Malin Edqvist

Malin Edqvist

Affiliated to research

About me

I hold a senior position as University midwife at the Department of Women's Health and Health Professions at the Karolinska University Hospital. I am affiliated to the Reproductive, Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology research group at the Clinical Epidemiology Division, Karolinska Institutet.



Research description

My main research interest is to improve maternity care for women giving birth and I am currently involved in two research projects. The IMCA project (Improving maternity care with agile implementation approaches) is an implementation research project. We investigate if agile methodology, combined with a model for designing behaviour change can complement an implementation framework to increase the knowledge on how to tailor context-specific implementation strategies in maternity care. Within this project we are using agile implementation strategies to adapt and implement, and evaluate a care process designed to enhance patient participation and safety during labour and birth. 

The Oneplus project is a multicentre randomized controlled trial which evaluates a clinical practice among midwives to prevent severe perineal trauma. The first publication in the Oneplus project was recently published in the Lancet. Follow up studies involve Swedish Women’s After Birth Experiences (SWEA).




2018-2020 Postdoctoral position at the Institution of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University

2017 PhD degree, Institution of Health and Caring Sciences, The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg

2003 Midwifery degree, Karolinska Institutet

1995 Nursing degree, Borås University