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Joana Vicente

Doctoral student
Department of Health and Caring Sciences Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
+46470708938
44169, Hus Vita, Kalmar
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I am a PhD student in Health Science at the Department of Health and Caring Sciences and I am part of the Swedish Family Care Competence Centre, SFCCC. My dissertation work focus is on integrated, person-centred support to promote the health and wellbeing of working carers via the use of Information and Communication Technologies.

I am a Dentist with several years of clinical experience, in Sweden. I am also a Registered Nurse and I hold a MasterĀ“s degree in Health Informatics. In recent years I have worked as a Medical Informatics Specialist in an e-health Swedish company that develops and supplies healthcare systems and other IT support to the healthcare sector.

My thesis work will be part of two major projects; Sustainable Care: Connecting People and Systems, at The University of Sheffield and a Skandia financed research project. The Sustainable care: Connecting People and Systems project is led by Sue Yeandle, Professor at The University of Sheffield, in an international collaboration with 7 other universities, among them, Linnaeus University and Elizabeth Hansson, Professor, and Lennart Magnusson, Associate Professor. This international research project holds different research packages, and aims to understand the sources of economic and social sustainability in care. The Skandia financed research project aims to gather evidenced based knowledge to develop cost-effective interventions that support health, wellbeing, work related and social participation.