Gunilla Carlsson

Gunilla Carlsson

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My research is focused on the preconditions for ageing people to be active in daily life, especially activities outside the home, such as physical activity and participation in community life. I am interested in how the physical environmental design affects the activity when you have one or more impairments. My current research activities  are mainly focused on the methodology for accessibility assessments, and the implementation and evaluation of adaptations in the home environment.

Recently, I have also become interested in issues related to the frailest elderly in our society from organizational perspectives, how shortages in communication and organization become barriers to effective care.

The research is conducted within the Centre for Ageing and Supportive Environments (CASE), a Forte-centre at Lund University.

I teach regularly at the Occupational Therapy Program and at the interdisciplinary master courses in Medical Sciences. During recent years I have been involved in the development of the master courses Medical Science Evidence - based practice and Communication, leadership and professional development.

Thesis. Carlsson G. (2002). Catching the bus in old age – Methodological aspects of accessibility assessments in public transport. Department of Clinical Neuroscience. Lund University. ISBN 91-974281-1-6.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

UKÄ subject classification

  • Occupational Therapy

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  • CASE - Centre for Ageing and Supportive Environments


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