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Theses by SWEAH affiliated PhD students

Here you will find dissertations by SWEAH affiliated PhD students. The PhD projects within SWEAH contribute with interdisciplinary perspectives on ageing and health. The theses are being developed at partner universities throughout Sweden.


Behzad Iravani

Isak Berge

Rebecca Baxter

Ageism in the Media: Online Representations of Older People
Wenqian Xu, Linköpings University

Unequal tracks? Studies on work, retirement and health
Harpa Sif Eyjólfsdóttir, Karolinska Institutet

Losing control and developing concerns. The complexities of aging postural control and fall-related concerns
Mascha Pauelsen, Luleå University of Technology

Preventive Home Visits Among Older People – Risk assessment, self-rated health and experiences of healthy ageing
Astrid Fjell, Karolinska Institutet

How can older adults combat diabetes to achieve a longer and healthier life?
Ying Shang, Karolinska Institutet

Doing informal care: Identity, couplehood, social health and information and communication technologies in older people’s everyday lives
Frida Andréasson, Linnaeus University


Sleep and cognition in old age: Birth cohort differences, dementia, and biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease
Johan Skoog, University of Gothenburg

Understanding Preclinical Dementia: Early detection of dementia through cognitive and biological markers
Nicola Payton, Karolinska Institutet 

Oral health, experiences of oral care, associated factors, and mortality among older people in short-term care 
Susanne Koistinen, Dalarna University

Machine learning applications in healthcare
Ana Luiza Dallora Moraes, Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH)

Depression among Swedish 70-year-olds – Sex differences from a gender perspective
Therese Rydberg Sterner, University of Gothenburg

Access to cross-border healthcare for older persons in the European Union: The interplay between EU law and Swedish law
Martina Axmin, Lund University

Existentiell ensamhet hos sköra äldre personer: Vårdpersonals och volontärers erfarenheter och behov av stöd 
Malin Sundström, Malmö University


The role of atrial fibrillation in cognitive aging: a population-based study
Mozhu Ding, Karolinska Institutet

Periodontitis, carotid calcifications and future cardiovascular diseases in older individuals
Viveca Wallin Bengtsson, Malmö University, Kristianstad University

Modelling and quantifying brain connectivity and dynamics with applications in aging and ADHD
Neda Kaboodvand, Karolinska Institutet

Predictors and consequences of injurious falls among older adults: a holistic approach 
Stina Ek, Karolinska Institutet

Inequity in mind. On the social and genetic risk factors of dementia and their interactions
Caroline Hasselgren, University of Gothenburg

Socioeconomic influences on late-life health and mortality: exploring genetic and environmental interplay
Malin Ericsson, Karolinska Institutet

Dopamine, decision-making and aging. Neural and behavioural correlates
Lieke de Boer, Karolinska Institutet

Change and continuity in psychological health across the retirement transition – interindividual differences and post-retirement adjustment
Georg Henning, University of Gothenburg

Retirement and life satisfaction: A resource-based dynamic perspective
Isabelle Hansson, University of Gothenburg

Multimodal imaging: Functional, structural, and molecular brain correlates of cognitive aging
Bárbara Avelar Pereira, Karolinska Institutet

Assessment of cognition in ageing. Investigating internal validity, occurrence and reversion of mild cognitive impairment. Data from the general population study “Good aging in Skåne”
Marieclaire Overton, Lund University

Impact of psychosocial working conditions on health in older age
Kuan-Yu Pan, Karolinska Institutet

Housing accessibility and participation among older adults with long-standing spinal cord injury
Lizette Norin, Lund University


The impact of amyloid peptides on pericytes in Alzheimer’s disease
Nina Schultz, Lund University 

Piecing together a fragmented world: Structures to promote the understanding of people with advanced dementia
Catharina Melander, Luleå University of Technology

Capturing the experience of health among persons aging in a migration context - Health promotion interventions as means to enable health and occupations in daily life
Annikki Arola, University of Gothenburg

Using a life-course approach to better understand depression in older age
Linnea Sjöberg, Karolinska Institutet

Experiences and outcomes of systematic preventive work to reduce malnutrition, falls and pressure ulcers in nursing home residents
Christina Lannering, Jönköping University

Activity avoidance, perceived walking difficulties, and use of mobility devices in people woth Parkinson’s disease
Manzur Kader, Lund University

Nutritional perspectives in health-promoting program for community-dwelling older adults
Julie Johannesson, University of Gothenburg

Cardiovascular risk factor profiles in the development and progression of physical limitation in old age: a population based study
Emerald Heiland, Karolinska Institutet

Perceived aspects of home, health and well-being among people in Sweden aged 67-70 years
Maya Kylén, Lund University

The impact of diabetes on cognitive aging and dementia
Anna Marseglia, Karolinska Institutet

Toward inclusive pharmaceutical packaging: An innovation and design process perspective
Giana Carli Lorenzini, Lund University

Set for life? Socioeconomic conditions, occupational complexity, and later life health
Alexander Darin-Mattsson, Karolinska Institutet

Do psychosocial working conditions contribute to healthy and active aging? Studies of mortality, late-life health, and leisure
Charlotta Nilsen, Karolinska Institutet

Quality of life, functional level and needs of care after vascular major lower limb amputation
Ulla Riis Madsen, Lund University


Inter-individual differences in associative memory: Structural and functional brain correlates and genetic modulators
Nina Becker, Karolinska institutet

Information and communication technology – mediated support for working carers of older people
Stefan Andersson, Linnaeus University

Arrhytmias in older people: Focusing on atrial fibrillation. Epidemiology and impact on daily life
Therese Lindberg, Lund University

Care and services at home for persons with dementia. Structure, process, and outcomes
Christina Bökberg, Lund University


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