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I am a registered occupational therapist and professor of occupational therapy. Since the 1990s I lead research projects about everyday activities, well-being and quality of life among people with mental health problems. Descriptive studies, development and evaluation of interventions, as well as development of instruments, are included in this research. I head a research network – HOW (Health, Occupation and Wellbeing (HOW) – which has its focus on daily occupations, health, and well-being in different populations. I am also member of the Centre for Evidence-based Psychosocial Interventions for People with Severe Mental Illness (CEPI). One of my current projects is an RCT evaluating the effects of a lifestyle-based intervention targeting everyday activities for people with mental illness, aimed at improved balance between different activities, increased engagement in activities and improved satisfaction with life.

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 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

UKÄ subject classification

  • Occupational Therapy

Free keywords

  • Occupational therapy
  • Mental health
  • Rehabilitation

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