Pernilla Siljehag

Pernilla Siljehag

Phd Student
Visiting address: Tomtebodavägen 18 A, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: H1 Neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle, H1 ARC Socialgerontologi Lennartsson, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a PhD student in the social gerontology group (Carin Lennartsson) at
    Aging Research Center (ARC), Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and
    Society (NVS) and I am employed by Stiftelsen Stockholms läns Äldrecentrum
    as an industrial PhD student. This means that I divide my time between the
    workplaces and conduct research in close collaboration with the organisations
    that carry out development and clinical work in the health care sector in
    I have a master's degree in nursing and a specialist nursing degree as a
    district nurse. My clinical background is in primary care, mainly in basic
    home health care. Working as a district nurse in home care means working
    almost exclusively with older patients (the majority are 80+) and leading the
    nursing work in collaboration with many other health and care providers, not
    least in municipal social care for older people.
    I have academic and teaching experience from assignments and research
    projects at the Academic Primary Healthcare Centre (APC), Region Stockholm.
    My assignments have mainly concerned quality development and implementation
    in the field of care and health in ageing, interprofessional learning in
    clinical education and continuing education for registered nurses and
    specialist nurses.


  • The research project explores the life conditions of first-time social health
    care users 65+ to see if there is a pattern between different groups and if
    the situation has changed over time. The project also investigates how these
    people perceive the assessment of their needs and how well social care
    services match their perceived needs. The research project is a collaboration
    between Stiftelsen Stockholms läns Äldrecentrum and Aging Research Center
    (ARC), Social Gerontology Group at Karolinska institutet, and combines
    quantitative studies of register data from Snac Stockholm Äldreomsorg and
    VAL data base (Region Stockholm) with qualitative studies of interviews with
    first-time social health care users. The project aims to increase knowledge
    about the ability of social care services to meet the needs and expectations
    of the older people it is intended to support.



  • Phd Student, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2026

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Master Of Medical Science 60 Credits, Karolinska Institutet, 2015
  • Postgraduate Diploma In Specialist Nursing, Karolinska Institutet, 2015
  • Bachelor Of Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet, 2007
  • Bachelor Of Science In Nursing, Karolinska Institutet, 2007

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