Heidi Hagerman

Heidi Hagerman

Senior lecturer
Department of Health and Caring Sciences Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Hus Vita, Kalmar
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I am a RN, and with clinical experience from the home care of older adults. I have a PhD in Nursing and a MSc in Medical Sciences, and have been working in the Academy since 2010. I have a position as Senior Lecturer at the Department of Health and Caring Sciences and is a part of the research group Resilient Healthcare and Patient Activation (ReAction) group, at Linnaeus University.


My teaching subjects are scientific theory and method, caring science and leadership and organization. I work in the nursing program and in the specialist nursing programme. I am examiner for a number of courses and supervisor for bachelor and master students when they write their theses. I am also assistant supervisor for a doctoral student.


I got my doctoral degree in nursing at Uppsala University in 2019 with the thesis “Working life among first-line managers and their subordinates in elderly care - an empowerment perspective”. 

I am a part of the Resilient Healthcare and Patient Activation (ReAction) group, at the Department of Health and Caring Sciences, Linnaeus University, led by Professor Mirjam Ekstedt. The ReAction group focuses on complex interventions and self-management support in people with chronic conditions. I work with several joint research projects and I am a supervisor for the PhD student Ann-Therese Hedqvist. 


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Engström, M., Högberg, H., Strömberg, A., Hagerman, H., Skytt, B. (2021) Relationship between staff assessment of working life in elderly care and older persons’ satisfaction with care - a multilevel, cross-sectional and correlational design. Journal of Nursing Care Quality [published online ahead of print, 2020 Feb 18].

Hagerman, H., Engström, M., Wadensten, B., Skytt, B. (2019) How do first-line managers in elderly care experience their work situation from a structural and psychological empowerment perspective? An interview study. Journal of Nursing Management, DOI:10.1111/jonm.12793.

Strömberg, A., Engström, M., Hagerman, H., Skytt, B. (2019) First-line managers dealing with different management approaches. Leadership in Health Services, 32:543-557.

Hagerman, H., Högberg, H., Skytt, B., Wadensten, B., Engström, M. (2017) Empowerment and performance of managers and subordinates in elderly care: A longitudinal and multilevel study. Journal of Nursing Management, 25:647-656.

Hagerman, H., Skytt, B., Wadensten, B., Högberg, H., Engström, M. (2016) A longitudinal study of working life among first-line managers in the care of older adults. Applied Nursing Research, 32:7-13.

Hagerman, H., Engström, M., Häggström, E., Wadensten, B., Skytt, B. (2015) Male first-line managers’ experiences of the work situation in elderly care: an empowerment perspective. Journal of Nursing Management, 23:695-704.

Skytt, B., Hagerman, H., Strömberg, A., Engström, M. (2015) First-line managers' descriptions and reflections regarding their staff's access to empowering structures. Journal of Nursing Management, 23:1003-1010