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About me

I am a senior researcher and associate professor at the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition and leader of the IMPACT research group. I got my PhD degree at the University of Linköping 2004 with a thesis on energy metabolism, physical activity and body composition in pregnant women. Thereafter I was recruited as a post doc to the Department of medical epidemiology and biostatistics, Karolinska Institute. In 2007-2010, I was a research associate at the University of Linköping, and in 2011, I came back to Karolinska Institute. 


PhD in nutritional physiology, Linköping University 2004

Master degree in nutrition, Stockholm University, 1997

Research description

My research focuses on two main areas:

  • Early-life factors that may be important for the establishment of childhood obesity. I am especially interested in interactions between physical activity and body fatness during the first years of life.
  • Mobile phone technology to measure diet and physical activity as well as  a mode for delivery of interventions to promote a healthy lifestyle and prevent obesity, with special emphasis of pregnant women and children 

Teaching portfolio

During 1997-2017 I have gained extensive experience in teaching at bachelor and master programmes in nutrition, medicine, physiotherapy, and nursing at the University of Linköping, University of Uppsala and Karolinska Institute. I am currently course leader for two courses at the bachelor program in nutrition (Clinical nutrition: Nutritional status, 5 hp as well as Degree projects bachelor level in nutrition (examensarbete), 15 hp). I am also involved the The Master’s Programme in Nutrition Science at Karolinska Institute that will be initiated in the autumn of 2018.