News: Apr 24, 2012
Managers who want to be successful must be receptive.
"They must also give clear messages. They must stimulate others, and they must be able to say 'No'", says Kerstin Nilsson, Professor at the Institute of Health and Care Sciences.
She has identified management-related factors that ensure that people at a workplace experience good health. She has identified management-related factors that ensure that people at a workplace experience good health.
Kerstin Nilsson conducts research into management in the healthcare sector. She describes herself as creative and full of initiative, a person full of curiosity who desires to learn more and to extend her limits.
"Learning something always gives rise to change: it’s a sort of journey. The learning process opens opportunities", says Kerstin Nilsson.
After many years working as a nurse, in particular in company health services, she changed her career. She took some extra courses in the adult education system in Sweden, and then in 1993 began her education as nursing teacher.
"I enjoyed it immensely. It was enabling. Hard work. And I found out that I could cope with most things that came along. I think it’s a great shame that the municipal adult education system is being dismantled – it has been a great opportunity for people for whom life has turned out less than straightforward," says Kerstin Nilsson.
She was appointed professor on 24 February, and is also Vice-Dean of the Sahlgrenska Academy.
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