Affiliated to research
I work as a head of the Psychooncology unit at Theme Cancer at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, and are also connected to the Hematology Department at the Hospital. As a researcher I am in Yvonne Wengströms research group at Karolinska Institutet
My research has consistently focused on psychosocial aspects of patients and relatives with cancer.
I finished my PhD in 2007 at Uppsala University with the thesis "Hope and Despair - Philosophy of life, expectations and optimism in cancer patient and their spouses”. The thesis involved life situation, philosophy of life, optimism and bereavement in patients with gastrointestinal cancer in a palliative phase, and their spouses, as well as on cancer patients' expectations on the time coming after they finished a curative cancer treatment.
I have done a postdoc 2012-2014 in the Lampic & Wettergren group. The postdoctoral period was about to examine different aspects of children, adolescents and young adults' situation during and after cancer, such as life situation, school situation, sexuality and fertility in the Fex-Can project.
Now I mainly focus on research dealing with the situation of patients who undergo allogeneic stem cell transplantation and their caregivers. One of my projects are the Work after allo (WaA) where we prospectively study sick-leave and return to work up to five years after the treatment. Another project, Hold on, is about developing and evaluating an individual intervention for caregivers before such a treatment in a multicenter study.