Jenny Womack and Virginia Dickie, PhD and visiting scientists from the United States believes that Swedish research in occupational therapy is of high international standard. When they spent time at the University of Lulea in February, they learned to appreciate the special swedish delicacy semlor.

Guests from the USA like Swedish research

Published: 3 March 2014

Research in occupational therapy in Sweden is different than in the U.S., said Jenny Womack, newly graduate student at Luleå University of Technology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.
-One looks at health in a broader perspective than in the U.S., and I think this is interesting, she says

Monday, February 24, 2014, she held her admission seminar. The title of her research project is Caregiving Occupations, Instrumental Factors and Participation.

-It's about older people who help their relatives or friends who need support in different ways, says Jenny Womack.

She comes in large part to conduct research in the U.S., but will periodically be staying in Luleå.

Jenny Womack spent a week at Luleå University in connection with its admission seminar.

Virginia Dickie, LTU's guest researchers in occupational therapy from the same university as Jenny Womack, was at the university at the same time.

She has been responsible for the education of occupational therapists at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.

Virginia Dickie is now retired but is part time attached to the Department of Health and Rehabilitation at the Department of Health. She is holding lectures and participates in the design of new courses in occupational therapy.

Both Virginia Dickie and Jenny Womack am impressed by the Swedish research in occupational therapy.

-Sweden has among the best research in the world and the people who work at the University of Luleå doing a fantastic job, says Virginia Dickie.

She knows that education to occupational is rated very high quality in an evaluation done by Högskoleverket.

-It's impressive that they managed to do it at a distance, says Virginia Dickie.

Before they left the university because this time they treated their colleagues with semlor.

-Semlor, it's the best thing about Sweden, said Virginia Dickie.