Nilla AnderssonDoctoral Student, Occupational therapist
Research areas and keywords
UKÄ subject classification
- Occupational Therapy
- CASE - Centre for Ageing and Supportive Environments
Since 2018, am I a PhD student by the institution of Health science, Lund University, and belong to the research group “Active and Healthy Aging”. My research project concern home aspects and the connection to health, among people with Parkinson’s disease. The supervisors of this project are Susanne Iwarsson (main supervisor), Maria Nilsson, and Björn Slaug (co-supervisors).
The research is to a great extent based on existing data from the project ”Home and health in People Aging with Parkinson´s Disease” (PI: Maria Nilsson). For the fourth qualitative study, further data collection will be made. The overarching aim is to generate knowledge on home and health dynamics among people ageing with Parkinson´s disease. I hope this knowledge will lead to more direct rehabilitation interventions for this group and is important for societal planning and housing development targeting people ageing with Parkinson’s disease.
I graduated as an occupational therapist in 2006 from Lund University. My clinical background is in specialized rehabilitation for persons with chronic diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and dementia. I also have a master in medical science.