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About me

University lecturer at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Science and Society, PhD in Medical Sciences, Registered Physiotherapist with a specialisation in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy

I gained my degree in physiotherapy from Karolinska Institutet in 1987 and have until 2008 worked as a clinician focused on orthopaedic manual therapy and sports medicine. In 2008 I started my doctoral studies in the Health Care Sciences Postgraduate School, registered at the Institute of Environmental Medicine, KI. I defended my thesis titled “Back and neck pain. Factors of importance for the prognosis” in 2013. My PhD is in the area of epidemiology and biostatistics.

Since 2011 I hold a position as a lecturer at the Division of Physiotherapy mainly teaching in the area of musculoskeletal disorders – clinical methodology. Between August 2014 and January 2015 I had a postdoctoral collaboration (50%) at the University of Gävle. 


Teaching and learning in Higher Education

PhD in Medical Sciences, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet
Title: Back and neck pain. Factors of importance for the prognosis.
Supervisors: Professor Lars Alfredsson, PhD Eva Skillgate, Professor Eva Vingård,
Professor Irene Jensen

Specialisation in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, Swedish Association of Physitherapists

Master Degree, Major in Biology (Aquatic ecology, Ecotoxicology), Stockholm University

Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy, Karolinska Institutet

Research description

My research has so far been focused on factors related to back and neck pain prognosis both in a public health as well as a clinical perspective.  I have a special research interest in physical activity, healthy lifestyle and sports medicine and hope to be able to focus on these areas in my future research. Further, liking health and aquatic environment in an epidemiologic perspective would be of great interest. I´m a member of two research groups at Karolinska Institute; "Musculoskeletal disorders from a bio-psycho-social perspective", led by Associate Professor Björn Äng, and “Musculoskeletal & Sports Injury Epidemiology Center”, led by Associate Professors Eva Skillgate and Lena Holm.

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