Malin Edqvist

Malin Edqvist

Affiliated to Research
Visiting address: Maria Aspmans gata 30A, 17164 Solna
Postal address: K2 Medicin, Solna, K2 KEP Stephansson, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I hold a senior position as University midwife at the Department of Women's
    Health and Health Professions at the Karolinska University Hospital. I am
    affiliated to the Reproductive, Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology research
    group at the Clinical Epidemiology Division, Karolinska Institutet.
    2018-2020 Postdoctoral position at the Institution of Health Sciences,
    Faculty of Medicine, Lund University
    2017 PhD degree, Institution of Health and Caring Sciences, The Sahlgrenska
    Academy, University of Gothenburg
    2003 Midwifery degree, Karolinska Institutet
    1995 Nursing degree, Borås University


  • My main research interest is to improve maternity care for women giving birth and I am currently involved in the following research projects:
    IMCA - 

  • Improving maternity care with agile implementation approaches) is an implementation research project. We investigate if the agile methodology, combined with a model for designing behaviour change can complement an implementation framework to increase effective implementation strategies in maternity care. 

  • In the project BEST - Birth Experience Study, we investigate, through a national survey, the experiences of women who have given birth in Swedish maternity care facilities over the past five years. The study focuses on women's experiences of support, involvement, and respectful care during pregnancy, childbirth, and the early postpartum period. The study is an international collaboration involving 11 countries.

    The Swedish TeamBirth study
    This project evaluates an intervention to improve patient safety and person-centered care during labor birth. The study will be conducted at nine labor wards in Sweden.



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  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-2025
  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2025

Degrees and Education

  • PhD, Posterior Perineral Injuries - Midwives' Management and Experiences of the Second Stage of Labour in Relation to Perineal Outcome, Institution of Health and Caring Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, 2017
  • Master Of Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet, 2009
  • Graduate Diploma In Midwifery, Karolinska Institutet, 2003
  • Bachelor Of Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet, 2003


  • Christel Johansson, Initiation of breastfeeding, significance of mental health and suggestions for improvement of postpartum care, 2023
  • Mia Vilhelmsen, What matters to women during postnatal care, 2023
  • Anna Ivert, Safe delivery - studies on maternal and health care determinants of adverse pregnancy outcome, 2021
  • Karin Johnson, Variations in oxytocin use, labour culture, teamwork, and shared decision-making during childbirth in Sweden, 2021
  • Cecilia Häggsgård, The second stage of labour - the use of interventions and women's experiences,, 2019
  • Helena Tern, Collegial midwifery assistance during the active second stage of labour,, 2019

Visiting research fellowships

  • Postdoc, 2018-2020

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