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Margareta Persson

I am Docent in Reproductive and Perinatal Health, and work as Senior Lecturer at the Department of Nursing, Umeå University.

Works at

Affiliation
Associate professor at Department of Nursing
Location
Biologihuset, Hus C, plan 3, 4 och 5. Hus D2, plan 3. Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

As a registered nurse I worked 10 years within emergency and surgical wards. Since 1990 I have worked as a midwife in in in-patient and out-patient health services. I was deputy Senior Lecturer in 2010-2011. During 2011 – 2014, I held a position as Senior Lecturer with 50% research time at Dalarna University. Since August, 2014 I have a position as Senior Lecturer at the Department of Nursing, Umeå University. I have also experience of international teaching of midwifery teachers in Bangladesh in 2018.

RESEARCH:

In December 2009, I defended my doctoral thesis addressing gestational diabetes mellitus from the perspective of pregnant women, midwives and obstetricians at the Department of Clinical Science, Umeå University. Since then, my continued research mainly addresses topics involving women’s health using qualitative and quantitative methods for the research questions.

I am the main supervisor of one doctoral student and assistant supervisor of two students.  I have been assistant supervisor of two PhD students who defended their theses in 2016 and have served as co-supervisor of three qualitative papers in two doctoral projects. My experience covers national and international data collections.

MAIN ONGOING RESEARCH AREAS:

I still perform some research within the field of gestational diabetes mellitus, however in minor extent at the moment.

SWE-TEAR: In this collaboration between researchers at Umeå and Linköping universities we use register data to study women’s health and wellbeing after perineal tears up to one year after childbirth.

OASIS Policies: A collaboration with researchers at Umeå School of Gender Studies, where policies for severe perineal tears at childbirth are explored. Further, affected women’s experiences of wellbeing, sexual life and work capacity 18 months to 5 years after the childbirth are explored in a project. I am the main supervisor of a PhD student in this project.

Women’s health, wellbeing and lifestyle after bariatric surgery: In this research I collaborate with researchers at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm and I am assistant supervisor of a PhD student.

Childhood obesity – prevention and web-based treatment interventions: This project is a collaboration with researchers at Department of Clinical Science, Umeå University and aim to explore the effect of web-based treatment of overweight/obese children. I am assistant supervisor of a PhD student in this project.

International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, Taylor & Francis 2021, Vol. 16, (1)
Shayesteh, Alexander; Gerdsdorff, Fredrik; Persson, Margareta; et al.
Disability and Rehabilitation
Valinger Aggeryd, Karin; Bergström, Cecilia; Mogren, Ingrid; et al.
Journal of the American Heart Association: Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease, American Heart Association 2020, Vol. 9, (3)
Ahlqvist, Viktor H; Persson, Margareta; Ortega, Francisco B; et al.
Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group 2020, Vol. 10
Ekström, Lucas; Ahlqvist, Viktor H.; Persson, Margareta; et al.
Midwifery, Elsevier 2020, Vol. 87
Lindberg, Inger; Persson, Margareta; Nilsson, Margareta; et al.
BMC Surgery, BioMed Central 2020, Vol. 20, (1)
Possmark, Sofie; Sellberg, Fanny; Willmer, Mikaela; et al.
Journal of community psychology (Print), John Wiley & Sons 2020, Vol. 48, (3) : 891-903
Rugema, Lawrence; Persson, Margareta; Mogren, Ingrid; et al.
PLoS Medicine, PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE 2019, Vol. 16, (12)
Ahlqvist, Viktor H.; Persson, Margareta; Magnusson, Cecilia; et al.
Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group 2019, Vol. 9
Ahlqvist, Viktor H.; Persson, Margareta; Ortega, Francisco B.; et al.
Chiropractic and Manual Therapies, BMC 2019, Vol. 27, (1)
Bergström, Cecilia; Persson, Margareta; Mogren, Ingrid
Sexual & Reproductive HealthCare, Vol. 19 : 36-41
Lindqvist, Maria; Lindberg, Inger; Nilsson, Margareta; et al.
International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, Taylor & Francis 2019, Vol. 14, (1)
Possmark, Sofie; Berglind, Daniel; Sellberg, Fanny; et al.
Quality of Life Research, Springer 2019, Vol. 28, (6) : 1497-1507
Sellberg, Fanny; Possmark, Sofie; Willmer, Mikaela; et al.
Sexual & Reproductive HealthCare, Elsevier 2018, Vol. 15 : 46-53
Lindqvist, Maria; Persson, Margareta; Mogren, Ingrid
Midwifery, ELSEVIER SCI LTD 2018, Vol. 61 : 22-28
Lindqvist, Maria; Persson, Margareta; Nilsson, Margareta; et al.
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, BIOMED CENTRAL LTD 2017, Vol. 18
Bergström, Cecilia; Persson, Margareta; Nergard, Kari-Anne; et al.
Sexual & Reproductive HealthCare, Clare: Elsevier 2017, Vol. 13 : 83-90
Lindqvist, Maria; Lindkvist, Marie; Eurenius, Eva; et al.
Sexual & Reproductive HealthCare, Vol. 11 : 47-52
Nilses, Carin; Persson, Margareta; Lindkvist, Marie; et al.
Chiropractic and Manual Therapies, London: BioMed Central 2016, Vol. 24
Bergström, Cecilia; Persson, Margareta; Mogren, Ingrid
Sexual & Reproductive HealthCare, Vol. 9 : 14-20
Lindqvist, Maria; Lindkvist, Marie; Eurenius, Eva; et al.
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, Vol. 16
Petersson, Kerstin; Lindkvist, Marie; Persson, Margareta; et al.
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, Vol. 15
Edvardsson, Kristina; Mogren, Ingrid; Lalos, Ann; et al.
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, Vol. 15
Åhman, Annika; Persson, Margareta; Edvardsson, Kristina; et al.
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, Vol. 14 : 48-
Bergström, Cecilia; Persson, Margareta; Mogren, Ingrid
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, BioMed Central 2014, Vol. 14 : 363-
Edvardsson, Kristina; Small, Rhonda; Persson, Margareta; et al.
Diabetes Care, American Diabetes Association 2014, Vol. 37, (5) : 1432-1438
Estampador, Angela C.; Pomeroy, Jeremy; Renström, Frida; et al.
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, BioMed Central 2014, Vol. 14
Lindqvist, Maria; Mogren, Ingrid; Eurenius, Eva; et al.
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, BioMed Central 2014, Vol. 14 : 185-
Lindqvist, Maria; Persson, Margareta; Lindkvist, Marie; et al.
BMC Health Services Research, Vol. 14
Petersson, Kerstin; Persson, Margareta; Lindkvist, Marie; et al.
BMC Health Services Research, Vol. 14 : 364-
Petersson, Kerstin; Persson, Margareta; Lindkvist, Marie; et al.
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, BioMed Central 2013, Vol. 13 : 111-
Persson, Margareta; Winkvist, Anna; Dahlgren, Lars; et al.
Diabetes Care, Vol. 36, (2) : 267-269
Pomeroy, Jeremy; Renström, Frida; Gradmark, Anna; et al.
Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, Vol. 91, (4) : 439-446
Persson, Margareta; Hörnsten, Åsa; Winkvist, Anna; et al.
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, Vol. 11, (1) : 44-
Gradmark, Anna; Pomeroy, Jeremy; Renström, Frida; et al.
Patient Education and Counseling, Vol. 84, (1) : 78-83
Persson, Margareta; Hörnsten, Åsa; Winkvist, Anna; et al.
BMC Women's Health, Vol. 10, (1) : 18-
Pakbaz, Mojgan; Persson, Margareta; Löfgren, Mats; et al.
Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, Wiley-Blackwell 2010, Vol. 24, (3) : 454-462
Persson, Margareta; Winkvist, Anna; Mogren, Ingrid
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, Vol. 9, (1) : 53-
Persson, Margareta; Winkvist, Anna; Mogren, Ingrid
Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing, Vol. 34, (1) : 55-62
Ellberg, Lotta; Lundman, Berit; Persson, Margareta; et al.
Persson, Margareta; Hörnsten, Åsa; Winkvist, Anna; et al.

I predominantly teach different courses within the midwifery programme, but also in other programs at advanced level. For several years I have been a member of the Bachelor thesis evaluation committee which includes reviewing and assessing large numbers of students’ theses each semester. Further, I’m a member of the Program board at the department since 2015.

AREAS OF TEACHING:

Courses in Midwifery programme (also as course director), gestational diabetes mellitus, overweight/obesity and related consequences for women in fertile age.