CRB offers a multi-disciplinary research environment with a group of supervisors to help projects develop.
The PhD students at CRB have come from a variety of backgrounds: Medicine, nursing, philosophy, health economy, biology and political science. We offer a multi-disciplinary research environment and make sure students have a group of supervisors to help them develop their projects.
All PhD positions at CRB are advertised on the University vacancy pages. We also offer courses for PhD students in medicine, pharmacy, science and technology at Uppsala University.
Several of our PhD students working with clinical issues, like palliative care in peadiatric oncology and DNR decisions in oncology and hematology care. Some projects deal with risk information, like cardiovascular risk communication in primary care or the return of incidental findings in biobank research and genome studies. There are also projects on neuroethics, one dealing with disorders of consiousness and another on unconciousness, more specifically resignation syndrome.
Communicating with unconscious patients
The instrumental investigation and assessment of consciousness have witnessed an astonishing progress over the last years. Michele Farisco is looking at the neuroscience of disorders of consiousness.
Deciding to not resuscitate
Mona Pettersson investigates clinical and ethical perspectives on ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ (DNR) orders among staff in oncology and hematology care.
Handling incidental findings
How should we handle incidental findings in biobank and -omics research? Jennifer Viberg Johansson's PhD project examined the arguments for and against disclosure of incidental findings.
Pervasive refusal syndrome
Karl Sallin is studying pervasive refusal syndrome as a disorder of consciousness.
Communicating risk for heart disease
Sofia Lavén is studying cardiovascular risk communication in primary care and how general practitioners value and communicate lifestyle and genetic risk factors.
Preconception genetic screening
Amal Matar is looking at the ethical issues of preconception genetic testing and screening, taking the family’s and the individual's perspective into account.
Mirko Ancillotti is looking at antibiotics resistance and the ethical aspects of using peptide-based antibiotics.
Cardiopulmonary risk communication
We study how research participants and patients perceive risk for heart and lung disease. And what they want to know.
PhD: Children in palliative care
Li Jalmsell's PhD-project focuses on palliative care and end-of-life care in pediatric oncology with a focus not only on the child, but also how different aspects in the end-of-life care affect bereaved family-members long-term.
- Towards Good Palliation for Children with Cancer: Recognizing the Family and the Value of Communication: Li Jalmsell
- Factors associated with participation in phase 1 and phase 3 oncology trials: Tove Godskesen
- Introduction of School-Based HPV Vaccination in Sweden: Knowledge and Attitudes among Youth, Parents, and Staff: Maria Gottvall
- Transforming the Doping Culture: Whose responsibility, what responsibility?: Ashkan Atry
- Trust in Biobank Research: Meaning and Moral Significance: Linus Johnsson
- Biobank Research: Individual Rights and Public Benefit: Joanna Forsberg
- Responsible Conduct in Dual Use Research: Towards an Ethic of Deliberation in the Life Sciences: Frida Kuhlau
- Patientsäkerhet och kvalitetssäkring i svensk hälso- och sjukvård: En medicinrättslig studie: Ewa Axelsson