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Moa Jederström

I am a PhD student at the Athletics Research Center and a former figure skater. I study the health among Swedish figure skaters, focusing on children/adolescents participating in sports, and violence against children in sports.

There is a lack of research on the health of young figure skaters

Although figure skating attracts several hundred thousand participants worldwide, there is little knowledge on young figure skaters’ health. However, studies including adult figure skaters indicate a high prevalence of overuse injuries and an increased risk of impaired mental health.

This dissertation has an interdisciplinary approach that intends to investigate young figure skaters’ health from a broad perspective. The project is supervised by experienced researchers from sports epidemiology, athlete abuse, orthopedics, child- and adolescent psychiatry, dance and parasport. All research is conducted independently but is supported by the Swedish Figure Skating Association.

About me


  • MD, 2021


  • Athletics Research Center



Moa Jederström, Hanna Sandell, Örjan Dahlström, Kristina Faghner, Laura Korhonen, Carolina Lundqvist, Toomas Timpka (2024) 864 BO48 - Towards prevention of self-objectification in young female athletes on social media: instagram posting patterns of female elite athletes in aesthetic and non-aesthetic individual sports


Nash Anderson, Diana Gai Robinson, Evert Verhagen, Kristina Fagher, Pascal Edouard, Daniel Rojas-Valverde, Osman Hassan Ahmed, Moa Jederström, Laila Usacka, Justine Benoit-Piau, Candy Giselle Foelix, Carole Akinyi Okoth, Nefeli Tsiouti, Trine Moholdt, Larissa Pinheiro, Sharief Hendricks, Blair Hamilton, Rina Magnani, Marelise Badenhorst, Daniel L. Belavy (2023) Under-representation of women is alive and well in sport and exercise medicine: what it looks like and what we can do about it BMJ OPEN SPORT & EXERCISE MEDICINE, Vol. 9, Article e001606 Continue to DOI
Justin Carrard, Ana Morais Azevedo, Boris Gojanovic, Pascal Edouard, Tej Pandya, Diana Gai Robinson, Gurhan Donmez, Laila Usacka, Rodrigo A. Martinez Stenger, Luciana De Michelis Mendonca, Jane Thornton, Miguel Reis e Silva, Isabel Schneider, Johannes Zwerver, Moa Jederström, Kristina Fagher, Omar AlSeyrafi, Phathokuhle Zondi, Fariz Ahamed, Mandy Zhang, Katja Van Oostveldt, Norasak Suvachittanont, Carole Akinyi Okoth, Loic Bel, Eloise Matthews, Luke Nelson, Karen Kotila, Karsten Hollander, Patrick J. Owen, Evert Verhagen (2023) Sport and exercise medicine around the world: global challenges for a unique healthcare discipline BMJ OPEN SPORT & EXERCISE MEDICINE, Vol. 9, Article e001603 Continue to DOI
Moa Jederström, Sara Agnafors, Christina L. Ekegren, Kristina Fagher, Håkan Gauffin, Laura Korhonen, Jennifer Park, Armin Spreco, Toomas Timpka (2023) A cross-sectional study of anxiety and depression caseness in female competitive figure skaters in Sweden BMJ OPEN SPORT & EXERCISE MEDICINE, Vol. 9, Article e001491 Continue to DOI


Kristina Fagher, Lovemore Kunorozva, Marelise Badenhorst, Wayne Derman, James Kissick, Evert Verhagen, Osman Hassan Ahmed, Moa Jederström, Neil Heron, Ardavan M. Khoshnood, Andressa Silva, Göran Kenttä, Jan Lexell (2022) Safe and Healthy Para sport project (SHAPE): a study protocol of a complex intervention within Para sport BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, Vol. 8, Article e001392 Continue to DOI