Maria is a Post doc and a lecturer. Her research adopts a paediatric public health perspective, focusing on the primary prevention of HPV-related cancer.
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Maria is a registered nurse and has a medical master degree in public health. In 2015 she received her PhD in Medical Sciences at Dept. of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden. The overall aim of the thesis was to examine beliefs about human papillomavirus (HPV) prevention of HPV, especially HPV vaccination, in the perspective of parents, immigrant women, adolescents and school nurses, and to promote primary prevention of HPV among adolescents.
In January 2016 Maria began as a Post doc at the Dept. of Women’s and Children’s Health at Uppsala University. The research adopts a paediatric public health perspective, focusing on the primary prevention of HPV-related cancer. The research also comprises sexual and reproductive health among adolescents, and vulnerable groups such as immigrant women.
Since January, 2016, Maria is also a senior lecturer at the Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala University.
Specific areas of interest are socioeconomic and behavioural aspects of primary prevention of HPV-related cancer:
Parental decision-making process, whether to refuse or accept HPV vaccination of their daughters aged 10-12
Parental attitudes towards including boys in the HPV vaccination programme
The school nurses’ attitudes towards the vaccination
The adolescents’ attitudes and behaviour regarding prevention of HPV infection
The effects of an educational intervention in the school health services
School nurses experiences and beliefs about the educational intervention in the school health services aiming to promote prevention of HPV among adolescents
Reproductive Life Plan for Youth
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