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Research

The Centre for Health Governance research has its starting point with the many challenges the health care sector faces, challenges especially suitable for interdisciplinary, cross-professional and cross-sectorial collaborations.

Research results that will have the potential to give great effects on the population's health and for the society organisation and economy. The aim is to support a sustainable societal development within the health care sector through research and cooperation between people active within the academy, the public administration and the business community.

Seminars

Welcome to join a seminar with Martin Karlsson, Professor of Economics at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Chair of Health Economics at CINCH (Competent in Competition and Health) research centre, and a Research Fellow at IZA. Martin is also an affiliated professor at the  Dept of Economics.

The seminar will take place in person in the B44 Lecture Room and on Zoom on Tuesday, April 19, at 12:05-13:00. (contact yuejun.zhao@economics.gu.se for zoomlink)

The title of his talk is “Premium refunds and healthcare use” and is joint work with Daniel Avdic, Simon Decker, and Martin Salm.

Research areas

Research areas within Health Governance has a wide spectra, from governance and management to making cost effective treatments. Also about policy governance, both about its alignment and implementation, with significance for the national progress within the health care sector:

  • Preventive and primary care
  • Demographic transformation in society, health and healthcare costs
  • Technology-driven change, digitalization and robotisation: professiona roles, professional methods, AI (decision support), patient safety
  • Leadership, change management, innovation and implementation in complex care environments
  • Ethical considerations and guidelines for prioritizations in health care

  • Effects of and cost-effectiveness of new medical technologies
  • The importance of socio-economic factors for health-related behavior and health outcomes during life
  • Universal health coverage (SDG 3.8) - financial risk protection

Within the framework Agenda 2030 for sustainable development the importance of development of knowledge supporting countries in their practicing of sustainable and effective "Health System Governance". There is a focus on how different actors can strengthen their ability to develop and implement strategies to achieve UN goals for sustainable global development (SDGs) within the health care sector set for 2030.

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Affiliated researchers

Ewa Wikström, Head of Centre for Health Governance

Professor, Health Governance, Business Administration, HHGU.
Research Area: Health governance, leadership, collaboration, teams, communication, projects and change management in health care.

Jahangir A.M. Khan, Vice Head of Centre for Health Governance

Professor, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, GU.
Research Area: Health Economics.

Kristian Bolin

Professor, Health Economics, HHGU.
Research Area: Health economics; Microeconomics; Economic evaluation.

Mikael Svensson
Professor, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, GU.
Research Area: Health Economics.

Mikael Cäker
Senior Lecturer, Business Administration, HHGU.
Research Area: Inter-organizational management control, incentive systems, responsible accounting practices and interaction between different forms of control.

Max Petzold
avdelningschef, Avdelningen för samhällsmedicin och hälsa

Gustav Kjellsson

Associate Professor, Business Administration, HHGU.
Research Area: Health Economics, Learning and Leadership for Health Care Professionals.

Roxanne Kovacs

post-doc, Institutionen för nationalekonomi med statistik

Yuejun Zhao

post-doc, Institutionen för nationalekonomi med statistik

Johanna Andersson
Senior Lecturer, School of Public Administration, GU.
Research Area: Public Administration, Collaboration, Interorganizational integration.

Hanna Gyllensten
Senior Lecturer, Centre for Person-centred Care, Institute of Health and Care Sciences, GU.

Research Area: Health Economics, Learning and Leadership for Health Care Professionals.

Lisa Norrgren
PhD, from HHGU, Region Västra Götaland.

Research Area: Health Economics, The Economics of Time Preferences, Health, and Education.

Ingrid Svensson
PhD, Postdoctoral researcher at Karolinska Institutet.

Research Area: Leadership and management for healthcare.

Affiliated PhD students

Karl Maack
PhD-student, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, GU.

Research Area: Telemedicine, Implementation, Innovation.

Erik Söderberg
PhD-student, School of Public Administration, GU.

Research Area: Public Health, Health Prevention, Health Promotion, Project Management.

Mimmi Kheddache Jendeby
PhD-student, Centre for Global Human Resource Management, Sociology and Work Science, GU.

Research Area: Strategy, Information system, Change, Silence.

Linnéa Windahl Strömblad
PhD-student, Business Administration, HHGU.

Research Area: Organizing Sustainability in MedTech-organizations.

Otto Nieminen
PhD-student, Department of Business Administration, HHGU.

Research Area: Organizing Innovation in MedTech-organizations.

Nazneen Rony
PhD-student, Department of Business Administration, HHGU.

Research Area: Human Resource Management, Well-being in organizations.

Elin Sandegård
PhD-student, Department of Law, HHGU.

Research Area: Public law, with a particular focus on medical law, and jurisprudence.

Reza Javid
PhD-student, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, GU.

Research Area: Health Economics.

Jonathan Severin
PhD-student, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, GU; Institute of Stress Medicine (VGR).

Research Area: Health Economics, Organizational Work Environment, Stress.

Thi Ngoc Phuong, Nguyen
PhD-student, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, GU.

Research Area: Epidemiology.

Jean Nepo Utumatwishima
PhD-student, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, GU.

Research Area: Socioeconomic aspect of nutrition.

Royasia Viki Ramadani
PhD-student, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, GU.

Research Area: Health Economics.

Benjamin Peter Harvey
PhD-student, Centre for Person-centred Care, Institute of Health and Care Sciences, GU.

Research Area: E-Health, Health Economics.

David Bilén
PhD-student, Department of Economics, HHGU.

Research Area: Health Economics.

Sofie Larsson
PhD-student, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, GU.

Research Area: Health Economics.

Mohannad Taha O. Alkhateeb
PhD-student, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, GU.

Research Area: Health Economics.

Khaled Al-Thabaiti
PhD-student, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, GU.

Research Area: Health Economics.