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About me

Current position: Professor of injury epidemiology and prevention

Research group: Head of the research group on Injuries' Social Aetiology and Consequences (ISAC).

Current affiliation: Honorary Professor at the University of South Africa (UNISA), in South Africa.

Supervision of doctoral students - main supervisor

I have supervised 16 doctoral students who have defended their doctoral theses and I have three additional ones registered.


Appointment as external examinor for doctoral theses in other universities

7 occasions - in Australia, Canada, France, Norway, Spain, and Sweden


Examples of scientific assignments

  • Member of the Swedish delegation at the Joint South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) – Forte workshop, Cape Town (South Africa), October 22-23 2015. Acted as representant of Karolinska Institutet. Own presentation at the workshop: Socioeconomic indeualities in childhood injuries: Epidemiology and Prevention.
  • Temporary advisor to the WHO at several occasions, among others for the World report on child and adolescent injuries (WHO and UNICEF; reviewer of the full report; January 2008), and as a lead author of a policy briefing on the reduction of social inequality in injuries (2010).
  • Member of the scientific review committee for the AERES (Agence d’évaluation de la recherche et de l’enseignement supérieur) of Bordeaux Research Center for Population Health at 2 occasions (2010 and 2015).
  • 2004-2013 Regular member of the Regional Ethics Review Board in Stockholm (Regionala etikprövningsnämnden i Stockholm)


(1988-90) Postdoctoral studies

Sweden’s National Institute of Occupational Health, Division of Social Psychology (IPS), Solna, Sweden

(1984-87) Ph.D. in Industrial Relations

Laval University, Department of Industrial Relations, Quebec, Canada

(1980-83) Master Degree in Industrial Relations (MSc)

University of Montreal, School of Industrial Relations, Montreal, Canada

Research description

I have a vast experience in injury studies and have extensively published on the topic of social inequalities in injuries, in particular among children.

My current research projects deal with:

  • mobile telemedicine and emergency care of burn injury in resource-poor settings (Cape Town, South Africa),
  • the prevention of accidents and injuries on the Road (PAIR) through speed reduction in Oman,
  • and medication and injuries among older people.


Current research grants (as PI)


Deep learning for image-based diagnostics of burn injuries: Accuracy and potential for scale of a computer assisted diagnosis

From: The Swedish Scientific Council (3,0 million sek)



Mobile telemedicine and emergency care of injury in resource-poor settings. A research project on burn injuries in Cape Town, South Africa.

From: Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Fundation (4,1 million sek)



Prevent Accidents and Injuries on the Road - PAIR. - Strengthening preventive efforts and enforcing speed management in Oman

From: The Research Council of the Sultana of Oman (3,0 million sek)


Current research grants (as co-PI)


Implementation and evaluation of a smartphone teleconsultation system for acute burn injury care in resource-poor settings

From: The Swedish Scientific Research Council (VR) (3,1 million sek)

PI: Marie Hasselberg



Injury Prevention and Care (INPACT: RTI). Capacity Development Grant

From: Sida

PI: Marie Hasselberg

Role: supervision of one PhD student



Strengthening healing processes among paediatric burn patients: digital storytelling applications for smartphone

Joint Swedish-South African grant application involving STINT (The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education) and NRF (The South African National Research Foundation) (600,000 sek)

PI SA: Ashley van Niekerk (SAMRC, Unisa)

PI SE: Mathilde Sengoelge (Karolinska Institutet)

Teaching portfolio

Teaching areas

Course development and course responsibility on the following topics

  • Ethics in public and global health research
  • Injury control and safety promotion


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