I am a medical doctor attending residency in Paediatrics at Sachs' Children & Youth Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
This in combination with clinical research as a PhD candidate at Department of Public Health Sciences, Health Systems & Policy, sub-group Maternal & Child & Clinical Care.
2004 - 2010: BSc and MSc in Medicine, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.
2000 - 2002: MSc in Computer Science & Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden.
My research embodies the use of point-of-care (POC) diagnostic tools in health systems of low-income countries, as well as in Sweden.
Through an interdisciplinary and international team of collaborators in Sweden and Uganda, we are researching on the current use of, need for and requests on existing and future POC tools, amongst clinicians, primary with a paediatric focus.
Our team includes paediatricians, anthropologists, microbiologists, laboratory technicians, infectious disease specialists, nanobiotechnologists, chemists and physicists, in both countries, all working towards identifying characteristics of needed POC tests and concurrently developing and clinically evaluating a novel method for rapid microbiology of bacterial meningitis in low-income settings.
Our collaborators in Sweden are: Karolinska Institutet, Science for Life Laboratory, Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital.
In Uganda we are partnered with Mbarara University of Science & Technology, Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital and Epicentre MSF, in Mbarara, southwest Uganda.
Through my PhD project I have had the opportunity to lecture students of an international master program in Global Child Health, at the Department of Women's & Children's Health, Uppsala University.
Presentations have also been conducted with colleagues in clinical care in Sweden and Uganda.
Academic honours, awards and prizes
2017: Awarded a fully funded personal 4 year scholarship by Stockholm County Council (research residency) to combine residency in Paediatrics with PhD studies.
2016: Awarded funding by Stockholm South General Hospital for my research project and to attend a research school.
2005: Awarded a scholarship by the Olof Palme Memorial Fund, to attain establishment of a student project in Nairobi, Kenya
2017: Main author of poster presented at the conference MSF Pediatric Days in Dakar, Senegal. Poster title: 'Perceptions of point-of-care testing in a low-income setting - a qualitative study from Western Uganda'.
2016: Co-author of poster presented at 'Biosensors' conference, Göteborg, Sweden. Poster title: 'Paper-based nucleic acid microarray for bacterial meningitis detection'.
2015: Main author of poster presented at the annual national paediatrics conference (Barnveckan), Stockholm, Sweden. Poster title: 'Future Point-of-Care Tests to Reduce the Burden of Pediatric Infectious Diseases in Low-income Countries – a Qualitative Study of the Perceptions of Health Professionals in Uganda'