Max Kleijberg

Max Kleijberg

Postdoctoral Researcher
Telephone: +46852486581
Visiting address: Alfred Nobels Allé 23, D2, Flemingsberg, 14183
Postal address: H1 Neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle, H1 Omvårdnad Lars E Eriksson, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a postdoctoral researcher at Karolinska Institutet and work as process leader for equity in cancer care at the Regional Cancer Centre Stockholm-Gotland. I am an affiliated researcher at Stockholm University of the Arts in the profile area Site, Event, Encounter.


  • I have a background in design and healthcare science with a PhD from KI. My research takes a transdisciplinary approach to health promotion and equity in relation to aging, severe illness, and the end-of-life. Through participatory action research I partner with community and healthcare stakeholders to collaboratively develop knowledge and create meaningful change. 

  • I currently lead several research projects, including on LGBTQ+ perspectives on dying, death, loss, and care at the end-of-life, and the end-of-life, improving cervical screening for transgender people, and research addressing cancer disparities based on socioeconomic conditions in Sweden. I also work on research investigating mental health among older LGBTQ+ people in Sweden.


  • Health promotion, health equity, aging, intergenerational interaction, severe illness, end-of-life, palliative care
    Action research, participatory research, community-based research, transdisciplinary research




  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Learning, informatics, Management and Ethics, Karolinska Institutet, 2021

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