About me

I am a PhD student at Karolinska Institutet and a member of the social gerontology group at Aging Research Center (ARC). I have a master's degree in Public Health from Stockholm University (former CHESS) with a focus on inequality in health and a BA in Sociology from Stockholm University. 

The overall aim of my doctoral work is to increase the knowledge and understanding of the family’s role as a provider of cash and care over the life-course and how these transfers influence gender and socioeconomic inequalities within and across generations.

I'm affiliated to the National Graduate School on Ageing and Health - SWEAH.

Research description

The master thesis explored the role of perceived teacher support on student health and whether schools' student composition and gender made a difference in this relationship. The bachelor thesis focused on differences in health among swedish and foreignborn based on socioeconomic factors, social network and family relationships.


Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Swedish adults aged 77 years and older: Age differences in lifestyle changes. Augustsson, E., von Saenger, I., Agahi, N., Kåreholt, I., Ericsson, M. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. (2023).

Will your child take care of you in your old age? Unequal caregiving received by older parents from adult children in Sweden. von Saenger, I., Dahlberg, L., Augustsson, E. et al. Eur J Ageing 20, 8 (2023). 

HUR MÅR STOCKHOLMARNA EFTER 65? Beskrivning av hälsa och levnadsvanor 2002—2018. Nilsen C, Agahi N, von Saenger I, Österman J, Hedberg Rundgren Å och Lennartsson C. (2019). Rapport 2019:3. Stiftelsen Stockholms läns Äldrecentrum

Technical report for the Teacher Survey with linkage to the Stockholm School Survey. Kjellström, J., Holmin von Saenger, I., Jarl, E. L., & Modin, B. (2018). Stockholm University. 

Teaching portfolio

Pedagogical activities include supervising and mentoring master students, teaching medical students and staff at KI how to interact with patients, their families and how to handle ethical dilemmas as well as lecturing and being a seminarleader in educational settings both within and outside of KI. 

I initiated and ran a collaboration project between ARC and Stockholm School of Photography resulting in a short documentary and the photo exhibition Who is "older" in Sweden todayWho is considered “old” today? – ARC (ki-su-arc.se)

Moreover, I was a student representative in KI's group for a new pedagogical plan according to Strategi 2030.