User:Ronny Gunnarsson

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Brief bio[edit]

MD in Sweden 1980. General Practitioner in Sweden since 1991. PhD 2001. A few highlights with focus on research:

  • Head of the Research and development (R & D) unit for primary health care and dental care in southern Älvsborg county, Sweden 1996-2011.
  • Chairman of the local R & D Council of Southern Älvsborg County, Sweden 2000-2011.
  • Member of the R & D Council for region Västra Götaland, Sweden 2007-2011.
  • Member of the Steering Group for R & D Sjuhärad Välfärd, Sweden 2007-2011.
  • Associate Professor in General Practice at Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Gothenburg University 2007-2011.
  • Adjunct Professor (≈Collegiate Professor) in General Practice at Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Gothenburg University 2011-.
  • Associate Professor in General Practice and Rural Medicine at Cairns Clinical School, School of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Australia 2012-.
  • Member of the Research committee for School of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Australia 2012-
  • Member of the Honours committee for School of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Australia 2012-
  • Member of Cairns & Hinterland Health Service District Human Research Ethichs Committee, Australia 2012-

Teaching/Role[edit]

  • GP Program Academic Coordinator for medical education (MBSS) year 5 in Cairns.
  • Advisor (supervisor) of Honour students’ research projects.
  • Advisor (supervisor) of research projects done by academic registrars, General Practitioners or other staff working in Primary Health Care.
  • Being advisor (supervisor) to PhD students.

Research/Research interests[edit]

I have worked in Sweden as general practitioner for 20 years. During these years I engaged in research with topics usually found within primary health care. The first area of interest was upper respiratory tract infections with focus on the sore throat. A consequence was further research about the clinical value of diagnostic tests. Example of other areas of research interest is the transition from childhood to adulthood, whiplash-associated disorders (WAD), doctor’s behaviour, assessment of the consultation, low back pain and supervision of PhD students.

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