Kristina Fagher

Kristina Fagher

Associate researcher, Physiotherapist

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I am an associate researcher in the Rehabilitation Medicine Research Group. I defended my PhD-thesis Sports-related Injuries and Illnesses in Paralympic athletes in December 2019. The overall aim of this thesis was to describe and gain an in-depth understanding of the epidemiology of sports-related injuries and illnesses in Swedish Paralympic athletes, in order to assist the future development of evidence-based preventive measures adapted for Paralympic athletes.

Since 2019 I´m working as a researcher in the Rehabilitation Medicine Research Group. I am PI for the project "Safe & Healthy Para sport", a project that is pursued in close collaboration with Institute of Sports & Exercise Medicine Institute, Stellenborsch University. At the moment we are performing a prospective 5-year study monitoring para athletes health, and we have also implemented a complex intervention study focsusing on health promotion in para sport.

My other research acitivites focus on athlete health and performance in figure skating and tennis, as well as anti-doping.

I am regulary teacing sports medicine at the Physiotherapy programme, LU, and I am also working as Physiotherpist for the The Swedish Paralympic Committee. 

I took my degree in Physiotherapy in 2010 and earned a Master’s degree in Sports science/Sports Medicine at Lund University in 2012. In 2009 I was an exchange student at Melbourne University. 

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

UKÄ subject classification

  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sport and Fitness Sciences
  • Clinical Medicine

Free keywords

  • Sports medicine
  • Paralympic sport


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