Oberg, Birgitta

Oberg, Birgitta
Country
Sweden
Bio

Professor Öberg has been working within clinical research during the past 20 years. The research has been mostly on neck, shoulder and low back problem including studies on mechanisms, classification, prognosis and interventions. She has over 120 publications and has been a co-author in the Lancet series on Back Pain. The aim of the research program to is to further develop knowledge on how factors as clinical symptoms picture patient’s resources for movement and function, as well as how behavioral and personal factors as attitudes, motivation, and work ability can be included in clinical reasoning, decision-making and development of Evidence Based Practice.  She has recently been part of starting studies with in implementation science to develop new models of care  for back pain. Professor Öberg has tutored over 20 doctorate students with different back grounds. Professor Öberg has held the position as head of department of Medical and Health sciences for over 10 years and since 2001 been a professor in physiotherapy, the Faculty of Health Sciences Linköping University, Sweden. Professor Öberg has been a member of the board of Medicine and Health at the Swedish Research Council and 2013-2016 as the chair.