I'm working with research on how high temperatures and air pollution can affect our health and who are most vulnerable. I'm also looking at how this could change as the climate is changing.
My background is in Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics and I graduated in 2011. During my PhD I have investigated how high temperatures can affect our health through epidemiological analysis. I have also looked if different statistical approaches might yield different results. The main focus of my thesis however is trying to understand and quantify how future temperatures will affect out health. With a warmer climate, people will be exposed to temperatures that they are not used to and this can have negative health effects. This work resulted in the thesis "Health Effects of Heatwaves – Short and long term predictions", 2017.
During my PhD, me and my colleagues have been collaborating with the Swedish Met Office and Public Health Institute. I helped the Swedish Met Office to create the Swedish heatwave early warning system. My work was carrying out the epidemiological analysis that was the foundation of the system. Later I worked together with the Swedish Public Health Institute. Me and my colleagues wrote a literature review to describe what negative health impacts high temperature might result in.