My research is mainly about long-term pain in adults and children, work environment, ergonomics and stress in combination with a gender perspective.
Docent and Associate professor at the Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy at Umeå University.
I defended my thesis in 2003 on musicians' work environment and health. Between 2005-06 I was a post-doctoral fellow in music medicine at the Texas Center for Music & Medicine, University of North Texas, Denton, USA. I became an associate professor of physiotherapy in 2010 and am a specialist in ergonomics. Previously, I have worked clinically in primary care, as an occupational physiotherapist in Skellefteå municipality and as an ergonomist at the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Clinic, Norrland University Hospital, Umeå.
I teach at undergraduate and advanced level, primarily in physiotherapy, and I am appointed excellent teacher by the Board for Higher Education Pedagogical Merit, Umeå University. My teaching is about long-term pain, psychosomatics, stress, cognitive behavioral approach, ergonomics, work environment and health. I also teach qualitative research methods and supervise students in essays at undergraduate and advanced level.
My research is mainly about long-term pain in adults and children, work environment, ergonomics and stress in combination with a gender perspective. I have been the main supervisor for two PhD students and co-supervisor for two PhD students. I am currently co-supervisor of a PhD student at Åbo Akademi University, Vaasa, Finland, in a project on sustainable working life.
On behalf of the Faculty of Medicine, I work with internationalization in education. I am an international contact person at the physiotherapist education, vice chairman of the Council for the Internationalization of Education (RIU) and monitor internationalization in the Education Strategy Board. For short periods I have taught at the physiotherapist courses in Moshi, Tanzania and Coimbra, Portugal and been a guest teacher at Western University, London, Ontario, Canada. In the fall of 2021, I was a visiting professor at the physiotherapist education at Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.
Associate Professor of Physiotherapy 2010, Post-Doctoral Stay 2005/06, Texas Center for Music & Medicine, University College of Music, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA. PhD in Medicine, 2003, Physiotherapy, Umeå University. Specialist competence in physiotherapy in ergonomics 2000. Master's degree in physiotherapy in 1997. Basic Body Awareness Therapeutic Competence 1995. Registered Physiotherapist 1976.