Karin HugeliusTitle: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Health Sciences
Phone: +46 19 301353
About Karin Hugelius
Karin Hugelius is PhD researcher and specialized nurse in anesthesia and ambulance care. She works as an ambulance nurse and as senior lecturer at Örebro University. As a lecturer, her focus in mainly in emergency nursing, prehospital- and disaster medicine and crises management.
During the last 15 years, Karin has been deplyed by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), several UN agencies and the European Union (EU) in many crisis and conflict areas around the world. She is listed as an expert in MSB staff roster, the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism Expert roster and the Swedis Red Crss Delegate roster for national and international operations.
Karin´s reseach interests covers several percpecitve of emergencies that affects individuals, organisations and the society. One focus is people's experiences and needs in disasters, and how to respond and support recovery in the very best way, for example by using humanitarian radio. A web-based tool for needs assessment is develoed and evaluated in cooperation woth the World Health Organization (WHO) and several other stakeholders. Professionals deployed in disasters is a group of particular interest, and several studies investigate how preparations, education and health relate to their experiences. Capacity building and long-term effects of training and development interventions in low and middle income countries is studied. Within the field of prehopistal and ambulance emergency care, workplace violance and it´s consequensis is being studied.
Karin was selected as board of the Nursing section of the World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine Association, 2019-2021.