Linda Eriksson

Linda Eriksson

Telephone: +46852483828
Visiting address: Alfred Nobels Allé 23, D2, Flemingsberg, 14183 Huddinge
Postal address: H1 Neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle, H1 Omvårdnad Omv enhet 4, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Lecturer 80%

    Postdoctoral researcher 20%


  • I am employed as a lecturer at the Division of Nursing, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences, and Society at Karolinska Institutet and a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Nursing Science at Marie Cedershiölds Högskola. My academic foundation includes a BSc and MSc in Psychology, followed by a transition into healthcare where I achieved a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Care. With extensive experience as a registered nurse in the field of hematology, both internationally and in Sweden, I've cultivated a deep understanding of the discipline. In my role at Karolinska Institutet, I work as the course coordinator for the first term's initial courses "The Nurse Profession and Nursing Science" and "Nursing in Haematological Care" at advanced level. I am also involved in the "Research Methods and Nursing Research" course in the fifth term and serve as a supervisor in the sixth term for students writing their degree project.

    PhD in Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2022.

    Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (Adult), University of Greenwich, 2008.

    Master of Science, Psychology, University of Exeter, 2003.

    Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Goldsmiths College, University of London, 1998.


  • My research is centered on patients who are undergoing or have undergone allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. In my role as a postdoctoral researcher, I am engaged in the aCent research project, which delves into the experiences and needs of patients and their close relatives before, during, and after allogeneic stem cell transplantation. I completed my doctoral thesis in 2022, entitled "Let's work it out - Aspects of the occupational situation of survivors of allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation [1]". The objective of reintegrating into the workforce after a prolonged period of sick leave represents a significant aim for patients who have received stem cell transplants. The process of returning to employment following extensive and intensive treatment periods — during which individuals were fully incapacitated for an extended duration — significantly enhances their quality of life. While research into occupational reintegration has evolved in recent years for various cancer diagnoses, the exploration of the employment circumstances for stem cell transplant recipients remains limited. This gap indicates a lack of essential knowledge within healthcare and related entities on how to optimally support and facilitate the workforce reentry of these individuals of working age.


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Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2022

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