Reg Physiotherapist 1994, Master's in Caring Sciences 1999, PhD 2004, Postdoc 2005, Associate Professor in Physiotherapy 2011.
Worked with various out- and inpatient care as well as private, mostly with disabilities from orthopaedic and neurological injuries and illnesses. Has also been involved in R & D activities.
Senior Lecturer, Umeå University.
Teaching and assignments
Course coordinator for courses at the undergraduate and advanced level. Teaches the structure and function of the human body and scientific methodology. Supervisor for projects at different levels (candidates, masters and doctoral students).
Program supervisor for the Master's Program in Physical Therapy. Program Council Chairperson of the Program Council for Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist and Trainers Program 2012-2016, Member of the Education Committee, Medical Faculty at Umeå University 2012-2014.
Field of Research
The field of research is about ergonomics in the wording a healthy and sustainable work-life to prevent musculoskeletal disorders. The specific focus treats the importance of bodily functions that help us with body posture, stability and balance (postural control) and are important for both work and physical activity. Has focused research on professional vehicle drivers driving in difficult terrain, such as forestry drivers and farmers. The research is quantitatively oriented and uses technical measurement methods to describe biomechanical conditions as well as the resources that the body has in order to handle the musculoskeletal load. Performed clinical trials of back pain as well as laboratory studies to better understand possible injury mechanisms. Has conducted projects that deal with balance and physical activity for people with intellectual disabilities and postural reactions in sitting, with interdisciplinary research teams. Been involved in several international projects, including Europe, Oceania and Japan.Close