Kristina Alexanderson

Kristina Alexanderson

Professor | Docent
Telephone: +46852483200
Mobile phone: +46702162099
Visiting address: Avd försäkringsmedicin, Karolinska Institutet, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: K8 Klinisk neurovetenskap, K8 Fm Mittendorfer-Rutz, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Professor of Social Insurance since 2003.

    Have since 35 years conducted inter-disciplinary research, mainly on different aspects of sickness absence and disability pension (in general and with specific diagnoses), such as: 1) risk factors for sickness absence or disability pension, 2) consequences of being sickness absent or disability pensioned, 3) factors that hinder and promote return to work, 4) sickness certification practices, and 5) methods and theories within this research area.

    This concerns sickness absence in general, regaring specific diagnoses, regarding specific work situations och jobs, and regarding specific life situations.

    Number of publications since 1993: 377 articles in international scientific journals, 17 in Swedish scientific journals, 40 book chapters (16 in English), 5 books, 111 scientific reports.

    Several national and international commissions and research collaborations.


  • Aspects of sickness certification pratices and of sickness absence/disability pension in general, due to specific diagnoses, in specific occupational settings, in specific life situations, e.g., among elderly in paid work.




  • Have supervised 24 PhD students to dissertation (14 of them as a co-supervisor). 

  • Have long experience of teaching health professionals, mainly at medical programs, and of administrating courses, at basic, advanced, as well as PHD levels.


All other publications


  • Professor, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2020-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Linköpings universitet, 1999

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