Greta Häggblom Kronlöf

Senior Lecturer

Department of Health and
+46 31-786 57 23
Visiting address
Arvid Wallgrens Backe Hus 2
41346 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 455
40530 Göteborg

About Greta Häggblom Kronlöf

I am associated professor in occupational therapy, employed as a senior lecturer at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the Unit Health and Rehabilitation. I share my position between being program manager for the occupational therapist program, teaching at both basic and advanced level, chairman of the education council at the unit and my research.

As a researcher, my interest is to understand perceived health among older people from an activity perspective. With my dissertation work Participation in everyday life (2007), I investigated how participation in everyday life is experienced by the elderly themselves and how technology in everyday life can affect participation and health among the very old.

During my postdoctoral studies, the research has mainly focused on health-promoting measures among elderly people living at home studied in the research group FRESH - FRail Elderly Support Research Group which is part of the Center for Aging and Health Education - AgeCap Research is about health promotion with a focus on how to enable involvement in everyday activities among older people through health promotion efforts. This mainly took place through two RCT studies Elderly people in Risk zone and Livslots Angered. In the latter project, we studied how to support the health of foreign-born people who are aging in Sweden. Parts of this research took place in collaboration with the research at the Center for person-centered care - GPCC .

Today I am also active in a research group at Borås University, Department of Resource Recovery and Community Development. The research group studies why waste occurs, especially food waste, and how the amount of waste can be reduced by improving sorting, but also how to reuse can be developed, such as old bread can be reused to create fungi-based food. All with the aim of being able to create a sustainable and circular society with a good economy, the waste must be utilised/obsolete into new raw material resources.