Research area

Our group perform research in several areas with focus on health, lifestyle and rehabilitation. Two main research areas are 1) exercise and stress management in cancer and 2) health and rehabilitation in working life.


We perform research related to cancer in intervention, implementation and methodological studies as well as qualitative studies to describe experiences in patients, their close ones and healthcare personnel. We perform physiological mechanism studies investigating the effect of exercise on health and side-effects of treatment in close collaboration with specialists. We collaborate with several Swedish and international universities and hospitals.

Health in working life

Within health in working life, we evaluate the effects of different interventions and collaborations between Försäkringskassan, Arbetsförmedlingen, municipalities, healthcare and employers using quantitative and qualitative methods. We perform health economy studies and process evaluations to support effective implementation of new work routines.