Charlotte Ytterberg

Senior lecturer/physcial therapist

About me

I am an associate professor (docent) in health services research and I have a joint appointment as a senior lecturer at Karolinska Institutet and physiotherapist with specialist competence at the Karolinska University Hospital. I am adjunct professor at the University of Southern Denmark. I defended my thesis in 2008 titled: A two-year study of people with multiple sclerosis - Aspects of disability, perceived impact, needs and satisfaction with care. Since then I have combined research and teaching. I am research group leader of the research team Neuroepidemiology and Health Services Research and I have a close collaboration with the research team HELD.

Research description

My research is interdisciplinary and I have several ongoing interdisciplinary collaborations both nationally in different regions of Sweden and internationally in high-, low-, and middle income countries such as Denmark, USA and Uganda. My research is clinically based and in several projects I use co-creation/co-design with patients and healthcare providers in the development, evaluation and implementation of complex interventions. I collaborate with several research teams in studies of the effects of neurological disease on health, function, activity and participation in society. I study individuals' need for and satisfaction with health care interventions, as well as their utilization of these interventions. I also study how the patients' needs and concerns are captured by health care and the importance of person-centred rehabilitation. 

Teaching portfolio

I have experience in teaching and supervision at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level, mainly at the Physiotherapy program and course leader for the freestanding course Physiotherapy in neurological disability.