About me

I am Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the subject area of Carin Sciences, esp. Nursing Science (2003), an Associate Professor in Perioperative Nursing (2009) and a Professor in Nursing 2012-2018 at Örebro University.

Since 2018 I am a Professor of Nursing  at Karolinska Insitute in combination with a clinical position as University nurse/ specialist nurse at Perioperative Medicine and Intensive Care, Karolinska Univeristy Hospital. 

Research description

Postoperative recovery

The project aims to describe, measure, define and explain postoperative recovery. Both qualitative and quantitative methods are used in order to search for differences and similarities, factors that influence postoperative recovery as well as create a model / theory and to further development of the Swedish version of Quality of Recovery (SwQoR). The project is based on the patient's perspective, but relatives and the staff's views are also studied.


RAPP - Recovery Assessment by Phone Points.

RAPP is digital monitoring system including web administrator interface and a smartphone application (app) where the patient’s own mobile phone is used. The app includes Swedish web-version of Quality of Recovery (SwQoR) questionnaire that enables patients to report postoperative symptoms and at home as well as a and a function that allows the patient to get in contact with the healthcare. Clinicaltrials.gov NCT02492191


SEHLO - Self-efficacy and health literacy influence outcome after bariatric surgery

The project aims to study health literacy, self-efficacy and registry data from the Scandinavian Obesity Surgery Registry (SOReg) in a group of people who have undergone bariatric surgery


DiCASS- Digital Cognitive Assessment and Support after Surgery

This project aims to develop and evaluate patient-operated and user friendly cognitive digital test tool to be implemented in routine practice and to explore the association between postoperative cognitive function, postoperative recovery, eHealth literacy and social support.


Defining the role and competence of the nurse working at the PACU

This project is an international and national collaboration with the aim to describe and compare the role and competence of the nurse working at the PACU both from a national as well as an international perspective.


Health literacy

The overall aim of this study is to psychometric evaluate the Swedish and Arabic versions of HLS-EU-Q16 and eHEALS, and to compare Arabic and Swedish speakers’ Health literacy, eHealth literacy levels and health in Sweden. HLS-EU-Q16 (The Health Literacy Survey European Questionnaire) measuring general health literacy and eHEALS (eHealth literacy scale) measuring electronic health literacy. The project also aims to study eHealth literacy among people that have suffered from Covid -19 and have been cared for in an Intensive care unit.

Teaching portfolio

I have more than 10 years of experience of being examiner for all Clinical and theoretical Courses in Nursing Science, Anaesthetic Nursing in Specialist Nursing Programme - Anaesthesia Care. Five years of experience of being examiner for Nursing Science, Degree Project (Examensarbete – Magister), advanced level. As well as experience of being examiner for other Nursing courser on advanced level such as courses in hygiene. 

I have been the Director of the, Doctoral Programme in Healthcare Sciences School of Medical Sciences, Örebro university for three years.


Registered Nurse, 1980, Karlstad University

Graduate diploma in specialist nursing anaesthesia care, RNA, 1985, University Vest

PhD in Nursing, 2003, Linköping University

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