Maya Kylén

Associate Researcher, PhD

Research areas and keywords


  • Home, Gerontology, Ageing, Person-centred care, Environmental Psychology, Stroke, CASE - Centre for Ageing and Supportive Environments


I am currently holding a position as an assistant researcher at the Department of Health Sciences at Lund University. I also have a post-doc position at University Dalarna. My main research interest concerns the interaction between older persons and the environment, with a specific focus on the home.


At Lund University, I am currently engaged in the UserAge programme, focusing on user participation in research on ageing and health. UserAge is a four node endeavour with international collaboration coordinated by Centre for Ageing and Supportive Environments (CASE).

My post-doc project at University Dalarna is the Rehabilitation and Architecture in person’s home project (REARCH). The REARCH aims to explore environmental factors, relationships between these factors and outcomes for people with stroke. Further, the project aims to understand how environmental factors can facilitate or hinder a person-centered rehabilitation process.

Thesis: Kylén, M. (2018). Perceived aspects of home, health and well-being among people in Sweden aged 67-70 years. (Doctoral dissertation). Lund University, Sweden:

Recent research outputs

Marie Elf, Maya Kylén & Elizabeth Marcheschi, 2020 Jan 1, Architecture for Residential Care and Ageing Communities: Spaces for Dwelling and Healthcare. Gromark, S. & Andersson, B. (eds.). Taylor and Francis - Balkema, p. 252-266

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Maya Kylén, Lena Von Koch, Hélène Pessah-Rasmussen, Elizabeth Marcheschi, Charlotte Ytterberg, Ann Heylighen & Marie Elf, 2019 Jul 6, In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 16, 13, 2409.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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