Helena Stigson

Helena Stigson

Affiliated to Research
Visiting address: Avd försäkringsmedicin, Karolinska Institutet, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: K8 Klinisk neurovetenskap, K8 Fm Friberg, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Traffic Safety Researcher at Folksam Insurance Group, Stockholm
    * 2005 – 2009 PhD Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Sweden
    * 2002 – 2004 M.Sc., Mechanical engineering Chalmers
    technical university, Gothenburg, Sweden
    * 1999 – 2002 Bachelor of Science, Biomechanics Halmstad University,
    Halmstad, Sweden
    A Safe Road Transport System - Factors Influencing Injury Outcome For Car
    Occupants. Thesis for doctoral degree (PhD), Department of Clinical
    Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Sweden. May 2009 Author: Helena


  • As a researcher I am mainly working with collection of in-depth crash injury
    data and doing analysis of different data sets of real-life crashes as well
    as crash tests. I have been responsible for several research projects in many
    different fields such as vulnerable road users, child safety in cars, injury
    risk for car occupant, sport injuries, helmet testing and real-time driving
    data. The overall objective of my research during the years has been to study
    road crashes using a system approach to identify system weaknesses as well as
    important factors that need to be addressed to further develop a safe road
    transport system in line with Vision Zero.


All other publications


  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2025

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2009

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