Christina Olsson

Christina Olsson

Visiting address: Alfred Nobels Allé 23, 14183 Huddinge
Postal address: H1 Neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle, H1 Fysioterapi, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • *Christina Olsson – Associate Professor and lecturer at the Division of Physiotherapy, Department of NVS.* I gained my degree in Physiotherapy in Uppsala in 1985 and defended my thesis for a PhD in 2010. Title: “Lumbopelvic pain during and after pregnancy. Aspects on catastrophizing, fear-avoidance beliefs, physical ability and health-related quality of life”. Since September 2022 I am Associated Professor in Physiotherapy. 

  • I have been working for more than 20 years as a physiotherapist in primary healthcare in Stockholm, Sweden. During that time I was also involved in the clinical education program for physiotherapy students and I worked as a lecturer at the physiotherapy education programme at Karolinska Institutet, mainly within the musculoskeletal area. In addition, I have been responsible for the work with professional development and continuing education for physiotherapists in primary healthcare in the Stockholm area. Furthermore, I have had assignments as an Interprofessional Coordinator of clinical education, continuing education and patient-oriented research (14 yrs) and Head of the Unit for Education (3 yrs) at Academic Primary Healthcare Centre, Region Stockholm.

    Danderyd Academic Primary Healthcare Centre, where I was the interprofessional coordinator, was awarded the KLOK Award 2019 from the unit for Teaching and Learning at Karolinska Institutet. The aim of the award is to highlight good examples of units where there is good leadership and a well-organized care with learning in focus that promotes high quality education in clinical placements for KI's education programs.

    Education (ECTS-credits)
    Higher education
    1985 University Certificate (U. C.) in Physiotherapy, Uppsala
    2001 Master of Medical Science with a major in Physiotherapy, Karolinska
    Institutet, Stockholm
    2010 Doctor of Philosophy, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
    1997 Pedagogy for physiotherapy supervisors, KI, Stockholm, 7, 5hp
    2011 Basic Course in Education for University Teachers in Higher
    Education, Lime (CME), KI, Stockholm , 7, 5hp
    2012 Doctoral supervision, KI (5 days), KI, Stockholm.
    2014 Flexible Distance Online Learning, KI, Stockholm, eq 3hp
    2000 Women’s medicine, Uppsala university, 7, 5hp
    2003 Exercise in health, ill health and chronic disability, KI, Stockholm,
    2005 Health from a gender perspective, KI, Stockholm, 15hp
    2016 Implementation, Linköping University, 7, 5hp


  • My main research interest is lumbopelvic pain during and after pregnancy but also other areas related to primary healthcare. Furthermore, I have a great interest in clinical education and interprofessional learning.


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  • Lecturer, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-2025

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2010
  • Master Of Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet, 2001

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