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About me

I am a registered nurse since 2003 and I have mainly been working with cancer care, both at a ward, a day-care unit and as a research nurse.

I have a master in Medical Science with a major in Global Health from Karolinska Institutet 2010.

In 2010 I started my research education at Karolinska Institutet and in May 2014 I defended my thesis. The focus for my thesis was on health-related quality of life, independence and sexuality and both quantitative and qualitative methods were used.

From August 2014 I work as a junior lecturer at the Division of Nursing and I´m also involved in several research activities and belong to the research group Improving Health Experiences (Hexi) at the Division of Nursing.

Apart from that, I work as a coordinator for the the programme for doctoral education in health care science. The programme provides a range of learning activities for doctoral students within the specific research theme of health care science and also offers opportunities for networking. Webpage:


Lund University, Sweden,
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 120 credits  2000-2003
Medical anthropology, 5 credits   2005
Linköping University, Sweden,
Hematology, 10 credits  2006
Karolinska Institutet, Sweden,
Master of Medical Science with a major in Global Health, 60 credits  2009-2010

Degree of Doctor   2010-2014
Title of thesis: Being young with a cancer experience-
Health-related Quality of Life with special focus on independence and sexuality
Basic course in pedagogy, 7.5 credits   2014

Research description

Titel of thesis: Being young with a cancer experience- Health-related quality of life with sepcial focus on independence and sexuality.

One of the research projects I´m involved in (Screening for colorectal cancer- participant experiences in a cross-cultural perspective) aims at exploring how individuals reason when deciding to participate or not in a screening program and if gender, psychological and cultural aspects impact on the decision-making process. The project include both qualitative and quantitative methods. The project is part of the larger SCREESCO study (Screening of Swedish Colons). My responsibilities mainly concerns analyses of quantitative data from several questionnaires regarding shared decision-making, health literacy and anxiety. I am co-supervisor for one PhD-student working in the project. 

I´m also involved in a collaborative project with researchers from the Neatherlands. The aim is to provide insight in the acceptability of personalised risk-based breast cancer screening and primary prevention approaches for Swedish women. A mixed method study combining qualitative research methods (literature review and focus groups discussions) with quantitative research (online questionnaire survey) will be used. The literature reviews are finalised and we´re planning the empirical parts at the moment.


Teaching portfolio

Supervision and examination of bachelor and master theses.

Clinical teaching, seminars and examinations.

Course responsiblity for Cancer nursing (bachelor level) 7.5 credits

Academic honors, awards and prizes

Swedish Association of Paediatric Nurses: Nominated for Best thesis for doctoral degree in paediatric nursing 2014

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