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Research team

Our research team

Here at the Medical Universities of Gothenburg and Lund, we have in a large research study investigated how people deal with their daily life challenges and how that impacts their health.

We discovered that the key to better health lies in the ability of some people to ask themselves small questions, those that inspire them to take a step back and respond with a new approach.

We’ve now developed a web program, available to our partners, with texts and activities so you can do the same.

People Our research team

Anders Rosengren

Associate Professor

Anders Rosengren, MD PhD, is a Swedish diabetes researcher and physician. He has made extensive studies on the genetic, molecular and clinical background of type 2 diabetes and published in high-profile international journals such as Science, Cell Metabolism, Nature Communications and Science Translational Medicine. He has received the Rising Star Award by the European Association for the Study of Diabetes and has been appointed a Future Research Leader in Sweden by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research and a Ragnar Söderberg Researcher in Medicine. Anders Rosengren leads the initiative, writes the content and is principal investigator for the research study.

Birgitta Abrahamsson

Research nurse

Birgitta Abrahamsson has worked over three decades to prevent and treat patients with lifestyle diseases in primary care settings in the Gothenburg area in Sweden. Since 2017 she works as a research nurse and is coordinating and managing all activities with our partner organizations, has regular contact with our study participants and contributes to the content on the tool.

Jessica Hedin

Research nurse

Jessica Hedin has over many years worked in the primary care in southern Sweden to prevent and treat patients with lifestyle diseases such as type 2 diabetes. Since 2017 she works as a research nurse and manages the clinical parts of the research studies on the Health and Lifestyle tool and contributes to the content on the tool.

Maria Fälemark

Research and diabetes nurse

Maria Fälemark has worked extensively to prevent and treat patients with lifestyle diseases in primary care settings in Sweden. Since 2012 she works as a research nurse and has been managing both drug trials and lifestyle studies. Maria Fälemark contributes to the content on lifestyle aspects and manages the clinical parts of the research study.

Collaborators

To enable this initiative we have collaborated with a number of experts, including:

  • Paul Tyler
    Copenhagen, Usability expert
  • Emelia Mellergård 
    Lund, Psychologist
  • Dr. Anna Patersson
    UK, Translator
  • Gunilla Willstéen
    Malmö, dietician
  • Sophie Barber
    Copenhagen, User interaction and web design
  • Happiness
    Stockholm, Web development Agency

Translators

Texts have been translated from Swedish into English by Dr. Anna Paterson, Paul Norlén and Anders Rosengren. Dr. Anna Paterson have translated the following texts: Peace is the key to Health, How finding a meaning in life can support your health, Getting lost only to find good Health, The art of changing habits, How to deal with unhealthy habits, Paying attention to your Health, Eating for a long life, Stop postponing things, Fast food or slow cooking, Being less focused on the outcome, Your Health will never be complete, Genes and lifestyle, Seize the day, How you can solve problems by taking exercise, Where are you on the scale of motivation to exercise?, Health-giving silence, Humble questioning, Reaching Health by discarding, Loneliness and Health, To be free, End the day with gratitude, How to ask questions - a few hints, Dag Hammarkjöld journey, Four types of motivation, Think of how you think, Thought traps, Me and others, Food problems, Acceleration to ill-health, Time and health, and Health through acceptance.

Contact

Please feel free to contact us via

Email: internetverktyg@gu.se