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Research at the Division of Occupational Therapy

Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy aim to contribute towards knowledge about human occupation and its relationship to health, human development and participation i everyday life.

Occupation is understood as culturally defined and individually valued activities that humans perform on a daily basis over the course of their lives in such environments as home, work, and school, as well as leisure venues.

Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy generates knowledge about:

  • The interaction between occupation and individual/contextual conditions.
  • Ways in which participation and engagement in occupation contributes to health and development.
  • Consequences of injury, illness, impairment, and environmental barriers on occupation and participation.
  • Occupation-based interventions that enable participation in everyday occupations.

There are three research groups and a number of independent research projects withtin the Division of Occupational therapy.

Research groups and their projects

The CACTUS research group

Cognitive Accessibility and Technology Use when Ageing in home and Society

Research leader


Louise Nygård

Telefon: 08-524 837 92
Enhet: Sektionen för arbetsterapi

The HELD research group

Health in Everyday Life among people with neurological Disorders

Research leaders

Professor, senior

Lena Von Koch

Telefon: 070-786 93 86
Enhet: Held


Eric Asaba

Telefon: 08-524 838 38
Enhet: Sektionen för arbetsterapi


Charlotte Ytterberg

Telefon: 08-585 822 77
Enhet: Sektionen för fysioterapi

Participation and agency in everyday activities for persons living with chronic conditions

Research leader


Staffan Josephsson

Telefon: 08-524 837 54
Enhet: Sektionen för arbetsterapi

Independent research projects

Completed research projects

You can find more information about research projects that have been completed at the Division of Occupational Therapy


Here you can find a list of publications