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Biosketch: Dr. Doris Lydahl

Doris Lydahl obtained her MA and BA degree in sociology at the University of Gothenburg. She has been a doctoral student at the department of Sociology and Work Science since March 2012.

Specialist Fields

  • Science and technology studies
  • Care
  • Medicine

Current research

The aim of Doris thesis is to investigate the assumptions and practices of person-centred care. Drawing on qualitative interviews and observational studies she for example examines the assumptions about personhood present in person-centred care. Another paper looks beyond centeredness as a question of philosophy by empirically focussing on the socio-material realities of centeredness of care in practice. In so doing she argues that mundane technological devices such as assessment protocols are core technologies through which centeredness is achieved.

Furthermore, she is part of a research project with researchers from the University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-Centred Care and from the Institute of Health Research, University of Exeter Medical School. This project is called ‘The Challenges of Translating Person-Centred Care from Theory into Practice: Lessons to be Learned from Core Projects within the University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-Centred Care (GPCC)’.

Recent publications

Britten, N., Moore, L., Lydahl, D., Naldemirci, O., Elam, M., & Wolf, A. (2016). ”Elaboration of the Gothenburg model of person‐centred care”. Health Expectations.

Moore, L., Britten, N., Lydahl, D., Naldemirci, O., Elam, M., & Wolf, A. (2016). “Barriers and facilitators to the implementation of person-centred care in different healthcare contexts”. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences

Doris Lydahl


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