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GPCC is located at the Institute of Health and Care Sciences at Sahlgrenska Academy, the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Gothenburg.

Research domains

GPCCs research is divided into four research domains. Each domain has one or two Line Managers (senior researchers), whose work is supported by one or two junior researchers.

These research domains are:

  • Building Blocks for person-centred care
  • Evaluation and measurement of person-centred care
  • Implementation of person-centred care
  • Organisation for person-centred care

Research Projects

Research is ongoing in around forty different projects within GPCC. These projects all fit under one or more of the above mentioned research domaines. For more information see gpcc.gu.se/english/research

Executive Board

The Executive Board makes decisions on development of the centre and the use of its resources. They meet approximately 20 times per year.

[Our board members names are linked to their corresponding university overview page]

The following persons are members of GPCC’s Executive Board:

Chairperson: Inger Ekman, Professor of Care Sciences Sahlgrenska Academy, Centre Director GPCC

Patient Representative: Håkan Hedman, Chair Swedish Kidney Association, Honorary Doctor Sahlgrenska Academy

Research Manager: Karl Swedberg, Senior Professor of Medicine Sahlgrenska Academy, Professor of Medicine Imperial College London

Education and Implementation Managers: Irma Lindström Kjellberg, Ph. lic. In Health Care Sciences Sahlgrenska Academy and Catarina Wallengren, PhD in Health Care Sciences Sahlgrenska Academy

Utilisation and Innovation Manager: Andrew Telles, Head of Innovation, Grants and Innovation Office, University of Gothenburg

Manager, Research domain Building blocks for PCC: Eva Jakobsson Ung, PhD in Health Care Sciences, Associate Professor Nursing Sciences Sahlgrenska Academy

Managers, Research domain Evaluation/Measurement of PCC: Charles Taft, Associate Professor of Psychology Sahlgrenska Academy and Karl Swedberg, Senior Professor of Medicine Sahlgrenska Academy, Professor of Medicine Imperial College London

Manager, Research domain Implementation of PCC: Lars Wallin, Professor Care Sciences Centre Director Knowledge Impementation and Patient Safety - KIPS University of Dalarna, Research Manager Region Dalarna

Manager, Research domain Organisation for PCC: Eric Carlström, Professor of Care Sciences with specialization in Leadership and Health Care Organisation, Phd Health Care Sciences, Public Administration and Health Management

Co-opted member:
Advisor, Philosophy: Bengt Kristensson Uggla, Amos Anderson Professor of Philosophy, Culture and Management Åbo Akademi, Associate Professor (Docent) in World Views and Ideologies Uppsala University


Jeanette Tenggren Durkan, Administration and Communication

Carola Hjörnhede, Finance Officer

Centre Council

The GPCC Centre Council consists of the Executive Board plus a number of senior researchers (mainly P.I.s of major projects) and junior researchers. 

Person Council

Person Council for patients and family carers

The GPCC person council consists of 10 persons with long personal experiences of Swedish health care, either as patients or family 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. And they have experienced an equally wide variety of specialist care, for example for diabetes, heart conditions, stroke, aphasia, and also an extremely rare genetic disorder; Kleefstra Syndrome, which entails a number of different physical and cognitive disabilities.

The aim of this council is to validate GPCCs activities and research from a patient and 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 twice 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

Alan Tennant, Professor, BA, PhD., MD (honoris causa), Senior Advisor Schweizer Paraplegiker-Forschung

Fannie Gaston-Johansson, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor Emerita, Elsie M. Lawler Chair Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Håkan Billig, Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology Sahlgrenska Academy

Lars Rydén, Senior Professor of Cardiology, Karolinska Institute

Bengt Kristensson Uggla, Amos Anderson Professor of Philosophy, Culture and Management Åbo Akademi, Associate Professor in World Views and Ideologies Uppsala University

Page Manager: Jeanette Tenggren Durkan|Last update: 6/2/2017

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