Lena Wettergren

Lena Wettergren

Affiliated to Teaching/Tutoring | Docent
Telephone: +46852483650
Visiting address: Widerströmska huset, hiss 1, plan 8 Tomtebodavägen 18A, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: K6 Kvinnors och barns hälsa, K6 Administration Forskning KBH, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am an Associate Professor in Nursing and a Senior lecturer working at the
    Division for Reproductive Health, Department of Women's and Children's
    Health. I primarily focus on research and education on advanced and doctoral
    level. I have a 6-year research appointment financed by The Swedish
    Childhood Cancer Foundation. I am a registered nurse and have my clinical
    background in psychosocial oncology.
    Registered Nurse, 1980
    Basic Education in Psychotherapy, Stockholm County Council, 1995
    PhD, Karolinska Institutet, 2002
    *Commission of trust*
    Director of the Doctoral School in Health Care Sciences, Karolinska
    Institutet, 2016--
    Member of the Dissertation Committee, Karolinska Institutet, 2011-2013 and


  • My research focuses on psychosocial aspects of cancer care and
    fertility/infertility. Ongoing projects:
    Fertility-related communication in cancer care [1]
    Fex-Can - Fertility and sexuality following cancer [2]
    Health-related quality of life and needs of care and support among cancer
    patients in East Africa [3]
    Sexuality and thoughts about fertility in childhood cancer survivors [4]
    Translation and adaption of the PRO-CTCAE – a measure of symptoms in
    clinical trials [5]
    [1] http://ki.se/en/nvs/fertility-related-communication-in-cancer-care
    [2] https://ki.se/en/kbh/fex-can-fertility-and-sexuality-following-cancer
    [3] http://ki.se/en/nvs/health-related-quality-of-life-and-needs-of-care-and-support-among-cancer-patients-in-east
    [4] http://ki.se/en/nvs/sexuality-and-thoughts-about-fertility-in-childhood-cancer-survivors
    [5] http://ki.se/en/nvs/translation-and-adaption-of-the-pro-ctcae-a-measure-of-symptoms-in-clinical-trials


  • I teach and supervise in master programmes and research education. I am
    course coordinator for the doctoral course “Quality of life as an outcome
    measure in care sciences”, (3.0 ECTS) held every other year at Karolinska


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  • Affiliated to Teaching/Tutoring, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2026

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2011
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Dept of Nursing, Karolinska Institutet, 2002

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