Åsa Olsson

Åsa Olsson

Adjunct Lecturer | Phd Student
Visiting address: Alfred Nobels Allé 23, D2, Flemingsberg, 14183
Postal address: H1 Neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle, H1 Omvårdnad Lars E Eriksson, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a specialist nurse with several years of clinical experience mainly from
    elder care. Since 2017 I have worked in the City of Stockholm as a facilitator of
    collaboration between university and municipalities.
    One of my goals with my work is to increase the possibilities for
    collaboration and thereby reduce the gap between academia and elder care.
    Within the framework of my employment I am a
    PhD student at the division of nursing. My research builds and expands
    on earlier and ongoing research within the DöBra research program.
    My doctoral project is an action research project in which we explore the implementation of proactive End-of-Life
    conversations between residents and/or family members in Residential Care Homes.
    We aim to explore EoL conversations and its impact from the perspective of residents, family, staff and management.
    Additionally I am a project leader for a three-year-long collaborative project aiming at facilitating collaboration between KI educational programs and municipalities.

    I am affiliated to SWEAH, the National Graduate School on Ageing and Health
    [1] https://www.sweah.lu.se/


  • End-of-life, palliative care, public health, elder care, qualitative methods, interpretive description, action research, qualit of life, person centred care, advance care planning, family centred care, dementia


  • I have a background as a pedagogical developer in the medical education unit at Karolinska Institutet, where I was course coordinator. I have studied 15 credits in higher education pedagogy and have many years of experience in supervising students.



  • Phd Student, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-2025
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2018-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Master Of Medical Science 60 Credits, Karolinska Institutet, 2017
  • Postgraduate Diploma In Specialist Nursing, Karolinska Institutet, 2017

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