Helena Stigson

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Traffic Researcher at Folksam Insurance Group Stockholm, Sweden


As a researcher I am mainly working with collection of in-depth crash injury data and doing analysis of different data sets of real-life crashes as well as crash tests. I have been responsible for several research projects in many different fields such as vulnerable road users, child safety in cars, injury risk for car occupant, sport injuries, helmet testing and real-time driving data. The overall objective of my research during the years has been to study road crashes using a system approach to identify system weaknesses as well as important factors that need to be addressed to further develop a safe road transport system in line with Vision Zero.


  • 2014 Associate Professor (Docent), Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2005 – 2009 PhD Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Sweden
  • 2002 – 2004 M.Sc., Mechanical engineering Chalmers technical university, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1999 – 2002 Bachelor of Science, Biomechanics Halmstad University, Halmstad, Sweden


A Safe Road Transport System - Factors Influencing Injury Outcome For Car Occupants. Thesis for doctoral degree (PhD), Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Sweden. May 2009 Author: Helena Stigson