Susann PorterDoctoral Student, MSc, Occupational Therapist , Occupational Therapist
Research areas and keywords
UKÄ subject classification
- Medical and Health Sciences
I had the privilege in October 2016 to start working as a PhD student in Professor Ulrika Bejerholms research team, Mental Health, Activity and Participation. My thesis concerns; Mobilizing an integrated return-to-work intervention for peopel with affective disorders-Evaluating individual, professional and employer changes and outcomes and the need for mobile health support at work.
I have during my clinical work come across individuals facing these challenges in life and I feel extremely motivated to be able to now do research in this field.
In 2001, I graduated as an Occupational Therapist from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and began work on a geriatric ward at Danderyd Hospital in Stockholm and also later in Oncology at the Karolinska Hospital. In 2003, I moved to England for 3 years and worked both in Orthopaedics and Neurological teams at The Nottingham City Hospital. When I returned to Sweden I continued in Orthopaedics care at SUS in Malmö and then moved on to a private healthcare company where I worked with rehabilitation at two nursing homes. Among other things I was responsible for ergonomic training among the staff and started an activity in collaboration with Malmö Colleagues and a cat rescue centre where the residents had the opportunity to participate in cat therapy.
I graduated with a Masters degree from Lund University and in 2013 had the fortune to take on the role as a Project Administrator. This job gave me a very important foundation for my present role as a PhD student.
Porter S. Occupational Performance and grip function following a distal radius fracture: A longitudinal study over a six-month period. Hand Therapy. 2013; 18(4) 118-128.
Porter S. Att jobba utomlands. Arbetsterapeuten. 2006; 7: 17-18.
Wolf S, Raadik G. Smärtpatienten hos arbetsterapeuten. Svensk Rehabilitering. 2003; 3: 43-45.
Recent research outputs
Research output: Contribution to journal › Debate/Note/Editorial
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article