About me

I obtained my professional diploma in physiotherapy at Karolinska Institutet 1993, Master of Science in physiotherapy at Karolinska Institutet 1997 and I defended my PhD in medical sciences at Karolinska Institutet in 2002, titled “Lumbar muscle fatigue Analysis of electromyography, endurance time and subjective factors in patients with lumbar disc herniation and healthy subjects”.

Between 2009-2015 I held a position as research assistant professor part-time, founded by Centrum för Vårdvetenskap. Since 2014, I am an associate professor in physiotherapy.

My clinical background is in physiotherapy of neurology, neurosurgery and orthopedics with specialization in orthopedics.

I have an extensive background as a leader of health care, as head of physiotherapy at neuro division (2005-2011), director of the department of Physiotherapy (2011-2016) and managing director of the Allied Health professionals function (2016-2020), senior strategic advisor of Research Education and Innovation (2021) at the Karolinska University Hospital and Health director of region Dalarna (2021-).

Research description

My research focus is on patients with neck pain or back pain of different origin with a special interest in exercise and physical activity, muscle function and behavioral interventions.

Teaching portfolio

My areas of teaching expertise are health care management, evidence based practice, physiotherapy. I have supervised one PhD-student and one post-doc as main supervisor, three PhD students as co-supervisor and 19 students' theses (bachelor and masters degree).

Pedagogical Courses:

1994 Clinical advisor training course  (5 Weeks) Karolinska Institutet.

2007 Pedagogical course for University Lecturer (3 Weeks) Karolinska Institutet.

2008 Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science (2 Weeks) Karolinska Institutet.

2010 Postgraduate supervisor training course (1 Week) Karolinska Institutet.

2010 Assessment course (2 Weeks) Karolinska Institutet.

2010 Course design (3 Weeks) Karolinska Institutet

2011 Postgraduate supervisor pedagogical course  (1 Week) Karolinska Institutet

2011 Leadership for research supervisors (2 Weeks) Karolinska Institutet


1993 Physiotherapy, Karolinska Institutet

1997 Master of Medical Science Physiotherapy, Karolinska Institutet

2002 PhD Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet

2004 Specialised physiotherapist in ortophedic physiotherapy

2014 Associate professor Physiotherapy, Karolinska Institutet