Karolina Lindén

Senior Lecturer

Reproductive and perinatal
Visiting address
Arvid Wallgrens backe hus 1 och 2
41346 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 457
40530 Göteborg

About Karolina Lindén

Karolina Linden is a midwife, and an associate professor in reproductive and perinatal health, at University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Linden has a PhD in Health Care Sciences with the thesis “Women with type 1 diabetes during pregnancy and postpartum – well-being and diabetes management”. Her research revolves around women with added medical risk during pregnancy, birth and/or postpartum. Linden is particularly interested in PREM/PROM and specializes in measuring experiences with validated instruments in large population cohort studies and RCTs. She also uses qualitative methodology, mixed-design studies and performs systematic literature reviews. In 2021 Linden published a commentary in the Lancet. She is main supervisor to two PhD-students and co-supervisor to three. Linden has written a book chapter in a textbook for university students about transition to parenthood. Linden has been engaged as an expert in sexual, reproductive, and perinatal health by the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions. She is currently the primary investigator for one national longitudinal multi-center study, COPE Staff ( and one international cohort study, What matters to mum?, a collaboration between Sweden and South Africa.