Welcome Naima Kayser Leeoza!

New research assistant at NVS.

Photo: Stockholm School of Economics

What is your mission at NVS?/What will you be working with?

The tasks will mainly be related to the Survey on the living conditions of older people - SWEOLD. I will quality review, compile and present SWEOLD 2021 data, as well as do literature search, statistical analysis and interpretation of results. In addition to that, my tasks will also include supporting and assisting researchers with analysable data and qualified statistical analyses, as well as more routine research tasks, administration and tasks related to the education that the researchers in the group conduct.

Which division will you be working at?

I am going to be a part of Aging Research Center (ARC), a division within department of Neurobiology, Caring Sciences and Society (NVS).

What do you look forward to the most in your new position?

Being part of KI before , I know how passionately all the departments at Karolinska Institutet work with their own missions, goals, objectives individually , as well as together with a collective mission towards world class quality research. With my position at ARC, I am looking forward to learn new sets of skills and knowledge related to aging and older people’s living conditions.  Being able to work towards making a better quality of life for the older group of people of which I will be a part of in near future is not only exciting but also rewarding for me.

Where have you been active before and what have you done earlier?

I began my academic journey in Sweden as a research and educational administrator at the department of Public Health, Karolinska Institutet. Later, I joined Stockholm School of Economics as a part-time departmental administrator and at Stockholm University as a part-time research assistant at the Department of Psychology working with pre-school children’s socio-emotional competences (Stockholm PATHS Project). In all three positions mentioned above, I learned how to handle the sudden workload efficiently, prioritise and organise my work, and be efficient at all times.

When you are not working, what do you do for recreation?

When I do not work I love to utilize my brain for creative works like painting, making small DIY (Do it yourself) projects at home, handicrafts like needle felting and reading books!

Are you reading a book at the moment? Which one?

I am currently reading “Homo Deus” by Yuval Noah Harari.

Tell us about the most beautiful place you have visited?

For me, there are many. However the place I would love to visit over and over again is “Scotland”! I felt it was the most beautiful and calming place I have ever visited in my life.

What makes you happy?

Being able to help others through my work and contributions towards research, A big fat smile on my toddler’s face and my creative creations.