My research combines epidemiology, method development, intervention- and implementation research and qualitative studies, with special focus on physical activity and exercise in the cardiovascular field. The research is characterized by clinical projects where the implementation of research results with direct benefit to the patient is highly valued.
Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation under the supervision of a physiotherapist is a highly evidence-based treatment which, however, is underutilized. There is a large need to identify methods and interventions targeting how it is possible to increase participation and adherence with this treatment.
Please visit my research group PHYS-EX CVDs homepage to read more about some of our current projects. The projects target epidemiological research within the framework of the SWEDEHEART-registry and to develop and evaluate telerehabilitation and behavioural medicine interventions with the aim of optimizing availability, efficiency, and goal fulfilment in exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention.
My research also includes studies within the cardiovascular field with focus on e-health interventions, associations between objectively measured physical activity and health, effects of physical exertion and exercise on the immune system and inflammation, randomized controlled trials evaluating effects of exercise in patients with intermittent claudication and in elderly patients with coronary artery disease, as well as qualitative studies. I also have collaborative efforts in patients with COPD and cancer.
I have established effective large national and international collaborations and networks in my field. My research is clinically relevant and often performed in collaboration between researchers with interdisciplinary competence. I contribute actively within the European Society of Cardiology in research, guidelines and to various task forces.