Senior lecturer/physcial therapist
I have combined position as senior lecturer at the Division of physiotherapy and the Karolinska University Hospital where I'm the Director of Research and Development for Function Allied Health Professionals. I also have a position as a scientific leader at the Research and Development unit for the care of older people, FOU nu, in Stockholm County Council. These positions enables me to combine research, implementation and education.
My focus is on physical activity and exercise and the effects of those in vulnerable older people in different settings and contexts; community-dwelling vulnerable older people, rehabilitation in geriatric clinics as well as institutions. My research has thus also focused on evaluating outcome measures in relation to muscle strength and overall physical function. Recently, I have also initiated research projects within the area of preoperative exercise with a focus on older people with abdominal cancer as well as within the area of health care utilization and risk factors for readmisson among patients discharged from geriatric in-hospital care. My combined position give me excellent possibilities to conduct clinically relevant research and increase the possibility of successful implementation.
I teach regularly on the basic- advanced- and research education level and I supervise master student on a regular basis. I have been main supervisor for one PhD-student and co-supervisor for one. At present, I'm a co-supervisor for one PhD-student and main supervisor for a postdoc.
I graduated as a physiotherapist in 1991. In 1999 I received my bachelor degree and in 2007 my doctoral degree at Karolinska Institutet.