My interests are implementation of health promotion in health care services; behaviour change among staff and patients, and patients’ role in implementation processes.

My PhD project looks at the implementation of a coordinated care initiative in primary care, so called Lifestyle teams. The teams aim to improve work routines of screening and counselling of unhealthy lifestyles and behaviour change. Implementation is investigated using patient and staff perspectives in terms of implementation process and outcomes. One of the studies specifically explores patients’ role in implementation processes. Another study is a process evaluation of the implementation including a five year period.  



Amy O'Donnell, Latifa Abidi, Jamie Brown, Nadine Karlsson, Per Nilsen, Kerstin Roback, Janna Skagerström, Kristin Thomas

Beliefs and attitudes about addressing alcohol consumption in health care: a population survey in England

In BMC Public Health

Article in journal

E Kristin Andersson, Ulrika Müssener, Catharina Linderoth, Nadine Karlsson, Preben Bendtsen, Marcus Bendtsen

Effectiveness of a Text Messaging-Based Intervention Targeting Alcohol Consumption Among University Students: Randomized Controlled Trial

In JMIR mhealth and uhealth

Article in journal


Karin Festin, Kristin Thomas, Joakim Ekberg, Margareta Kristenson

Choice of measure matters: A study of the relationship between socioeconomic status and psychosocial resources in a middle-aged normal population


Article in journal

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I am a behavioural scientist with focus on health and psychology. I have an MSc Health Psychology from the University of the West of England. I was previously project manager for a workplace health promotion project at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Wales and stress management group leader for South Gloucester Primary Care Trust, England.


BSc Psychology, 2005
MSc Health Psychology, 2007

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  • Implementation Science Group, Linköping university
  • Lifestyle Implementation and Intervention Research group (Liir), Linköping university
  • European Implementation Collaborative


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