Kristina Fagher

Doctoral Student, Physiotherapist, Certified Sports Physiotherapist, , ,

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

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

Keywords

  • Sports medicine, Paralympic sport

Research

I have been working in the Rehabilitation Medicine Research Group since March 2013 and I started my PhD studies in 2014. 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. Beside my PhD-studies I am a Physiotherapist at the Swedish Paralympic Committee and Vårdhuset Malmö.

My research is on sports-related injuries and illnesses in Paralympic athletes. The number of athletes with impairments participating in organized sports and the popularity of the Paralympic Games is steadily increasing. The aim of my thesis project is to gain an increased knowledge of the epidemiology of sports-related injuries and illnesses in Paralympic athletes. In the project we will use quantitative and qualitative studies to establish the extent of health-related problems as a basis for future sports-related prevention programs. My main supervisor is Jan Lexell, and assisting supervisors are Jennny Jacobsson, Örjan Dahlström and Toomas Timpka, Linköping University. 

Beside my PhD-studies I am a Physiotherapist at the Swedish Paralympic Committee and Vårdhuset Malmö.

 

Recent research outputs

Kristina Fagher, Dahlström, Ö., Jacobsson, J., Timpka, T. & Jan Lexell, 2019 Apr, In : British journal of sports medicine. 53, Suppl 1, p. A10 1 p., 27.

Research output: Contribution to journalPublished meeting abstract

Kristina Fagher, Ahmed, O., Pernheim, N. & Varkey, E., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. March 2019, 18

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rönnby, S., Lundberg, O., Kristina Fagher, Jacobsson, J., Tillander, B., Gauffin, H., Hansson, P-O., Dahlström, Ö. & Timpka, T., 2018 Aug 13, In : JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 6, 8, e10270.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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