About me

Current position

University level Karolinska Institutet Department of Neurobiology, Caring Sciences and Society, division of Physical Therapy 2013- (100%). Amount of research within the employment about 25%. Associated professor (Docent). Spring 2011

Previous positions and periods of appointment

Research assistant Health University Linköping. 1991-1992. University lecturer/associated professor Karolinska Institutet, Department of Neurobiology, Caring Sciences and Society, division of Physical Therapy from 2002-currently Ergonomist at Karolinska Institutet Department of Public Health, division of Work and Environmental Medicine from 2002-2012


Fifty-six referee-reviewed publications (see below)   Presentations at national and international conferences (see below). Grant holder in TRAMA project (Ett EU-finansierat projekt 2008-2009). Member in networks on Occupational Health Services 2010-2013, Regeneritive Medicine, Swedish biomechanics Society

Previous and current research funding.

Music Norrtälje 2002-2006: 6 research months NVV, about 150 000 SEK in total AFA insurance 2010-2013: 2 500 000 SEK. KI-fonden 2010-2013: about 130 000 SEK in total. Co-worker in several other projects (5%-10% employed at KI, NVS) Private funding 2011: 175 000 (BACKAPP AB), 2014: 325 000 (Scandinavian Business Seating AS) Qinematic – insurance company financed a project 575 000 SEK

Education at the Karolinska Institutet

Co-supervisor of three ongoing doctoral students: John Ressman, Tom Torstensen, Magdalena Fresk Main supervisor of one finished doctoral student: Roman Kuster 2021 Co-supervisor of three finished doctoral student: Christina Olsson, 2010, Ingrid Claesson, 2018, Elena Tseli 2019. External mentor for two doctoral students at the Karolinska Institutet (2009 and 2017) Supervision of exam projects at bachelor level >150 students. Supervision of exam projects at advanced level >90 students. International supervisors at bachelor and master level. Head course organization for several courses on bachelor, advanced and doctoral level Member in several halftime and disputation committees 2012-2019 Coordinator international collaborations with Rosario University Bogota Colombia, ZWAH (Zurich, Switzerland)., Bern University (Switzerland).

Research description

Movement science in a broad perspective Epidemiology



Higher education degree(s)

Master in public health 1988 University of Maastricht the Netherlands. Physical Therapy, 1995, Karolinska Institutet. Doctoral degree 2006, Med Dr. Karolinska Institutet. Doctoral thesis title: Work and Neck/Shoulder Pain – Risk and Prognostic factors.

Pedagogics for university teachers. Karolinska institutet (framtidens lärare) Supervisor courses 2009 and 2017.


Academic honours, awards and prizes

“Best teacher in physiotherapy” –reward winner: 2015 and 2017, nomitated nearly every year since 2014

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