Mats Holmberg

Mats Holmberg

Adjunct teacher
Department of Health and Caring Sciences Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
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I am an Associate Professor in Caring Science and specialist educated ambulance nurse with over 20 years of clinical experience from Emergency Medical Services (EMS). 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 thesis. 


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.


R&D Director
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.

Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE)
Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE) is a government agency under the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs. I am a full member of FORTE's review panel for Care and Health Care Organisation, which allocates research funds in the regular call for proposals.

Nordic College of Caring Science (NCCS)
Charmain for the Nordic College of Caring Science, 2022-ongoing.

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


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