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Karin Hugelius

Position: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Health Sciences


Phone: +46 19 303000

Room: P2441

Karin Hugelius

About Karin Hugelius


Karin Hugelius is a senior university lecturer, associate professor and specialized nurse in anesthesia and ambulance care. Her research is focused on disaster medicine, crises management, psychosocial support in crises and prehospital emergency care. Karin teach students in disaster medicine and nursing, emergency- and prehospital nursing and scientific methodology. She also works as an ambulance nurse.

During the last 20 years, Karin has been deployed by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), several UN agencies and the European Union (EU) in many international missions around the world. She is listed as an expert in MSB staff roster, the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism Expert roster and the Swedish Red Cross Delegate roster for disaster response operations.

Karin's research interests covers a broad perspective of emergencies that affects both individuals and the society. Crises management, coordination preparations and training as well as psychosocial support and mental health interventions in disasters and major incidents is of special interest. Within prehospital emergency care, workplace violence and it´s consequences as well as clinical assessment within the ambulance services is being studied. Karin is supervisor for PhD student Anna Slettmyr, and co-supervisor for PhD student Ruhija Hodza- Beganovic, Magnus Viking and Anja Westman.

Other assignments: 

  • Nursing SIG officer in the World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM)  2019-2023.
  • Swedish National Expert Advisory Group in disaster medicine 
  •  Ambulance Health Research network (AHRN).
  • European Union Civil Protection Expert. 



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