Assistant Professor in the research group Equity and Health Policy at the Department of Global Public Health. My research interests lie in the areas of ageing, health and social inequalities, and healthcare services and systems. I am also a lecturer and lead the course Applied Health Promotion and Prevention part of the Master programme in Public Health.
I have experience of conducting both quantitative and qualitative research. Currently I lead the work of a systematic review on risk factors for infection in older adults who receive home care. I also work on projects on health literacy, the de-institutionalisation of Swedish eldercare (the 'ageing in place' policy), and municipalities’ communication and response to Covid-19 in Stockholm.
For my postdoctoral research project I examined how healthcare professionals perceive the hospital discharge process of older adults with complex needs. Data from Sweden, Denmark and Finland were compared to examine potential inequity in the care of these patients in Nordic countries.
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 adults.
My main teaching areas are health promotion, disease prevention, and evaluation of health interventions. I lead the 10 hp/credit course Applied health promotion and prevention part of the Master programme in Public health. I also give lectures and facilitate seminars in health promotion and prevention at other graduate courses at KI.
I am the main supervisor of PhD candidate Farzana Rahman whose project focuses on the contents and quality of health and social care for older adults.
Most terms I also supervise a master/medical student in their degree project.
PhD in Epidemiology, University College London (UCL), 2017
Master of Public Health, King's College London, 2009
Bachelor of Social Science in Education, Linköping University, 2008
Bachelor of Social Science in Public Health, Linköping University, 2007
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