About SFO-V

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Research in care sciences is essential to advance knowledge of health promotion, prevention, care, nursing, and rehabilitation. Today, more people survive injuries and conditions that were previously fatal, people are living longer, and new technologies are raising hopes for improved quality of life - yet the individual and societal costs of care remain high.

Vision

The overall vision for the strategic research program in Care Sciences is to ensure that the development and provision of healthcare services is based upon high quality care sciences research. The program presents the strategy for a new organization of care sciences research at Karolinska Institutet and Umeå University, increased collaboration with healthcare providers and the business sector, and the renewal and expansion of advanced education (Masters/PhD).

The Programme will pursue two distinct strategies:

  1. Establishment of a comprehensive and focused research agenda

This includes five core areas of high-quality research:

  • Women and child health
  • People living with long-term disability
  • Older adults living with activity limitations and participation restrictions
  • Cancer nursing and palliative care
  • Health systems, policy, management, informatics and economics
  1. The creation of a new organization for outreach and integration of research and practice

The strategic research programme will promote collaboration and invite stakeholders to take an active role in its work. The Programme will be strengthened and supported by the active engagement of the two universities' partner organizations: Stockholm and Västerbotten County Councils. It will be governed by a board that includes representatives from the community, academia, and from national bodies related to health and welfare.

Executive management and organisation

Organisation plan (pdf file)

The members in the executive management represent the surrounding society, academia and national organisations in the field of health care service, as well as Stockholm and Västerbotten county council.

Director

Lena Borell, professor, KI, chair
Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society 
Division of occupational therapy
Phone: +46 (0)8 524 838 10
Email: lena.borell@ki.se

Board members

Kristina Alexanderson, professor, KI, acting
Department of clinical neuroscience
Division of Insurance Medicine
Phone: +46 (0)8 524 832 00, 070-216 20 99
Email: kristina.alexanderson@ki.se

Lillemor Lundin Olsson, professor, UmU
Department of community medicine and rehabilitation
Unit of physiotherapy
Phone: +46 (0)90 786 9135
Email: lillemor.lundin.olsson@physiother.umu.se

Mats Brommels, professor, KI, vice chair
Core-leader for CORE 5
Department of learning, informatics, management and ethics
Medical Management Centre
Phone: +46 (0)8 524 869 30, 070-552 69 30
Email: mats.brommels@ki.se

Eva Nissen,  Professor, KI
Core-leader for CORE 1
Department of women's and children's health
Division of reproductive health
Phone: +46 (0)8 524, 070-523 73 81
Email: eva.nissen@ki.se

Christina Opava, Professor, KI
Core-leader for CORE 2
Department of neurobiology, care sciences and society 
Division of physiotherapy
Phone: +46 (0)8 524 888 80
Email: christina.opava@ki.se

Louise Nygård, professor, KI
Core-leader for CORE 3
Department of neurobiology, care sciences and society 
Division of occupational therapy
Phone KI: +46-(0)-8-524 837 92
Mobile:
Email KI: louise.nygard@ki.se

Carol Tishelman, professor, KI
Core-leader for CORE 4
Department of learning, informatics, management and ethics
Medical Management Centre
Phone: +46 (0)8 617 12 63, +46 (0)8 524 837 44, 070-516 3744
Email: carol.tishelman@ki.se

Lotta Widén Holmqvist, professor, KI, acting
Department of neurobiology, care sciences and society 
Division of physiotherapy
Phone: +46 (0)8 524 888 59, +46 (0)8 585 822 81, 070-870 45 25
Email: lotta.holmqvist@ki.se

Administrative coordinator

Samordnare

Miriam Entesarian Matsson

Telefon: 08-524 864 36
Enhet: Central ledningsadministration
E-post: Miriam.Entesarian@ki.se