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Sofia Nyström

Senior Associate Professor

How do we learn a profession? What is a professional practice? From a sociomaterial perspective, my research problematizes professional learning and how the practices are enacted and intertwined with sociomaterial arrangements.

Vocational and professional learning between education and work

My research interests concern different aspects of professional learning and education. My doctoral thesis explored graduates professional development in the transition between higher education and work life. My current interests concern learning and professional development within higher education, especially within medical education, and work place learning. I have a special interest in identity formation, interprofessional learning and supervision.

I have studied how you learn forensic knowledge and develop an identity as a forensic specialist within a trainee program at the National Forensic Centre in Sweden. The research explores how the training is arranged and enacted and the practice of supervision from a socio-material perspective. 

At the moment I am a part of an ongoing study concerning ”Interprofessional learning in simulation-based training for the healthcare professions”. The research project aims to develop knowledge on how interprofessional collaboration in healthcare teams could be arranged and trained through simulation-based learning environments. It is an interdisciplinary collaboration between Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Medical education, University of Gothenburg, Department of Education, Communication and Learning and Karolinska Institutet, Center for Advanced Medical Simulation. 




Magnus Dahlstedt, Andreas Fejes, Helena Colliander, Nedzad Mesic, Sofia Nordmark, Sofia Nyström, Maria Rydell (2024) Vägar fram Vägar fram? : Den sociala rörlighetens banor i migrationens Sverige
Sofia Nyström, Song-ee Ahn (2024) Teaching with simulators in vocational education and training - From a storing place to a new colleague Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, Vol. 138, Article 104409 Continue to DOI


Andreas Fejes, Magnus Dahlstedt, Helena Colliander, Nedzad Mesic, Sofia Nordmark, Sofia Nyström, Maria Rydell (2023) Migration, språkligt lärande och social inkludering Resultatdialog 2023, p. 44-47
Song-ee Ahn, Sofia Nyström (2023) The professional bodies of VET teachers in the context of simulation-based training for vocational learning Vocations and Learning, Vol. 16, p. 141-156 Continue to DOI
Sofia Nyström, Andreas Fejes, Nedzad Mesic (2023) Social Inclusion Beyond Education and Work: Migrants Meaning‐Making Towards Social Inclusion Social Inclusion, Vol. 11 Continue to DOI