About me

Commonly known as Linnéa, I am a research assistant for KI's Clinical Management Research Group at the Medical Management Centre. A large portion of my work is within the research program "Patients in the driver’s seat! A multimethod partnership program on patient-driven innovations" (PIF). My research is mostly qualitative, exploring topics within patient-centered care, co-creation of research, innovation, and care, decision-making and behavioral models, and complexity in healthcare.

With a Master's in Public Health from Lund University, prior education from the US and Austria, and having worked abroad, I have an international and interdisciplinary background which has provided me with a unique curiosity and strong interest in health care policy and management.

Research description


Current project areas include:

  • Partnership research and co-creation
  • Patient innovations and business model canvas
  • NASSS-CAT framework for mapping complexity in health care
  • Home-monitoring and self-monitoring in partnership with Södertälje Sjukhus
  • Immunity to change and behavioral models
  • Decision-making within emergency medical services


Szpilman D, Palacios-Aguilar J, Barcala-Furelos R, Baker S, Dunne C, Peden AE, Brander R, Claesson A, Avramidis S, Leavy J, Luckhaus JL, Manino LA, Marques O, Nyitrai NJ, Pascual-Gomez LM, Springer L, Stanley TJ, Venema AM, Queiroga AC. Drowning and aquatic injuries dictionary. Resuscitation Plus. Volume 5, March 2021, 100072. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resplu.2020.100072  


Master thesis: “Learning to swim is like learning Swedish”: A Grounded Theory study of  immigrant swim teacher’s conceptualization of swimming ability and their strategies used for  newly immigrated families. Lund University. 2019. Supervisor: Maria Emmelin. http://lup.lub.lu.se/student-papers/record/8990244  

My thesis involved collecting and analyzing qualitative data for a research need identified together with the Swedish Lifesaving Association (SLS) on the meaning of swimming ability among immigrant teachers in Sweden, as well as identifying barriers and strategies when teaching immigrant families. In-depth open-ended interviews were conducted using a Constructivist Grounded Theory methodology. Results were used within the context of an ongoing project at SLS targeting swim ability and water safety among Middle Eastern immigrant families.  


Master of Medical Science in Public Health (MPH) | Lund University (2017-2019) 

Bachelor of Arts in International and Global Affairs and Development, and German Studies. English minor | University of North Carolina Greensboro, USA | GPA 3.88/4.0 Magna Cum Laude (2012-2016) 

6-month study abroad | Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria (2015) 

North Carolina Emergency Medical Technician, 228 hours | NCOEMS USA (2017) 

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Delta Phi Alpha German Honors Society | Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society | The National Society of Collegiate Scholars