I am a Paediatric nurse, Professor in Paediatic Nursing, and employed as a Senior Lecturer at the School of Education, Health and Social Studies. I am the leader for the research centre Reproductive, Infant and Child Health (RICH) and I am the Director for Postgraduate Studies at Dalarna University. I completed my PhD in 2007 at the Department for Women’s and Children’s Health, Uppsala University, with the thesis Breastfeeding and Becoming a Mother – Influences and Experiences of Mothers of Preterm Infants. I did postdoctoral studies 2009-2010 at Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit (MAINN) at University of Central Lancashire, UK. In 2010-2014 I was the coordinator for the research network Separation and Closeness Experiences in the Neonatal Environment (SCENE), in which I am still in the Steering group. Main research areas: Breastfeeding/feeding and parenting in families with preterm infants focusing on emotional and relational aspects. Some of the current projects I am involved in concern: effects of support to families of preterm infants during and after hospitalization; experiences of emotional closeness in neonatal units; and adolescents’ health. I have six PhD students at present.
A meta-ethnographic study of facilitators for positive breastfeeding experiences and the needs for breastfeeding support in mothers of preterm and/or LBW infants
Health from an adolescent perspective
Parental support in neonatal units in Sweden
Parenthood After Neonatal Care - PANC
Significant others in neonatal units
- Facilities for presence and provision of support to parents and significant others in neonatal units, Acta Paediatrica, 2019, Vol. 108, No. 12, 2186-2191. Article : refereed. .
- Self-rated health, subjective social status in school and socioeconomic status in adolescents: a cross-sectional study, BMC Public Health, 2019, Vol. 19. Article : refereed. .
- Breastfeeding progression in late preterm infants from birth to one month., Maternal and Child Nutrition, 2019. Article : refereed. .
- Compliance with the "Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative for Neonatal Wards" in 36 countries, Maternal and Child Nutrition, 2019, Vol. 15, No. 2. Article : refereed. .
- Qualitative study showed that a culturally tailored parenting programme improved the confidence and skills of Somali immigrants, Acta Paediatrica, 2019, Vol. 108, No. 8, 1482-1490. Article : refereed. .