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About me

I am researcher in medical education at the Evaluation Unit (EVAL), Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME). I have been working with medical education since 2008 and affiliated with the Karolinska Institutet since 2011. After completing my PhD in 2016 with the title “It takes two to tango – an inquiry into healthcare professional education environments “, I now work as project manager at EVAL, heading  course experience surveying of doctoral students.

I am also a registered chiropractor and former affiliated researcher and senior lecturer at the Scandinavian College of Chiropractic. 

Education

Undergraduate degree in Chiropractic, Scandinavian College of Chiropractic (2003)

Swedish State Registered/Licensed Chiropractor issued by the Swedish Board for Health and Welfare (2006)

Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education (CertMedEd), University of Dundee (2008)

Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education (DipMedEd), University of Dundee (2009)

Masters in Medical Education (MMedEd), University of Dundee (2010)

PhD in Medical Science (Medical Education), Karolinska Institutet (2016)

Research description

My research is focusing on the environment in which students learn and teachers work, and how educational stakeholders in different health care professions perceive and experience their educational environment and how we can develop educational environments that are apt for different healthcare professional trainings. More specifically, regarding the meaning of educational environments at large – how can we understand the inner dynamic of educational environments and better understand b the different facets of educational environment to be able to support the development of sustainable high quality learning environments. I have a mixed-method approach to my research, employing methods deriving from both the quantitative and qualitative research tradition.

I have also an interest in research regarding neck pain and altered proprioception and the effect on these with manual therapies. 

Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Chiropractic Education

Peer reviewer commissions: BMC Medical Education, Advances in Health Sciences Education, Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Journal of Chiropractic Education, International Journal of Medial Education (IJME), Journal of Chiropractic Humanities, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development and Journal of Chiropractic Medicine.

Academic honours, awards and prizes

”Prize winning submission”, Association of Chiropractic Colleges and Research Agenda Conference (2012)

“Researcher of the year”, Swedish Chiropractic Association (2009 & 2013)  

Publications

Exploring chiropractic students' experiences of the educational environment in healthcare professional training: a qualitative study
Palmgren Pj, Laksov Kb
BMC medical education 2015;15():128-

Reassessing the educational environment among undergraduate students in a chiropractic training institution: A study over time
Palmgren Pj, Sundberg T, Laksov Kb
The Journal of chiropractic education 2015;29(2):110-26

Exploring perceptions of the educational environment among undergraduate physiotherapy students
Palmgren Pj, Lindquist I, Sundberg T, Nilsson Gh, Laksov Kb
International journal of medical education 2014;5():135-46

Is there a chilly climate? An educational environmental mixed method study in a chiropractic training institution
Palmgren Pj, Chandratilake M, Nilsson Gh, Laksov Kb
The Journal of chiropractic education 2013;27(1):11-20

Perception of educational environment among undergraduate students in a chiropractic training institution
Palmgren Pj, Chandratilake M
The Journal of chiropractic education 2011;25(2):151-63

Cervicocephalic kinesthetic sensibility and postural balance in patients with nontraumatic chronic neck pain--a pilot study
Palmgren Pj, Andreasson D, Eriksson M, Hägglund A
Chiropractic & osteopathy 2009;17():6-

HEAD REPOSITIONING ACCURACY AND POSTUROGRAPHY RELATED TO CERVICAL FACET NERVE BLOCKADE AND SPINAL MANIPULATIVE THERAPY IN HEALTHY VOLUNTEERS: A TIME SERIES STUDY
Palmgren Pj, Lindeberg A, Nath S, Heikkla H
JOURNAL OF MANIPULATIVE AND PHYSIOLOGICAL THERAPEUTICS 2009;32(3):193-202

Effect of chiropractic treatment on hip extension ability and running velocity among young male running athletes
Sandell J, Palmgren Pj, Björndahl L
Journal of chiropractic medicine 2008;7(2):39-47

Improvement after chiropractic care in cervicocephalic kinesthetic sensibility and subjective pain intensity in patients with nontraumatic chronic neck pain
Palmgren Pj, Sandstrom Pj, Lundqvist Fj, Heikkila H
JOURNAL OF MANIPULATIVE AND PHYSIOLOGICAL THERAPEUTICS 2006;29(2):100-6

Improvement after chiropractic care in cervicocephalic kinesthetic sensibility and subjective pain intensity in patients with nontraumatic chronic neck pain (vol 29, pg 100, 2006)
Palmgren P
JOURNAL OF MANIPULATIVE AND PHYSIOLOGICAL THERAPEUTICS 2006;29(4):340-340

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