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Agneta Larsson
Agneta Larsson

Agneta Larsson

Senior Lecturer
Luleå University of Technology
Physiotherapy
Health, Medicine and Rehabilitation
Department of Health, Education and Technology
Agneta.Larsson@ltu.se
+46 (0)920 493891
S132 Luleå

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

Current 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 am 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.

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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

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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.

Publications

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
Article in journal

Practical urban planning for winter cycling (2021)

lessons from a Swedish pilot study
Chapman. D, Larsson. A
Journal of Transport and Health, Vol. 21
Conference paper

Climate change and human behaviour (2020)

Understanding modal choice in a rapidly urbanising Arctic
Chapman. D, Larsson. A
Part of: Arctice Frontiers Science, Theme 4: Local or Global Arctic?, 2020
Chapter in book

Experiences and challenges of providing IoT-based care for elderly in real-life smart home environments (2020)

Saguna. S, Åhlund. C, Larsson. A
Part of: Handbook of Integration of Cloud Computing, Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things