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Catrine Kostenius
Catrine Kostenius

Catrine Kostenius

Professor, of Health Science
Luleå University of Technology
Division of Nursing and Medical Technology
Department of Health Sciences
+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 work as a Professor of Health Science at Luleå University of Technology building bridges between the university and the surrounding community. In my role as "Flexit Researcher" at the Municipalities of Norrbotten I lead the research project Collaborative Health Work for Children and Young People in Norrbotten.  This can be linked to programs at the Department of Art, Communication and Education and the Department of Health Sciences. I am also Affiliated Professor of Education with a health focus at Halmstad University. Together with colleagues I have during the past few years developed the Health Guidance Program, which offers a bachelor's degree in health promotion.




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.


Welcome to the 10th Nordic Health Promotion Conference at Luleå University of Technology, Luleå Sweden

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Article in journal

Addressing Sustainable Health Promotion in Theory and Practice (2020)

Nordic Contexts – Nordic Perspectives
Liveng. A, Thualagant. N, Kostenius. C, Kokko. S
Socialmedicinsk tidskrift, Vol. 97, nr. 3, s. 364-372
Article in journal

Schoolchildren’s play (2020)

A tool for health education
Sjöblom. M, Jacobsson. L, Öhrling. K, Kostenius. C
Health Education Journal, Vol. 79, nr. 1
Article in journal

The Nordic perspective on migration and empowerment (2020)

Misund Dahl. B, Buch Mejsner. S, Eklund Karlsson. L, Kostenius. C, Laverack. G, Myglegård Andersen. H, et al.
Health Promotion International
Article in journal

Young Migrants’ Experiences and Conditions for Health (2020)

A Photovoice Study
Lögdberg. U, Nilsson. B, Kostenius. C
SAGE Open, Vol. 10, nr. 2