Amanda Hellström

Amanda Hellström

Associate Professor
Department of Health and Caring Sciences Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
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I am a registered nurse with a specialist education in surgical nursing. I defended my dissertation in 2013 at Lund University with a thesis on insomnia in the elderly, and our opportunities to promote better sleep in a non-pharmacological way, through good nursing care. Since 2014, I have worked at Linnaeus University as a senior lecturer.


Since 2014, I have been involved in teaching in the Nursing program, in caring science and scientific theory courses. In 2020 I became the program coordinatior for the Nursing program.

I also supervise doctoral students in caring science and health science.


After the dissertation, I have continued with studies that concern how sleep interacts with various health conditions. I have also been interested in psychometry and validation of instruments used in research and clinical practice, to estimate health measures. We work specifically with the latter in the research group HOMe.
The research group ReAction conducts research aimed at improving the conditions for health care to carry out good and safe care in an equal manner through the patient's care chain, and to strengthen individuals' ability to actively promote their own health with increased accuracy. Within this group, I work with projects linked to various eHealth support and digital care services. A special focus area is also sexual health and well-being after cancer treatment.
In the research group iCare, I participate in studies that investigate what happens to sleep after a cardiac arrest.
I also work in projects led by Jönköping University, which focus on sleep problems in connection with cancer and Restless legs syndrome (RLS). Here, too, the goal is to develop effective strategies and treatments, based on good care and patient participation, to relieve symptoms.


Member of the Faculty Board, FHL
Program coordinator for the Nursing program


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