Louise Lundborg

Louise Lundborg

Postdoctoral researcher

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About me

I completed my PhD at Department of Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology Division at Karolinska Institutet 2022. My doctoral research focused on reappraisal of labor duration and current defintions of normal progression. The research aim to investigate the balance between necessary and unnecessary interventions during labour in the pursuit of a future clinically and pshycologically safe enviroment for women and infant. All four studies was quantative data from the Stockholm- Gotland obstetric database linked health and other databases. My clinical work is mainly based in the delivery ward, working clinically as a midwife since 2007. Along with my research I have a position as Vice President for the Swedish Midwifery Association.

Research description

I have a  Post doc position at Clinical Epidemiology Division, where I will focus my research on the effect of medical interventions during labors and shortterm and longterm outcomes in offspring,  using national health databases. I am also involved in a Randomized trial where a new tool for labor progression ( Labor Care Guide)  will be tested in clinical setting, launched during 2023,  Picrino trial.

Furthermore, I examine a continuity care model during pregnancy, delivery and postpartum, Caseload at Karolinska Sjukhuset.

Teaching portfolio

Barnmorskeprogrammet, Midwifery education Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University, ongoing.

Amelprojektet, Education project, project leading and teaching about Female Genital Mutilation, 2016-2018

CEPS, Neonatal resuscitation instructor for clinical training 2016-2018


PhD in Epidemiology and Medical science " Safe labour – reappraisal of labour duration and clinical management for improved maternal and infant outcome " 2018-2022

Research school for clinicians in  Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, 2018-2020

Master of Medical Science, Midwifery Science, Uppsala University ,2016

Higher education in Health science, Mittuniversitetet Sundsvall, 2015

Registered Midwife , Karolinska Institutet 2005-2007

Registered nurse, Sophiahemmets Högskola 1995-2000

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Karolina Widerströms Scholarship for eminent academics, 2019

Kvinnofridspriset,  Länsstyrelsen Stockholm, Gender equality and protective support for Women Price, The County of administry board, 2017

Midwiferystudents clinical teaching acknowledgement, Karolinska Institutet  2011