The world’s first PTs for people with intellectual disabilities
As a group, people with intellectual disabilities have poorer healt and now the University of Gävle is training coaches especially for them. “ We are unique in the world to offer a study programme for PE teachers in adapted physical activity, and now we are taking yet another step,” says Sven Blomqvist, senior lecturer in sports science at University of Gävle.
Mathematician: Use of Public Health Agency Data could have resulted in a different COVID-19 strategy
“The opportunity was not taken to use available data to determine the outcome of Sweden’s strategy. As a result, COVID-19 mortality rates in Sweden are exceptionally high compared to our Nordic neighbours,” Xiaoqin Wang says.
Increased influence for tenants generates greener cities
Several new studies show that allowing tenants to manage their own garden, or their own building and its surroundings boosts learning and builds commitment to environmental and climate issues. “Urban commons may contribute to the transformation into a fossil-free society,” says Johan Colding, professor in environmental sciences at University of Gävle.
Do doctors and nurses in psychiatry find it difficult understand each other?
A great deal of research targets the problems of the working environment in psychiatry, problems that may cause burnout and mental disorders as well as cause people to leave the profession. However, Rudberg claims that the issue whether doctors and nurses speak different languages and what this means for the working environment has hardly been studied at all.
New research enables considerable savings for the steel industry
“The next step concerning proactive maintenance is now taken in close collaboration between Sandvik, SSAB, Ovako and ABB. Considerable savings can be made regarding machines and raw material,” says project manager Niclas Björsell at University of Gävle.
Women who have left abusive men describe mistrust and lack of protection as worse than the violence
“Women must run, hide, give up their identity, when society fails to restrict men’s post-separation violence. This means that society is involved in making women lonely, both socially and existentially” says Sara Skoog Waller, PhD in psychology at University of Gävle.
Research paints new picture of success brokers as driven by warm relationships
A common prejudice against real estate brokers is that money is their only incentive. New research from University of Gävle shows that this notion is incorrect. “Successful brokers stand out because of their strong emotional investment in forming customer relationships built on trust.
University of Gävle participates in major EU initiative to reduce food waste
Today, food waste in Europe alone amounts to 88 million tonnes annually at a cost of €143 billion. Globally, it accounts for 8-10% of all greenhouse gas emissions. To combat climate change, the UN has therefore set a target to halve food waste by 2030. The researchers in Gävle will specifically investigate how leadership can facilitate change, examine strategies for change and drivers of change,
Ethical dilemma when the very old hesitate to deactivate implanted heart defibrillator
“One participant told us that he had an ICD shock while playing tennis, which frightened his fellow players. So, he took up bowling instead, as he didn’t view the ICD to be an obstacle to his active lifestyle,” says Peter Magnusson, who sees the ICD to a “true life insurance policy.”
"First-line managers determine the success of the transition to an activity-based office"
“Activity-based offices make for a completely different way of working and require leaders who can involve and prepare employees for the transition; otherwise, these new offices are often a negative experience,” says Eva Bergsten, researcher in occupational health at University of Gävle. “It is vital to start with putting in a lot of work to get the first-line managers on board,”
New lab will teach scientists how to use ventilation to remove COVID-19 virus
“Together with Japanese researchers, we have developed a completely new theory on the transmission of airborne diseases within and between rooms and on how pathogens can be removed by ventilation," says Alan Kabanshi, researcher in energy systems at University of Gävle.