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. Employed at SLSO, Region Stockholm.*
    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 worked for many years as a physiotherapist in primary healthcare in
    Stockholm, Sweden. I have been involved in the clinical education program for
    physiotherapy students and I have also worked as a lecturer at the
    physiotherapy education programme at Karolinska Institutet, mainly within the
    musculoskeletal area. In addition, I have been working 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 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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