Maria Fjell

Maria Fjell

Telephone: +46852483742
Visiting address: Alfred Nobels Allé 23, D2, Flemingsberg, 14183 Huddinge
Postal address: H1 Neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle, H1 Omvårdnad Omv enhet 2, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a registered nurse since 2004 (Karolinska Institutet), a specialist nurse in oncology care 2009 (Karolinska Institutet) and have a PhD in medical science 2021 (Karolinska Institutet).

    I have extensive experience working in oncology care, mainly focusing on breast cancer at Karolinska University Hospital and at the Regional Cancer Center Stockholm-Gotland. I am a member of the Swedish Breast Cancer Group (SweBCG), member of the executive steering committee of the National Quality Registry for Breast cancer (NKBC) and member of the Network for nurses in breast cancer care.


  • I belong to the research group ICare at the Department of nursing.

    In January 2021, I defended my thesis "Supportive care for patients with breast cancer by using an interactive app during neoadjuvant
    chemotherapy - a Randomized Controlled Trial". This was a randomized and controlled trial with 150 patients and aimed to evaluate how an
    interactive app for reporting and managing symptoms provides supportive care in patients with breast cancer during neoadjuvant chemotherapy (PhONEME-Breast Cancer).

    Since September 2022, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Gävle, where I belong to the strategic research area Health-Promotion work and the interdisciplinary research program Inclusive Working Life (INKA). Within this, I work with the intervention study Can-Work-S, which aims to support cancer survivors' working life and health.


  • In my teaching, I currently work as a university lecturer in both the study program in nursing and the specialist nursing program in oncology care.

    In the nursing program, I am course leader for the course Degree Project in Nursing (campus). In this course I also supervise and examine students.

    I am responsible for the Study Programme in Specialist Nursing - Oncology Care. In the program I teach in several courses and is examiner in the course Cancer Diseases and Nursing Care During Different Treatment Modalities for Cancer (15 credits).

    I have previously taught in the courses Research Methodology (6 credits), Research Methodology and Nursing Research (6 credits) and in the Interprofessional Learning Day in the study program in nursing.


All other publications


  • Lecturer, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2020-

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2021
  • Graduate Diploma, Karolinska Institutet, 2009
  • Bachelor Of Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet, 2004
  • Bachelor Of Science In Nursing, Karolinska Institutet, 2004