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About me

I am associate professor in nursing and senior lecturer at the Division of Nursing. At the moment I primarily focus on research and research supervision. I have a 6-year research appointment (80% of full time) 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

Research group

I'm leading a multidisciplinary research group together with associate professor Claudia Lampic. The Lampic & Wettergren group has 13 members, including senior and junior researchers, postdocs and doctoral students. Our research concerns both reproductive and sexual health.

Commission of trust

Director of studies of the Doctoral School in Health Care Sciences, Karolinska Institutet 

Member of Dissertation Committee, Karolinska Institutet

Research description

My research focuses on psychosocial aspects of cancer care and fertility/infertility. Ongoing projects:

Fertility-related communication in cancer care 

Fex-Can - Fertility and sexuality following cancer 

Health-related quality of life and needs of care and support among cancer patients in East Africa 

Sexuality and thoughts about fertility in childhood cancer survivors 

Translation and adaption of the PRO-CTCAE – a measure of symptoms in clinical trials 


Teaching portfolio

I teach and supervise in basic and advanced programmes for nurses, as well as in master programmes and research education.

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