Pernilla Siljehag

Pernilla Siljehag

Besöksadress: Tomtebodavägen 18 A, 17177 Stockholm
Postadress: H1 Neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle, H1 ARC Socialgerontologi Lennartsson, 171 77 Stockholm

Om mig

  • 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 KI, and combines quantitative studies of
    register data from Snac Stockholm Äldreomsorg and VAL (Region Stockholm)
    with qualitative studies of interviews with first-time social 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



  • Doktorand, Neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2026

Examina och utbildning

  • Medicine Magisterexamen, Karolinska Institutet, 2015
  • Specialistsjuksköterskeexamen, Karolinska Institutet, 2015
  • Medicine Kandidatexamen, Karolinska Institutet, 2007
  • Sjuksköterskeexamen, Karolinska Institutet, 2007

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