Catharina Gillsjo

Catharina Gillsjo

Catharina Gillsjo, PhD, FNP, RN
University of Skovde, School of Health and Education, Sweden


Catharina Gillsjö, PhD, FNP, RN, is a registered nurse with a post graduate diploma as a public health specialist in nursing, and a family nurse practitioner with a master of science in nursing. She earned her PhD in a Joint PhD Program in Nursing between University of Rhode Island, USA and University of Skövde, Sweden. Her research interest includes the health and well-being of older adults in various contexts, especially that of the home. It also encompasses common health problems associated with aging, such as long-term musculoskeletal pain. She has an interest in finding ways to support older adults in daily living and their ability to remain at home. Examples of this interest are the development of STRENGTH-giving dialogues and interest in ambient assisted living technology. Catharina is a senior lecturer at University of Skövde with a special educational interest in advanced practice nursing. She is interested in national and international collaboration in research and education.



Research Interest

Nursing, home, older adults, home health care, long-term pain, nursing, health and welfare technology