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Sebastian Gabrielsson
Sebastian Gabrielsson

Sebastian Gabrielsson

Associate Professor
Luleå University of Technology
Nursing and Medical Technology
Department of Health, Education and Technology
+46 (0)920 493227
S319 Luleå

Sebastian is Associate Professor of Nursing, Recognized University Teacher and Registered Nurse specialized in psychiatric care. In his 2015 doctoral thesis he explored the content and context of adult psychiatric inpatient care from the perspective of professional caregivers. He has a clinical background in acute psychiatric care.


He has been involved in teaching at university level since 2006, mainly within first cycle nursing education and second cycle psychiatric nursing education. He is interested in flexible, relational, web based pedagogical solutions.

Course coordinator

  • O7034H Nursing, Thesis in Psychiatric Care, 15 credits


  • O7024H Nursing within Psychiatric Care, 7.5 credits
  • O7044H Nursing Interventions within Psychiatric Care, 7.5 credits
  • O7074H Leadership, organization and development in Psychiatri Care, 7.5 credits
  • M7015H, Psychiatry, 7.5 credits
  • O0102H Recovery-Oriented Practice in Psychiatric Care I, 7.5 credits
  • O0108H Recovery-Oriented Practice in Psychiatric Care II, 7.5 credits
  • O0106H Nursing, Thesis, 15 credits


Sebastians research use primarily qualitative methods and include both professional and service user perspectives. Areas of special interest include:

  • Psychiatric inpatient care and inpatient mental health nursing
  • Recovery oriented care and recovery focused transformation
  • Reflective practices in nursing education and practice
  • Vulnerable populations health care needs and experiences
  • Innovative technological solutions in mental health
  • Professional roles and perspectives in psychiatric care

PhD Students

  • Anja Söderberg, Department of Health, Education and Technology, Luleå University of Technology. Main supervisor.
  • Katharina Derblom, Department of Nursing, Umeå University. Co-supervisor.
  • Niklas Pekkari, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts. Co-supervisor.
  • Anna Sandsten, Department of Nursing, Umeå University. Co-supervisor.

Current Assignments


Conference paper

Understanding Men’s Mental Health Needs in Sweden and South Africa (2023)

Gabrielsson. S, Mavundla. T
Part of: Posters in Theme 4, Health - Understanding the burden of disease in Sweden and South Africa, 2023
Article in journal

Constrained nursing: Nurses’ and assistant nurses’ experiences working in a child and adolescent psychiatric ward (2022)

Söderberg. A, Ejneborn-Looi. G, Gabrielsson. S
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, Vol. 31, nr. 1, s. 189-198
Article in journal

Learning your limits (2022)

Nurses’ experiences of caring for young unaccompanied refugees in acute psychiatric care
Gabrielsson. S, Karim. H, Ejneborn Looi. G
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, Vol. 31, nr. 2, s. 369-378
Article, review/survey

Men who self-harm—A scoping review of a complex phenomenon (2022)

Tofthagen. R, Gabrielsson. S, Fagerström. L, Haugerud. L, Lindgren. B
Part of: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Article in journal

Nursing Staff’s Experiences of Caring for People with Mental Ill-Health in General Emergency Departments: A Qualitative Descriptive Study (2022)

Derblom. K, Molin. J, Gabrielsson. S, Lindgren. B
Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Vol. 43, nr. 12, s. 1145-1154