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Research environment

Older people's health and living conditions - from cell to society

The research in this environment ranges from the laboratory bench to the patient's bedside with focus on fundamental research (cellular level) and clinical research in care for older persons within three areas:

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The Ageing Gut

– in health and inflammation

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Person Centered Care

and working organization in elderly care


Environment information


Annica Kihlgren

Research domains

  • Medicine

Areas of research

  • Active life
  • Work organization
  • Physical activity
  • Chronic wounds and skin vulnerability
  • Nutrition
  • Personcenterd Care
  • Eldery

A translational research focus links academic research to patient outcomes. The Ageing Gut research group focuses on gut problems among older people for a healthy aging. The Person Centered Care research group focuses on how a person-centered healthcare can be developed in elderly care considering subjective experiences of the persons involved. The Swedish Centre for Skin and Wound Research is specialized in clinical research about chronic wounds and conditions associated with skin vulnerability. Besides, the focus of the environment is on implementation and on close collaboration with local, national and international networks, municipalities, the Region of Örebro County and the private sector.

Participating researchers lecture at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels.

Research projects

Active projects