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Catrine Kostenius
Catrine Kostenius

Catrine Kostenius

Luleå University of Technology
Nursing and Medical Technology
Department of Health, Education and Technology
+46 (0)920 493288
S312 Luleå

Presentation of myself

My background is in Child Health Care and Education with special interest in Health promotion. I am a professor of Health Science and work as a researcher, and teacher at Luleå University of Technology. I also work part-time at Norrbotten Association of Local Municipalities as a Public Health Development Manager with focus on children and youth - School of health. Current research- and development projects include ChatPal, where our multidisciplinary research group explore how mental health can be promoted with the help of AI technology. The project Research Circles in Piteå municipalityisabout health-promoting school development. The research I conduct can be linked to educational programs at the Department of Health, Education and Technology. Further, I am an affiliated professor of Educationwith a health focusat Halmstad University. Our research group works with health promoting research-and developmentprojectsin general, and with particular focus on LGBTQ persons' health. I am engaged in a governmental assignment  at SBU (The Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Research) with focus on promoting mental health in children and youth, a member of the NHPRN (Nordic Health Promotion Research Network) and proud to represent Sweden in the research network SHE (Schools for Health in Europe).

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Hälsoskolan i Norrbotten


HBTQ personers hälsa




Marcus Liwicki, Catrine Kostenius and Karolina Parding, professors at Luleå University of Technology.

Chat Pal

ChatPal is a three-year, interdisciplinary research and development project that is supported by the Northern Periphery and Arctic Program in collaboration with the municipalities of Norrbotten and the Norrbotten Region. The international partners are the University of Eastern Finland, the Cork Institute of Technology, Ulster University and a number of health care players in Scotland, Finland and Northern Ireland. Luleå University of Technology professors Karolina Parding, Catrine Kostenius and Marcus Liwicki will carry out the project together with several colleagues from their respective research groups. ChatPal project included in the investment Health School in Norrbotten, which is conducted in cooperation with the municipalities in Norrbotten, Region Norrbotten and Luleå University.


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Chapter in book

Alla är med! Möjliggörare och medskapare i hälsofrämjande skolutveckling (2021)

Kostenius. C, Nyström. L
Part of: Elevhälsa och en hälsofrämjande skolutveckling
Article, review/survey

Health-related integration interventions for migrants by civil society organizations: an integrative review (2021)

Pelters. P, Lindgren. E, Kostenius. C, Lydell. M, Hertting. K
Part of: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
Chapter in book

"När hela hjärtat var med" - personal och elever arbetade hälsofrämjande på Töreskolan (2021)

Andersson. A, Öhman. H, Gardelli. Å, Nyström. L, Kostenius. C
Part of: Elevhälsa och en hälsofrämjande skolutveckling
Article in journal

The Nordic perspective on migration and empowerment (2021)

Misund Dahl. B, Buch Mejsner. S, Eklund Karlsson. L, Kostenius. C, Laverack. G, Myglegård Andersen. H, et al.
Health Promotion International, Vol. 36, nr. 1, s. 216-222