Annelie Sundler

Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare
— Department of Caring Science

Telephone: 033-435 4744


Room number: D701

Signature: AEJO

Annelie Sundler is Professor of Caring Science. I have worked at the University of Borås since 2015. My research areas are patient-centred and person-centred care, communication, patient interaction, patient safety and good care. I also conduct pedagogical research on teaching and learning in healthcare education. I currently work with several research projects in national and international collaborations. I have used both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
My research has been based in various ways on a patient perspective on care and health, including existential issues in care. I started my research as a clinical nurse and completed my doctorate in 2008 with a thesis on women's experiences of health and their life situation after a myocardial infarction. As a nurse, I have professional experience in cardiac care, emergency medical care, and in the care of heart and lung transplant patients.

My page on Research Gate


  • Research Supervisor of the research area the Human Perspective in Care
  • Vice-Chair of the Research and Education Board
  • University of Borås representative for Vårdforskning i Samverkan (ViS) in Western Sweden
  • Research group leader for the research group Applied Healthcare and Communication Research
  • Editorial Board Member of BMC Nursing


Supervisor for the following doctoral students who have now received their doctoral degrees

  • Agnes Olander (2022)
  • Malin Östman (2020)
  • Jessica Höglander (2019)
  • Margaretha Larsson (2014)


  • Julia Bäck, Göteborgs universitet
  • Sanela Huskic Beslic, Högskolan i Skövde

Researcher's publications in DiVA (Digitala Vetenskapliga Arkivet)

Doctoral thesis title

My heart, my life: Women’s uncertain health journey following a myocardial infarction

Latest publications

Ongoing research projects


Research groups