Anna Axelin profile picture
Assistant Professor, Nursing Science
Associate Professor


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Areas of expertise

Family Centered Neonatal Care
Maternity Care, Pain Management
Sleep in Intensive Care
Development of IT tools for data collection
Experimental Research
Implementation research


My academic career has included conducting quantitative and qualitative research in multidisciplinary research groups. In the Academic year 2011-2012, I joined the faculty of Department of Family Health Care Nursing in University of California San Francisco for my post-doctoral research. In addition to the academic career, I have ten-year working experience as a NICU nurse. My research interests include family-centered care, maternity care, pain and sleep in neonates, and the use of IT tools in implementation research. 


Research methodology; Nursing theory; Evidence based practice; Transferable skills


I am leading the Health in Early Life and Parenthood (HELP) research group which aims to promote health and welfare in the early stages of life. In addition, I serve as the Director for Separation and Closeness Experiences in Neonatal Environment (SCENE) research group which aims to improve parents' and infants' experiences and outcomes of neonatal care.


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