Caroline Olsson

Caroline Olsson

Telephone: +46852486506
Visiting address: Nobelsväg 6, 17165 Solna
Postal address: GVS Gemensamt verksamhetsstöd, GVS FIR Kansliet för hållbar utveckling och lika villkor, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a postdoc researcher at the Unit of Intervention and Implementation
    Research on Worker Health at the Institute of Environmental Medicine where I work primarily in two projects:

    "A gender perspective on sick-leave among young emplyees

  • obstacles and resources for return-to-work as experienced by employees and managers" is a qualitative interview study where we analyse the data with an applied gender perspective. 

  • "Being a doctor - gender related vulnerability, health and psychosocial work environment" is a quantitative study investigating the association between harassment, bullying and health among doctors and medical students. In collaboration with researchers at Department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset, I participate in studies on nurses' choice of specialisation.

    I defended my PhD-thesis in 2019, , with the title: "Medical doctors’
    specialty choice – in relation to personality, cultural capital and social
    background" at the Department of Clinical Science and Education,
    Södersjukhuset. The thesis concludes that medical doctors’ specialty choice is a
    long-term, complex and sometimes contradictory process in which many factors
    are considered. These dimensions include personal characteristics such as
    personality traits, social background and the formation of habitus as well as
    characteristics of patient relations and the type of medicine. In addition,
    positive and negative encounters with the healthcare system increase or
    decrease the likelihood of choosing a particular specialty. Finally,
    perceived status and prestige are central to understanding the attractiveness
    of different specialties.


  • Course manager for the course Occupational Rehabilitation.



  • Swedish Research Council for Health Working Life and Welfare
    1 January 2022 - 31 December 2023
  • Utbildning till specialistsjuksköterska - skäl till att vidareutbilda sig och val av specialitet
    ALF pedagogik
  • Handledsfrakturer hos äldre: funktionellt långtidsresultat, hälsoekonomisk utvärdering samt analys av självupplevda begränsningar och funktionsbortfall.
    ALF Medicin


  • Coordinator, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-
  • Coordinator, Central Administration, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset, Karolinska Institutet, 2019

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