Linda Timm

Linda Timm

Lecturer | Postdoctoral Researcher
Visiting address: Alfred Nobels Allé 23, 14183 Huddinge
Postal address: H1 Neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle, H1 Arbetsterapi, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • * PhD degree from the Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet

    * Master’s Degree in Global Health, Karolinska Institutet

    * Implementation manager for SMART2D,

    * Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy, Karolinska Institutet


  • I'm a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Neurobiology, Care sciences and Society (NVS) at the Division of Occupational Therapy.
    The project I work with is focusing on narratively engaged practices for improving person-centered care for elderly people.

    My PhD project was nested in the different stages of the project SMART2D (Self-Management Approach and Reciprocal learning for Type 2 Diabetes). SMART2D was a 5-year multi-country diabetes project based in Sweden, South Africa and Uganda (2015 - 2019). Community-based peer support was introduced in the study sites and community screenings were arranged to detect T2D and prevent the development of diabetes in high-risk groups. The four sub-studies of my PhD project are located in Sweden. The overarching aim is to understand the feasibility of implementing a self-management support intervention in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas in Stockholm.

    My main research interest is within qualitative methods, more specifically narrative methodologies.


  • I have mainly been teaching bachelor students at the Occupational therapy program. In addition, I have been teaching qualitative methods on master's level.


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  • Lecturer, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2025

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2021
  • Degree Of Master Of Medical Science 60 Credits, Karolinska Institutet, 2016
  • Degree Of Bachelor Of Science In Occupational Therapy, Karolinska Institutet, 2011

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