Support during your doctoral studies at PHS
Being a doctoral student can be stressful and demanding. This page lists whom to contact at the department if you need support during your studies.
Issues with your work environment or employment
The Human Resources unit at the department can assist you if you need support or have questions regarding your employment or your work environment.
Harassment or bullying
Harassment or bullying has no place at work. If you have experienced or been the witness of harassment or bullying, you are always welcome to contact HR unit at the department. The HR unit can help you by being an intermediary when communicating with the person(s) concerned. They can also help you to get in touch with a psychologist.
Contact the HR unit at the department
Problems related to supervision
Should you experience problems related to supervision, try to speak to your supervisor. If that does not help, contact the acting director of doctoral education at PHS.
For more information on how to deal with problems related to supervision during doctoral studies, also see the website studera.nu’s information about supervision during your doctoral studies.
Contact the Doctoral Students’ Ombudsperson for support and advice
If you prefer to speak to someone outside the department, you can contact the Doctoral Students' Ombudsperson (DO). The Doctoral Students' Ombudsperson can assist and support doctoral students if a conflict has arisen with the department and also provide you with independent information about rules and regulations at doctoral studies at Karolinska Institutet.
The "ombudsperson" is employed by the Medical Students' Association in Stockholm (MF). The DO works under complete confidentiality, unless explicitly told otherwise by the doctoral student who seeks advice.
Doctoral student representatives at PHS
The doctoral student representatives are at hand when you need to talk to a fellow doctoral student.
You are welcome to contact the representatives at the department, if you have any questions regarding your doctoral studies.