Charlotta Nilsen, PhD, is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher in ARC’s social gerontology group. She has a PhD in medical science, master’s degree in gerontology and a bachelor’s degree in public health science with a focus on gender, epidemiology, and health economics.
Charlotta's primary research interests include social gerontology and occupational epidemiology, and she defended her thesis with the title: “Can psychosocial working conditions contribute to healthy and active aging?” in 2018. She is or has been involved in research projects related to predictors of active aging, risk factors of dementia, sense of coherence, leisure and social participation in solitary living older adults, and consequences of working conditions on health and function after retirement.
2018: PhD in Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet.
Doctoral thesis title: Can psychosocial working conditions contribute to healthy and active aging? Studies of mortality, late-life health and leisure
2012: Master of Philosophical Science with a Major in Gerontology, Jönköping University.
Master thesis title: Better life through the years - A process evaluation of the senior central Prima Liv
2010: Bachelor of Medical Science with a Major in Public Health Science with Health Economics, University of Gothenburg.
Bachelor thesis title: Health seeking behaviour for prolonged cough in rural northern Vietnam- findings from the Epidemiological Field Laboratory in Bavi
Course director: Aging societies – challenges and opportunities (KI) and Working life, Aging and Health (Stockholm University)
Teaching at the course: Aging societies – challenges and opportunities (KI, doctoral level), Working life, Aging and Health (Stockholm University, bachelor level), Aging and health (Jönköping University, master level), Public health research: concepts and theories (KI, doctoral level).