in older age using data from two longitudinal cohort studies: the British Regional Heart Study and the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. I have also been involved in the development and testing of a feasibility study of an home-based health promotion intervention for pre-frail older people. I have experience of conducting both quantitative and qualitative research. 

Research description

For my postdoctoral research project I examine how healthcare professionals perceive the hospital discharge process of older adults with complex needs. Data from Sweden, Denmark and Finland will be compared to examine potential inequity in the care of these patients in Nordic countries. 

Teaching portfolio

Experienced lecturer in public health and health promotion. Course leader of Applied health promotion and prevention at the Public Health master programme at Karolinska Institutet.

Education

PhD in Epidemiology, University College London (UCL), 2014-2017

 

Academic honours, awards and prizes

FORTE health and social care coordination grant 2021-01784 Risk factors for infection in older adults who receive home healthcare and/or home help: a systematic review

FORTE co-applicant 2021-00273 Ageing in place – from policy to practice. Consequences of the de-institutionalisation of Swedish eldercare for older people and their family members

FORTE co-applicant 2021-01830 In the wake of Covid-19: How can the structure and quality of health and social care for older people with complex care needs in Sweden be improved?

FORTE postdoctoral grant 2019-01101 How do healthcare professionals perceive the hospital discharge process of older adults with complex needs? A comparative study of potential inequity in the care of these patients in Nordic countries