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Gunnar Nilsson

Professor/district medical officer

About me

Professor of general medicine with emphasis on medical informatics.

Deputy Head of the Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care at the Department for Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS). Chair of the Docent Comittee.

Active in research work in general medicine, medical informatics and pedagogy.

Extensive experience in management and development work in higher education.

Clinical experience as a doctor for 27 years, within 10 different specialties, from 7 hospitals and more than 10 mecical units outside hospitals in Stockholm.

Certified good leadership competence.

Former Pro-Dean of Higher Education, Deputy Head of the Department NVS, Head of Division Family Medicine, and Head of the Centre for Family Medicine (Stockholm County Council).

Former guest professor at Stockholm University.

Research description

A bibliography of more than 80 scientific papers.

Research collaboration with 17 different professions.

External research grants as project leader; about 17 MSEK during the period 1999-2018. Numerous external grants as joint applicant; in total about 30 MSEK during the period 2001-2018.

Principal supervisor of 4 and joint supervisor of 11 doctoral candidates in 9 different professions, 3 and 5 of whom, respectively, have completed a doctoral thesis.

Member of examination bodies more than 10 times.

Teaching portfolio

Extensive experience within undergraduate, research courses and continuing education, including about 600 hours of teaching, supervision of several Master Course projects and a broad formal training in pedagogy.

Pedagogic research including 17 publications and supervising four pedagogic doctoral programmes, of which one is defended.

Extensive involvement in educational and faculty leadership and development, including positions as Director of Medical Education and Pro-Dean of Higher Education.

Experience from several strategic working groups and missions in higher education.


1974: High school qualification, Saltsjöbadens samskola.

1980: Degree in Medicine (M.D.), KI.

1983: Education in psychotherapy.

1989: Specialist in General Practice.

2000: Licentiate in Medicine (Med. Lic), KI.

2002: Doctor of Medical Science (Ph.D.), KI.

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Member of the Pedagogical Academy at KI since 2011.

Awarded the Pedagogic prize at KI in 2013.

Awarded a teaching sabbatical in Singapore for the period August-December 2014 by the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT).

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