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About me

Associate professor of nursing and Head of Continuing Professional Education and Health Care Development Unit, Academic Primary Health Care Centre (APC), previously called the Centre for Family Medicine (CeFAM). Supervisor of nursing research, APC and the Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care.

My research is clinical and focuses on primary care. Its central concern is health care from the perspective of patients, relatives, parents, and health care professionals, mainly general physicians and district nurses.

Extensive experience in management and development work in primary health care.

Clinical experience as nurse and district nurse for 20 years at various hospitals and Huddinge Primary Health Care Center

Certified good leadership competence.

Education

2011: Docent in nursing, Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care, KI.

2001: Doctoral degree. Family medicine, KI.

2000: Licentiate degree. Family medicine, KI.

1999: Master’s degree. Master’s thesis on nursing, KI.

1997: Bachelor’s degree. Nursing and scientific theory, KI.

1985: Specialist training: district nurse, Nordendahlsskolan, Stockholm.

1975: Registered nurse, Hagaskolan, Stockholm.

Research description

A bibliography of nearly 60 scientific papers.

Research collaboration with multiple primary health care professions.

Received a total of 37.6 MSEK in research and development funding in the past five years and 46.6 MSEK previously.

Principal supervisor of six and co-supervisor of two students who received doctoral degrees.  Principal supervisor of one co-supervisor of one student who received licentiate degrees.

Teaching portfolio

I supervise the daily training and development of the 44 district nurses, general practitioners, physical therapists, assistant nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists, and medical social workers. The aim of this work is to ensure that APC’s educators have sufficient pedagogical education and that APC’s health care development initiatives are scientifically sound and can be evaluated scientifically.

The topics I teach include primary care, teamwork, district nursing, qualitative methods, and the pedagogical theory of constructive alignment. At the undergraduate and graduate levels, I have taught and examined nursing students and other health professionals.

I have initiated and directed a research education course in qualitative methods, participated in the graduate-level admission process at KI, and served on numerous education-related committees.

Instructional materials I have collaborated to develop include 13 care development plans, 3 web-based training programs, 2 educational videos, and 3 textbook chapters.

The pedagogical development work I have led and participated in has resulted in ten scientific articles.

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Nursing leader of the year, Swedish Society of Nursing.

District nurse of the year, National Organization of District Nurses.

Star Educator of the Year. Stockholm County Cultural and Study Programs Board (Kultur- och utbildningsnämnden).

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