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Professor, Department of Nursing Science
Professor, PhD, RN


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Areas of expertise

Child and Adolescent Health and Well-being
Family Health and Well-being
Health and Well-being in School Context
Health Promotion of School-aged Children and Adolescents
Drama Methods
Intervention Studies
Mixed-Methods Research
Systematic Reviews


I am professor at the Department of Nursing Science. The professorship has the main emphasis in the Health Choices of Population and Health Promotion, and it is funded by Stiftelsen Eschnerska Frilasarettet.

My research focuses on health, well-being and health promotion of children, adolescents and their families. I have worked in several multidisciplinary research groups; and joined two times the faculty of Department of Family Health Care Nursing at University of California San Francisco for my post-graduate and post-doctoral research. In the academic year 2008-2009, I was awarded a Postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Social Research (IASR), Tampere University. I am also experienced in academic teaching, i.e. in competence-based curriculum development, supervising and teaching in PhD, MSc, BSc studies.


Research methodology, Supervising thesis, Participatory methods in learning


My main research interest is in health, well-being and health promotion of children, adolescents and their families in general population, especially in school context, health and social care and digital environments. I have conducted as principal investigator mixed-methods research, intervention studies and various literature reviews. I have expertice in using secondary data, mostly from large-scale and population-based data settings.


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