Ann-Helen Patomella

Ann-Helen Patomella

Senior Lecturer/Occupational Therapist | Docent
Telephone: +46852483726
Visiting address: Alfred Nobels Allé 23, 14183 Huddinge
Postal address: H1 Neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle, H1 Arbetsterapi Patomella, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am acting Head of the Division of Occupational Therapy at the Department 

  • of NVS, KI. I am an Associate Professor, occupational therapist, researcher 
  • and senior Lecturer. I defended my thesis 2008 and the title of my thesis 
  • was: Driving ability among people with stroke
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    My ongoing research is focusing on mobility (driving and general mobility for 
  • older adults) and prevention of stroke. I am mainly teaching in master
    courses (scientific methods).
    2020 Docent in Occupational Therapy
    1998 BSc in Occupational Therapy
    2002 MSc in Occupational Therapy
    2008 PhD in Occupational Therapy


  • My research has a main core of everyday activities for possibilities to be participating and included in meaningful activities. Included is the focus on develeloping and evaluating intervenetions based in everyday activities and that would reduce risk for non-communicable disease. 


  • I have been teaching in occupational therapy since 2008 and currently I am 

  • teaching in master courses on measurement, methods and occupational therapy. 
  • I am module coordinator in the European Master of Occupational Therapy,  
  • module 5.


All other publications



  • Senior Lecturer/Occupational Therapist, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2020
  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2008
  • Master Of Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet, 2002
  • Bachelor Of Science In Occupational Therapy, Karolinska Institutet, 1998

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