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Agneta Larsson
Agneta Larsson

Agneta Larsson

Associate Professor
Luleå University of Technology
Health, Medicine and Rehabilitation
Department of Health, Education and Technology
+46 (0)920 493891
S132 Luleå

Mobile Phone: +46 72-539 06 53
Skype: agnlar1


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Agnetas research

Human motion in changing environments

Agneta Larsson's practice and research is Medical Science. My educational background includes integrative physiology and a Master's degree in Medical Science from Karolinska Institute, Stockholm and a Doctoral degree in Physiotherapy from Lulea University of Technology (LTU). My thesis focused on risk and safety analyses, management and interactions between environmental conditions and human behaviour. A particular focus of my research is the significance of the environment, social context and people's self-efficacy beliefs for physical performance and mobility. Located in the subarctic area of northern Scandinavia, the research activities of my group explore how built outdoor environments & seasonal climate variations, as well as people's balance control, attitudes & experiences affect how a person feels comfortable to move in the outdoor environment.

I was a board member of the Nordic Society for Circumpolar Health (NSCH) (2018-2021), aiming to promote and spread interest in scientific studies of healthcare problems in polar, subpolar, and similar environments.Currently I'm working within the European Space University for Earth and Humanity (UNIVERSEH), and here especially focusing on Equity, Inclusion and Diversity in education and mobility as leader for WP 6 from LTUS side.


My teaching

I supervise PhD students and students at Bachelor and Masters level and are responsible for management and teaching in courses in Public health, Ergonomics and work environment, that is, about interactions between humans and their local environment.

International participation of teachers in courses on health promotion and public health


My teaching and examinations in ergonomics courses for students in Technical Design:

Courses I passed - theories and methods

Masters Degree in Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet.

3 year participation in the Research School Arena Risk and Safety at Luleå University of Technology in cooperation with CRR – the Center of Risk analysis and Risk management.

Applied physiology, preclinical, Uppsala University; Participatory research in Human Work, Engineering and Design Sciences, KTH and LTU; 7th International course on safety research, Nordic Institute for advanced training in occupational health, Finland.

Philosophical aspects of risk, LTU; Risk analysis and risk management in human systems, LTU; Management and organisation, LTU; Work physiology, ergonomics and rehabilitation for physiotherapeuts, Umeå Univ and the National institute for working life; Sports medicine for medical doctors, Umeå Univ; Statistical methods and applied multivariate analysis, LTU; Qualitative methods especially addressing case study methodology, LTU; Qualitative content analysis, LTU; Philosophy of Science, LTU; Research Ethics, LTU; ICT in learning environments, Umeå Univ and LTU.

Research supervision course, LTU, Leadership in academia, LTU.


Article in journal

Postural control among individuals with and without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A cross-sectional study of motor and sensory systems (2023)

Strandkvist. V, Lindberg. A, Larsson. A, Pauelsen. M, Stridsman. C, Nyberg. L, et al.
PLOS ONE, Vol. 18, nr. 4
Article in journal

Social life and use of an Arctic city centre during the COVID-19 pandemic (2023)

Chapman. D, Sjöholm. J, Zetterkvist. S, Larsson. A
Arctic Yearbook, s. 185-200
Article in journal

Teknik ska minska fallolyckor bland äldre (2023)

Nyberg. L, Röijezon. U, Larsson. A, Jäger. J, Pauelsen. M, Vikman. I, et al.
Äldre i Centrum, nr. 1
Chapter in book

Designing winter cities (2021)

Arctic urbanisation and Asian mobilities consumption
Chapman. D, Lee. Y, Larsson. A
Part of: Asian Mobilities Consumption in a Changing Arctic
Article in journal

Hand grip strength is strongly associated with lower limb strength but only weakly with postural control in community-dwelling older adults (2021)

Strandkvist. V, Larsson. A, Pauelsen. M, Nyberg. L, Vikman. I, Lindberg. A, et al.
Archives of gerontology and geriatrics (Print), Vol. 94