About me

I am a registered nurse. For many years, I have been working in an intensive care unit at Karolinska University Hospital Solna, where I also started up a follow-up clinic for intensive care unit survivors. In 2013, I became doctor of medicine. Today, I am active as associate professor in the research group Surgical Care Science. I am the main supervisor for one PhD student and the co-supervisor for five PhD students.

Research description

In general, my research interest and previous research are in the area of physical, psychological and cognitive recovery after acute life-threatening diseases. My research also focuses on health-related quality of life after esophageal cancer surgery. I primarily conduct studies using data from national cohort studies.


  • Associate professor in Nursing, 2021, Karolinska Institutet
  • PhD in Clinical Medical Science, 2013, Karolinska Insitutet. Thesis: Physical and psychological problems after critical illness: prediction, detection and treatment. Main supervisor: MD Peter Sackey
  • MSc Clinical Medical Science 2012, Karolinska Institutet
  • BSc Care Science, 2001, Uppsala
  • Specialist nurse, 1997, Göteborg
  • Registered nurse, 1993, Östersund  

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Patient safety awards, Stockholm County Council, in 2012 and 2015. Awards for excellent patient-centered work, Karolinska University Hospital and Stockholm County Council in 2011