Philip von Rosen

Philip von Rosen

Senior Lecturer | Docent
Telephone: +46852483896
Visiting address: Alfred Nobels Allé 23, 14183 Huddinge
Postal address: H1 Neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle, H1 Fysioterapi, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am an Associate Professor at the Division of Physiotherapy, Department of NVS, KI, and my research concerns physical activity and sports medicine. In 2017, I defended my thesis titled "Injuries, risk factors, consequences and injury perceptions in adolescent elite athletes". In 2018-2020 I did my
    postdoc at KI and have thereafter combined research with teaching. I have high competence in data analysis and a specialist degree in physiotherapy.

    2019 Top downloaded publication 2018-2019 in Scandinavian Journal of Medicine &
  • Science in Sports
    2018 2nd place Best Paper Award 2018 in European Journal of Sports Science
    2017 PhD
    2013 Master in Medical Science


  • My research focus is in the area of prevention of diseases, effects of physical activity and about the association of lifestyle factors and health. I study a) the association between physical activity and risk of diseases, b) how to spend the day in terms of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleeping with different health outcomes, c) interventions (i.e. M-Health) to prevent diseases and promote health. My research combines epidemiology, method development and intervention research with advanced statistical methods. I have been successful as a principal applicant in receiving grants from SFO-V, AFA, Cancerfonden and Centrum för Idrottsforskning. I am the main supervisor for three PhD-students and co-supervisor for three PhD-students. I am the deputy group leader in the research group "Physical activity and Sports medicine with focus on prevention".


  • I have a strong commitment to education and learning. I work actively to develop and improve courses with the student's learning
    in the center. I have studied courses in pedagogy, distance learning, course design and online tools to stimulate learning. In my teaching, I strive to get the student to find their own driving force and to become active in their search for knowledge.The teaching I am involved in mainly takes place within musculoskeletal disorders, research methodology and statistics. I have extensive experience in supervising students at bachelor and master level.


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  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2021
  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Karolinska Institutet, 2017
  • Degree Of Master Of Medical Science 120 Credits, Karolinska Institutet, 2013
  • Degree Of Bachelor Of Science In Physiotherapy, Karolinska Institutet, 2011

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