Axel Wolf

Professor/ Nurse

Care in Long-term
Visiting address
Arvid Wallgrens backe hus 1 och 2
41346 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 457
40530 Göteborg

About Axel Wolf

Centre director Centre for Person-centred Care (GPCC)

Professor, Senior consultant Anesthesia (CRNA) & Affiliated researcher at the University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-Centred Care (GPCC).

I have a combined position as a Professor at the Institute of Health and Care Sciences and as a senior consultant at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital; Department of intensive care and anesthesiology. I am also a full professor at the University in Olso (OsloMet). I lead the research group Gothenburg Pain Lab,


I teach primarily at the advanced level at the university. My focus areas are person-centred care, shared economy/platform economy, value-based healthcare and eHealth.

Clinical background:

My experience is found in anaesthesia and intensive care with a special focus on bariatric surgery and opioid-free anaesthesia. I have a position at the department of intensive care and anesthesiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital.


My research taps on different aspects of person-centred care, such as exploring the organizational aspects of implementing PCC, innovations of PCC products/services as well as evaluation of complex interventions. A recent research area is sharing economies, value-based healthcare and strategic change management. My clinical research in Anesthesia is found within pain management and opioid-free anaesthesia. I am A affiliated researcher at the University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-Centred Care (GPCC). I lead the Gothenburg Care Lab ( together with Associate professor/MD Paulin Andrell.


I am the primary investigator for a recent innovation project funded by the Swedish agency for innovation (Vinnova), investigating the prerequisites for a shared economy in healthcare. I am the chair of the European committee in charge of developing a standard of patient involvement in healthcare.

I have been the operative project leader for several national projects for the development of several strategic platforms for implementation and research regarding PCC within the healthcare sector.