Lars Jacobsons research is focused on patients affected by traumatic brain injury.

Awarded for research collaboration with the County Council

Published: 11 November 2013

Lars Jacobsson, researcher at the Department of Health (LTU) and neuropsychologist in Kalix has been assigned Norrbotten County Council scholarship in memory of Elisabeth Holmgren.
The motivation is that his research is "a clear example of how collaboration between the university and the county council can be beneficial for the patient and the health c

Lars Jacobsson received the scholarship, SEK 25 000, at the university's academic ceremony on 9 November 2013.

He received his Ph.D. in Health Sciences in 2010 with a thesis on the lives of patients suffering from traumatic brain injury.

The thesis was based on a study of patients, aged between six and fifteen years after they received their injury.

He is currently working with a follow-up study.

-It will probably be quite unique, at least in Sweden, but I think even the world. It is not common with long-term studies extending over such a long time, says Lars Jacobsson.

Lars Jacobsson is employed in the county of Norrbotten, but has the right to work at Luleå University of Technology 30 percent of the time.

As a researcher, he collaborates in particular with colleagues at Lund University.

-My ambition is to build up research in collaboration  with LTU, Lund and the county council, said Lars Jacobsson.

The Luleå researcher is interested in including distance-spanning rehabilitation with the help of modern technology (e-health).

-I think that will be developed and become very big in the future, says Lars Jacobsson.