Linda Eriksson


PhD student 75%
University teacher 25%

About me

I am a part-time PhD student (75%) and part-time university teacher (25%) at the Division of Nursing, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, at Karolinska institutet. My early academic background includes a BSc and MSc in Psychology. I later decided I wanted to become a registered nurse and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Care. I have worked several years in the field of haematology as a registered nurse, both abroad and in Sweden. As a university teacher, I am mainly involved in clinical student and placements clinical training skills for undergraduate students in Nursing at Karolinska Institutet.

Research description

My PhD research focuses on the return-to-work process after an allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT).

To return to work after long-term sickness absence is an important goal for allo-HSCT survivors. To return to gainful employment after a very long and intensive treatment that requires full-time sickness absence improves your quality of life. Research regarding the occupational situation for other cancer diagnoses has increased over the last few years. However, there is a lack of research on the occupational situation of allo-HSCT survivors, which limits both health care staff and other relevant resources, in their knowledge and support for this young patient group.

As a PhD student, I am part of Yvonne Wengström's research group.


Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Goldsmiths College, University of London, 1998.

Master of Science, Psychology, University of Exeter, 2003.

Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (Adult), University of Greenwich, 2008.