Markus Saarijärvi

Markus Saarijärvi

Telephone: +46852483698
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 work as a researcher and lecturer at the Division of Nursing since November
    2022. I teach scientific methodology in the bachelors and masters program in
    Nursing and my research focuses on the evaluation and implementation of
    complex health care interventions in a variety of contexts.
    2023 Top Cited Paper Award in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
    for the paper When face-to-face interviews are not possible: tips and tricks
    for video, telephone, online chat, and email interviews in qualitative
    research, doi: [1]
    2022 PhD (double degree) in Health Care Sciences and Biomedical Sciences at
    the University of Gothenburg and the University of Leuven.
    2013 Specialist nursing degree with specialization in intensive care /
    Master's degree - University of Gothenburg
    2011 Bachelor's degree in nursing - University of Gothenburg.


  • Markus conducts research focusing on health care transitions for adolescents
    with long-term conditions. He is the PI for the project Stepstones-Implement,
    focusing on implementation and evaluation of a person-centered transition
    program for adolescents with congenital heart defects at the pediatric heart
    clinics at the university hospitals in Sweden. [1]
    Markus defended his PhD thesis within the research project STEPSTONES
    (Swedish Transition Effects Project Supporting Teenagers with chrONic mEdical
    conditionS) with a focus on process evaluation and health economic analysis
    of the person-centered transition program. Markus holds a double doctoral
    degree between the University of Gothenburg and the University of Leuven in
    Furthermore, Markus is associate editor of the European Journal of
    Cardiovascular Nursing with a special focus on knowledge translation in
    cardiovascular care.
    *Research group*
    Health promotion among children and adolescents. [2]
    Perioperative care [3]
    Part of the research group Health care transition research group [4] at the
    University of Gothenburg.
    *Clinical work*
    Markus has clinical experience as a clinical nurse specialist from intensive
    care, transplantation care, cardiac care and refugee medicine.


  • Teaching is mainly within scientific methodology in the bachelor and masters
    program in Nursing.
    Course leader for the course Scientific theory and method 7.5 credits in the
    Specialist nursing program with a focus on children and adolescents. Markus
    also supervises degree projects at advanced level.


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