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Mats Holmberg

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Department of Health and Caring Sciences Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
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I am a specialist educated ambulance nurse with long clinical experience from Emergency Medical Services (EMS), holding a PhD in medical science. In 2015 I defended my PhD-thesis Being secure in insecurity – aspects of caring in the ambulance service at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm.


I am involved in the specialist nurse education in prehospital and acute care, mainly supervising master thesises. 


Being in need of ambulance care is to be vulnerable and exposed in a dramatic life-event, and to be in an existential suffering. My area of expertise is the acute care within the EMS, especially focusing on the relationships between patients, significant others and ambulance clinicians and the competence this demands.

My research focuses on the acute care in different contexts and especially in the EMS. I am used to both qualitative and quantitative research methods as well as theory and concept development. In addition I supervise four doctoral students in caring science.


I hold a position as research- and development director at the Ambulance Service in the Region of Sörmland together with my position at Linnaeus University. This encompasses to be responsible for developing projects and to increase the level of evidence by initiating and directing different research-projects.

Contact details at Region of Sörmland
Phone: +46 (0)720 85 60 28
Address: Ambulanssjukvården, Mälarsjukhuset, 631 88 Eskilstuna, Sweden


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