I work as a university nurse at the Hematology Center at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, as well as researchers in the Lampic & Wettergren group at Karolinska Institutet
My research has consistently focused on psychosocial aspects of patients and relatives with cancer.
I finished my PhD in 2007 at Uppsala University with the thesis "Hope and Despair - Philosophy of life, expectations and optimism in cancer patient and their spouses”. The thesis involved life situation, philosophy of life, optimism and bereavement in patients with gastrointestinal cancer in a palliative phase, and their spouses, as well as on cancer patients' expectations on the time coming after they finished a curative cancer treatment.
I have done a postdoc 2012-2014 with Lena Wettergren in the Lampic & Wettergren group. The postdoctoral period was about to examine different aspects of children, adolescents and young adults' situation during and after cancer, such as life situation, school situation, sexuality, and fertility.
Now I am continuing to be associated to the Lampic & Wettergren group where I work with the project Fertility and sexuality following cancer (Fex-Can). The project aims to develop and test an internet-based psyco-educational program to reduce to reduce fertility distress and sexual problems after cancer treatment.
I also have an own research projects dealing with the life situation and return to work for patients who have undergone allogeneic stem cell transplantation. This project is closely linked to the health care development project to improve rehabilitation after allogeneic stem cell transplantation that was done at the Centre for Haematology in 2008- 2010.