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Helena Lindgren

Helena Lindgren holds a position as senior lecturer and is also an associate professor specializing in reproductive and perinatal health. She has extensive experience from teaching at midwifery programs and master program in care sciences. She is the head of division for sexual, reproductive and perinatal health at the department of women’s and children’s health at Karolinska Institutet since 2016 and the program director for the midwifery program at KI. She is member of the international committee and the board of education within the Swedish Midwives Association. Her research focus is on models of care for optimal outcomes during pregnancy and childbirth. She has conducted epidemiological studies, intervention studies and she has also extensive experience from complex interventions using qualitative data for evaluations and enhanced understanding. HL is the innovator of the MIMA-model (Midwives' Management during the second stage of labor) which showed a reduction in perineal injuries among first-time mothers. She is since 2017 a guest professor at the University of Gondar in Ethiopia. She is responsible for the development of a research education program in midwifery at the university and is a supervising three PhD students within the program. The implementation of the MIMA model in the local context is one of the subjects in the program. She is also the supvervisor of one PhD student in Malawi focusing on the implementation of a continuity of midwifery-led care model. The Malawi activities are part of a larger international consortium including seven countries.

Furthermore, HL is PI for the EMMA program in Sweden, Enhanced Maternity care for Migrant families – research to Action. The overall aim of EMMA is to improve the functioning and sustainability of maternity care systems and to reduce health inequalities in Sweden by investigating and meeting the specific needs of migrant women and facilitating the development and implementation of innovative and effective maternity care models for migrant women.

Helena Lindgren

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Helena Lindgren holds a position as senior lecturer and is also an associate professor specializing in reproductive and perinatal health. She has extensive experience from teaching at midwifery programs and master program in care sciences. She is the head of division for sexual, reproductive and perinatal health at the department of women’s and children’s health at Karolinska Institutet since 2016 and the program director for the midwifery program at KI. She is member of the international committee and the board of education within the Swedish Midwives Association. Her research focus is on models of care for optimal outcomes during pregnancy and childbirth. She has conducted epidemiological studies, intervention studies and she has also extensive experience from complex interventions using qualitative data for evaluations and enhanced understanding. HL is the innovator of the MIMA-model (Midwives' Management during the second stage of labor) which showed a reduction in perineal injuries among first-time mothers. She is since 2017 a guest professor at the University of Gondar in Ethiopia. She is responsible for the development of a research education program in midwifery at the university and is a supervising three PhD students within the program. The implementation of the MIMA model in the local context is one of the subjects in the program. She is also the supvervisor of one PhD student in Malawi focusing on the implementation of a continuity of midwifery-led care model. The Malawi activities are part of a larger international consortium including seven countries.

Furthermore, HL is PI for the EMMA program in Sweden, Enhanced Maternity care for Migrant families – research to Action. The overall aim of EMMA is to improve the functioning and sustainability of maternity care systems and to reduce health inequalities in Sweden by investigating and meeting the specific needs of migrant women and facilitating the development and implementation of innovative and effective maternity care models for migrant women.

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Helena Lindgren holds a position as senior lecturer and is also an associate professor specializing in reproductive and perinatal health. She has extensive experience from teaching at midwifery programs and master program in care sciences. She is the head of division for sexual, reproductive and perinatal health at the department of women’s and children’s health at Karolinska Institutet since 2016 and the program director for the midwifery program at KI. She is member of the international committee and the board of education within the Swedish Midwives Association. Her research focus is on models of care for optimal outcomes during pregnancy and childbirth. She has conducted epidemiological studies, intervention studies and she has also extensive experience from complex interventions using qualitative data for evaluations and enhanced understanding. HL is the innovator of the MIMA-model (Midwives' Management during the second stage of labor) which showed a reduction in perineal injuries among first-time mothers. She is since 2017 a guest professor at the University of Gondar in Ethiopia.  After graduation as a midwife I worked in labor wards and assisted planned home births for several years before entering the PhD program and teaching midwifery students.  

Forskningsbeskrivning

Research projects I am PI for: 

MIMA - Midwives' management during second stage of labor

EMMA-program (co-leader Erica Schytt) - Enhanced Maternity care for MigrAnt women - research to action

 

 

Utbildning

Forskarutbildning 2004-2008 Karolinska Institutet

Barnmorskeutbildning 1998-1999 Mälardalens Högskola

Sjuksköterskeutbildning 1991-1992 Högskolan Dalarna

Akademiska priser och utmärkelser

Sahlgrenska akademins pris för bästa utbildningsprogram.

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