SOLIID

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SOLIID - Sustainable Organizational Learning, Innovation, Improvement and Development in Health and Social services - is a research network with two main nodes, Karolinska Institutet and Umeå University. SOLIID works with action oriented organizational research within health and social services, with a focus on sustainability in organizational learning, innovation, improvement and development.

SOLIID focuses on research that will shed light on how to build organizational structures and processes that enhances sustainable learning, innovation, development and improvement in complex organizational systems. This multi-disciplinary area of interest involves both health and social services and the main part of the networks research projects are based on action oriented and mixed methods approaches.

Research builds on several areas such as Organizational behavior, Organizational Development, Organizational Learning, Strategic and Change management, Dissemination and Implementation research, Quality Improvement, Organizational creativity and innovation, Knowledge management, and Work and Organizational psychology. The members of the research network have different backgrounds medicine, nursing, psychology, management, economy, public health, sociology, work science and engineering.

Themes and ongoing projects

Research within the SOLIID-research network is currently focusing on eight slightly overlapping themes. Additional applications for research funds are continuing in order to develop the research within the themes. More detailed information on specific projects and publications can be found under SOLIID Project info and SOLIID Publications below.

  1.     Building Structures for Sustainable Organizational Learning and Quality Improvement
  2.     Enhancing Health promotion and Preventive approaches
  3.     Innovative Service Development in Health and Social Care
  4.     Change Facilitating Agencies
  5.     Implementing Support for Families and Children
  6.     Strategies of Large Change Programs
  7.     Improving Life for the Frail Older People
  8.     Improving Patient Safety

Research group members

Research group leader

Senior lecturer

Monica Nyström

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 836 20
Organizational unit: MMC/SOLIID
E-mail: Monica.Nystrom@ki.se

Core group

  • Monica Andersson Bäck, (MAB) PhD Work science, Department of Social work, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden and The Swedish Institute for Health Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
  • Kristina Edvardsson, (KE) PhD Public Health,  Department of Clinical Sciences, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Umeå University, Umeå University, and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at La Trobe University, Judith Lumley Centre, Australia
  • Eva Eurenius, PhD, Dep. of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University and R&D unit Västerbotten County Council
  • Rickard Garvare, (RG) Professor, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Luleå University of Technology
  • Emma Granström, (EG) Research assistant, Dep. LIME, MMC, Karolinska Institutet
  • Johan Hansson, (JH) PhD, Dep. LIME, MMC, Karolinska Institutet (&LEAD)
  • Elisabet Höög, (EH) PhD, Dep. LIME, MMC, Karolinska Institutet 50% and Dep. of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University 50%)
  • Anneli Ivarsson, (AI) MD, PhD Paediatrics, Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences and Dep. of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University
  • Helene Johansson, (HJ) PhD in Public Health, Post Doc, Dep. of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University
  • Therese Kardakis, (TK) PhD student, MSc in Public Health and in Business Administration, Dep. of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University and affiliated to Dep. LIME, MMC, Karolinska Institutet
  • Helena Strehlenert, (HS) PhD student, MSc in Work and Organizational Psychology, Dep. LIME, MMC, Karolinska Institutet (& Procome)
  • Linda Sundberg, (LS) PhD student, Licensed Psychologist, Dep. of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University. Affiliated to Dep. LIME, MMC, Karolinska Institutet
  • Darcey Terris, (DT) PhD, Evaluation Lead and Quality Improvement Specialist, Institute for Behavioral Research, Centre for Family Research, University of Georgia, USA and Mannheim Institute of Public Health, Social and Preventive Medicine (MIPH), Heidelberg University, Germany.
  • Lars Weinehall, (LW) Professor, Dep. of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University
  • Anna Westerlund, (AW) PhD-student, MSc in Work and Organizational Psychology, Dep. of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University
  • Charlotte Millde Luthander, (CML)  MD, PhD student, Dep. of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset, Karolinska Institutet

Affiliated researchers in projects and programs

  • André Baumgart, (AB) PhD, Mannheim Institute of Public Health, Social and Preventive Medicine (MIPH), Heidelberg University, Germany and Lucerne Canton hospital, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Claire Brown, (CB) PhD, Sociology, Brisbane, Australia Affiliated to Dep. LIME, MMC, Karolinska Institutet
  • Charlotta Grunewald, (CG) MD, Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dep. of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset, Karolinska Institutet; Manager of the Delivery unit, Karolinska university hospital
  • Henna Hasson, (HH) PhD, Social medicine, Dep. LIME, MMC, Karolinska Institutet and The Swedish Institute for Health Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
  • Ulf Högberg, (UH) MD, Professor, Department of Women, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Uppsala university
  • Ann Scheck McAlearney, (ASM), Professor and Vice Chair for Research, ScD in Health Policy and Management, Dep. of Family Medicine, Ohio State University’s College of Medicine
  • Kerstin Möller, (KM) PhD, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University
  • Peter Spurgeon, (PS) Professor, PhD in Occupational psychology, Professor of Health Service Management, Director, International Inst. for Clinical Leadership, University of Warwick. Adjunct Professor, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia.
  • Lena Talman, (LT) MSc, PhD student, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare (HVV), Mälardalen University, Sweden

Publications

Publication list

SOLIID publication list (updated April 2016)

Selected publications

Financing

The Vinnvård program - a consortium of funders: Vårdalstiftelsen, Vinnova, Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs; Vårdalstiftelsen; Vinnova; Patient Insurance LÖF; Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR); SFO-V - Strategic Research Programme in Care Sciences at Karolinska Institutet and Umeå University funded by the Swedish Research Council; Swedish National Institute of Public Health; FAS-centre for Global Health at Umeå University, The Swedish foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT), Västerbottens County Council (VLL), Luzerner Kantonsspital, Switzerland.

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