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PhD-candidate in Clinical Oncology at the Deptartment of Radiation Sciences. National Coordinator for RCT study on clinical practice in genetic counselling & prevention efforts in hereditary cancer.
Originally a Biomedicine major from Lund University, later turned science journalist in Stockholm (due to the frustration over low quality medical reporting). Continued on to work with health and research communication in the areas of health promotion and preventive medicine in Linköping. Moved on to strategic communications, organisational development and started a research project in implementation research within the county council before moving to Umeå to support innovations and realise applied research projects.
After a decade of professional experiences outside academia, I started my PhD in clinical oncology at the Department of Radiation Sciences at Umeå University in April 2019. My research focus is mainly on effective cancer prevention strategies and disclosure of family genetic information. I am currently coordinating a nationwide RCT-study called "DIRECT" to evaluate the current clinical practice of family-mediated communication, at four hereditary cancer units in Sweden, and compare this to a proactive healthcare-mediated pathway for disclosure of information on hereditary cancer risks.