Åsa Hedlund is a PhD student and a teacher at the department of caring sciences. Her areas of interest lie in long-term mental and physical illness, neuropsychiatric impairments in working life, scientific methods, existential questions and psychology. Åsa is specialized in primary care and home health care.
Right now, Åsa is a PhD student in a research project on return to work, health and well-being after a long-term sick leave for common mental disorders in women. The purpose of the project is to investigate women's beliefs about returning to work and their health and psychological well-being after a long-term sick leave for stress, depression or anxiety. The project runs for five years and is expected to be finished in March 2024. Since 2023, Åsa is the project manager for "NPF in working life" (neurodevelopmental disorders in working life), which deals with nurses with ADHD and/or autism and their work environment, health and well-being. Two publications in the field are expected in 2024.