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Biography

By profession, I am a registered nurse, specialist nurse in gerontological nursing, Ph. Lic. and authorized sexologist (Specialist in Sex Education, Sexual Health Promoter [NACS]). Before starting as a lecturer, I have worked in emergency departments, clinical trials of HIV and hepatitis medications, and HIV/STI screening. I maintain clinical contact and experience through per diem work at the emergency department and HIV/STI screenings at Stockholms Mansmottagning. It is essential to stay up to date clinically and know about the everyday work-life for nursing colleagues.

From my undergraduate years, my passion has been the health and care needs of sexual minority patients (LGBTQ). In the last few years, my focus has mainly been on older adults. Theoretically, my work is influenced by critical theories (gender, queer, and crip theories), particularly how that intersects with gerontology.

Research interests

My licentiate thesis research at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, focused on symptom management, adherence to a mHealth intervention, and its effect on self-care ability and health literacy in a group of men treated with radiotherapy for prostate cancer.

In my continuation from licentiate to doctorate at Åbo Akademi University, the focus is the sex life in sexual minority men after prostate cancer treatment.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Master, MMedSci & PGDip Elderly care, Karolinska institutet

20 Jan 202014 Jan 2022

Award Date: 27 Dec 2021

Licenciate, Patient experiences and the influence on health literacy and self-care using mHealth to manage symptoms during radiotherapy for prostate cancer, Karolinska institutet

21 Oct 201422 Feb 2019

Award Date: 12 Apr 2019

Master, University of Gothenburg

Award Date: 30 Dec 1999

Bachelor, University of Gothenburg

Award Date: 1 Jul 1999

Master, Master of Arts (120 credits) Pedagogical Management, Uppsala University

3 Sept 2024 → …

PhD, Åbo Akademi University

Dec 2019 → …

External positions

Analyst , Public Health Agency of Sweden

1 Feb 202331 Jan 2024

Lecturer, Uppsala University

1 Nov 2019 → …

Lecturer, Karolinska institutet

3 May 20037 Sept 2020

Keywords

  • RT Nursing
  • RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
  • HT Communities. Classes. Races

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