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Kristina Areskoug Josefsson

Kristina Areskoug Josefsson


Professor i Arbetsintegrerat Lärande H515


Staff member at Section for health promotion and care sciences. Conducts research in workintegrated learning, health sciences, nursing sciences.


Kristina is Professor of Work Integrated Learning at University West. During 2022-2024, Kristina also works as Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor for flexible education. Kristina is also Adjunct Professor of Public Health and Rehabilitation at the Department of Behavioural Science, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway.

Kristina conducts interdisciplinary research in the promotion of flexible education, sexual health, work environment, coproduction and in quality improvement and leadership in health and welfare. Kristina has several ongoing research projects nationally and internationally. Examples of ongoing projects are Digital Education in Child Esecsuality for Child Welfare Educators (led by VID Specialized University), Digital Doctoral Student Supervision and Evaluation and Implementation of SEXIT in Student Health.

Kristina's clinical background is as a specialist physiotherapist in rheumatology and research and development coordinator in rehabilitation. In 2013, Kristina defended her doctoral thesis Sexual health in Rheumatoid Arthritis - a physiotherapeutic approach at Lund University. Thereafter, postdoc projects were carried out at Lund University in 2014 and at Luleå University of Technology in 2015 with a focus on communication and knowledge about sexual health among occupational therapy, physiotherapy and nursing students and the development of the questionnaire Students' Attitudes towards addressing Sexual Health questionnaire (SA-SH).


Krisitna teaches in the Specialist Nursing Programme and is the main supervisor of the PhD students Patrik Haraldsson (Jönköping University), Elin Salmiranta (Jönköping University), Pontus Wallin (Jönköping University), Ingrid Thunem (VID Specialized University) and co-supervisor of Anna ChuChu Schindele (Malmö University).


WIL, improvement science, leadership, co-creation, public health, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), work environment, rehabilitation


Kristina has assignments as a reviewer of theses and is a member of the examining committee, both nationally and internationally. Reviewers for international scientific journals and for research funders.


Kristina Areskoug Josefsson (

Kristina has blogged scientifically for Jönköping University's blog Vertikals


Link to Kristina's publications