Information about how GPCC is organised.
GPCC is located at The Institute of Health and Care Sciences at Sahlgrenska Academy, the faculty of health sciences at The University of Gothenburg.
GPCCs research is structured in four research domains.
These research domains are:
- Theoretical and practical development of person-centred care
- Evaluation and measurement of person-centred care
- Implementation, organisation, leadership and governance of person-centred care
- Learning and education in person-centred care
Research is ongoing in a number of projects within GPCC. These projects all fit under one or more of the above mentioned research domains. Click here for a list of these projects.
The Steering Committee makes decisions on development of the centre and the use of its resources. They meet approximately 7 times per year.
[The Committee members names are linked to their corresponding university overview page]
The following persons are members of GPCC’s Steering Committee:
Chairperson: Joakim Öhlén, PhD in Health Care Pedagogics, Professor Nursing, Centre Director GPCC.
Patient Representative: Håkan Hedman, Chair Swedish Kidney Association, Honorary Doctor Sahlgrenska Academy, Member of the Advisory Council for Research Ethics Sahlgrenska Academy, Chairperson of the GPCC Person Council for Patients and Relatives.
Research Advisors: Karl Swedberg, Senior Professor of Cardiology and Care Science Sahlgrenska Academy, Professor of Medicine Imperial College London, Charles Taft, Associate Professor of Psychology Sahlgrenska Academy and Eric Carlström, Professor of Care Sciences with specialization in Leadership and Health Care Organisation, Phd Health Care Sciences, Public Administration and Health Management.
Lead, Utilisation and Innovation: Tina Verolin, Innovation Advisor, Grants and Innovation Office, University of Gothenburg.
Lead, Research domain Learningand Education and Education and Implementation: Mari Lundberg, Physiotherapist, Associate Professor, Sahlgrenska Academy.
Lead, Research domain Theoretical and practical development of PCC: Eva Jakobsson Ung, PhD in Health Care Sciences, Associate Professor Nursing Sciences Sahlgrenska Academy.
Lead, Research domain Evaluation and Measurement of PCC: Philip Moons, Visiting Professor, The Institute for Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Academic Centre for Nursing and Midwifery, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgien.
Lead, Research domain Implementation, organisation, leadership and governance of PCC: Lars Wallin, Professor Care Sciences Centre Director Knowledge Impementation and Patient Safety - KIPS University of Dalarna, Research Manager Region Dalarna.
Representative, Junior researchers: Birgit Heckemann, Postdoctor.
Representative from the host department’s Management group: Karin Ahlberg, Head of Department, Institute of Health and Care Sciences.
Irene Carlensberg, Steering group Secretary
Jeanette Tenggren Durkan, Co-ordinator of administration, communication, events and collaboration
Helén Wärnsäter, Finance Officer
Person council for patients and relatives/carers
The GPCC Person council consists of a group of persons with long personal experiences of Swedish health care, either as patients or relatives/carers. The width of their collective experience covers a wide spectrum of various health care environments; hospital care, primary care, elderly care and child health care etc. They have experienced an equally wide variety of specialist care, for example diabetes, cancer, heart conditions, psychiatry, and irritable bowel disease.
The aim of this council is to validate GPCCs activities and research from a patient and relative/carer perspective, as well as receive the council members input, and also to co-create ideas, content and activities related to person-centred care. The council normally meets three times per year, and members participate regularly in various GPCC activities like workshops and events.
Nicky Britten, Professor of Applied Health Care Research University of Exeter Medical School
Bengt Kristensson Uggla, Amos Anderson Professor of Philosophy, Culture and Management Åbo Akademi, Associate Professor in World Views and Ideologies Uppsala University