Helena Lindgren holds a position as senior lecturer and is also an associate professor specializing in reproductive and perinatal health.
Helena Lindgren holds a position as senior lecturer and is also an associate professor specializing in reproductive and perinatal health. She has extensive experience from teaching at midwifery programs and master program in care sciences. She is the head of division for sexual, reproductive and perinatal health at the department of women’s and children’s health at Karolinska Institutet since 2016 and the program director for the midwifery program at KI. She is member of the international committee and the board of education within the Swedish Midwives Association.
Her research focus is on models of care for optimal outcomes during pregnancy and childbirth. She has conducted epidemiological studies, intervention studies and she has also extensive experience from complex interventions using qualitative data for evaluations and enhanced understanding. HL is the innovator of the MIMA-model (Midwives' Management during the second stage of labor) which showed a reduction in perineal injuries among first-time mothers. She is since 2017 a guest professor at the University of Gondar in Ethiopia. After graduation as a midwife I worked in labor wards and assisted planned home births for several years before entering the PhD program and teaching midwifery students.
My professional experience as a midwife comes mainly from care in labor and birth. I have worked clinically in labor wards and assisted planned home births during several years. I am the editor of two text books for midwives - Midwives' management in normal birth (Barnmorskans handläggning vid normal förlossning) and Reproductive health - the midwives' competence area (Reproduktiv hälsa - barnmorskans kompetensområde). Helena has dual registration as nurse and midwife.
Research projects where Helena Lindgren is the Principal Investigator:
- MIMA – Midwives' management during second stage of labor
- EMMA-program (co-leader professor Erica Schytt) Enhanced Maternity care for Migrant women – research to Action
- Dalarna University, Certified nurse 1992-93
- Mälardalen University, Certified midwife 1998-99
- Mälardalen University, Masters degree 2002
- PhD Karolinska Institutet 2008-05-16
Academic honours, awards and prizes
Sahlgrenska academy award for best education program.