Lisette Farias Vera

Lisette Farias Vera

Biträdande Lektor | Docent
Telefon: +46852483685
Besöksadress: Alfred Nobels Allé 23, 14183 Huddinge
Postadress: H1 Neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle, H1 Arbetsterapi Patomella, 171 77 Stockholm

Om mig

  • I am an Assistant Professor and Docent at the Division of Occupational Therapy and a member of the Pedagogical Academy at KI. I also work internationally in occupational science and occupational therapy as a faculty member of the European Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, the Dalhousie University Master of Science in Occupational Science, and as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Occupational Science. I am also a registered occupational therapist in Chile and Sweden with work experience in both countries.

    2003-2008 BSc in Human Occupation and Occupational Therapy Degree, University of Chile

    2010-2012 European MSc in Occupational Therapy, Amsterdam University of Applied Science

    2014 Post Graduate Certificate in Academic and Professional Communication, Western University

    2016 Post Graduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning, Western University

    2013-2017 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Western University

    2022-2024 Postdoctoral Researcher, Division of Nursing, Karolinska Institutet

    Keywords: Critical qualitative health research, health equity and promotion, and transformative education/practice


  • My research lies within critical qualitative health research, health equity and promotion, including transformative education and training. I apply transformative critical theory, critical reflexivity, and dialogical methods to enact possibilities for action based on different types of knowledge and stakeholder perspectives. My doctoral thesis forwards a critical dialogical approach to promote values such as transparency, partnership, and democratization in the research process.

    Examples of recent research collaborations include developing dialogue support for social services' risk assessment of intimate partner violence against people with cognitive disabilities (collaboration with Örebro University), exploring the conceptualization and use of critical reflexivity by occupational therapy teachers worldwide (collaboration with Griffith University in Australia), and evaluating family-based activities in low socio-economic status areas in Stockholm (collaboration with GIH and the Department of Nursing at KI). 


  • The core of my research in teaching is health professional education, particularly transformative learning, professional reasoning, and critical reflexivity. I supervise undergraduate, master's, and doctoral students. I teach within (critical) occupational science, epistemological foundations of qualitative research, and critical social theory. My focus on the internationalization of the curriculum follows equity, decolonization, and anti-racism perspectives.

    Course Leader
    Undergraduate level: Work, activity, and participation (15 credits) (In Swedish)
    Master Level: Occupational Science 1 (15 credits) (In Swedish)
    Doctoral Level: Occupational Science conceptual development and application on research (3.0 credits) (In English)

    26 weeks (29 hp credits) of formal education in higher education pedagogy
    Member of KIs Pedagogical Academy
    Representative of the teachers' team involved in the terms 4-6 of the Occupational Therapy program


Alla övriga publikationer


  • Biträdande Lektor, Neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle, Karolinska Institutet, 2018-2025

Examina och utbildning

  • Docent, Arbetsterapi, Karolinska Institutet, 2024

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