Social Medicine and Public Health with focus on Implementation issues

The implementation of new methods in Health Care is a growing research field. To be of benefit for patients, new evidence based methods must be successfully implemented in practice.

My research area concerns the implementation of new methods in various fields, such as Primary Care, Physiotherapy and Patient Safety. The application of theoretical models in planning, performing, and evaluation of implementation processes helps to create new knowledge in the area.

I am also engaged in teaching regarding implementation, physiotherapy and public health. I have an interest in research methodology, in particular qualitative research methods.


1985 Reg. Physiotherapist
2004 Master of Public Health
2012 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Field of Teaching

I am the course coordinator of a course on Implementation, research level, and for a course on Clinical Evaluation and Measurement in Physiotherapy. I am co-supervising PhD students in implementation, Physiotherapy and patient safety. 



Hanna Lindblom, Siw Carlfjord, Martin Hägglund

Adoption and use of an injury prevention exercise program in female football: A qualitative study among coaches

In Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports

Article in journal

Siw Carlfjord, Annica Öhrn, Anna Gunnarsson

Experiences from ten years of incident reporting in health care: a qualitative study among department managers and coordinators

In BMC Health Services Research

Article in journal

Marita Danielsson, Per Nilsen, Hans Rutberg, Siw Carlfjord

The professional culture among physicians in Sweden: potential implications for patient safety

In BMC Health Services Research

Article in journal


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