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Dr Catharina Nord

Senior Lecturer, NISAL, Linköping University


Senior Lecturer, NISAL, Linköping University


Linköping university
NISAL National Institute for the Study of Aging and Later life
601 74 Norrköping

+ 46 70 4029034


Catharina Nord is an architect SAR/MSA and associate professor in healthcare building design who has in later years focused on older people, care and housing issues in Sweden. She wrote her doctoral thesis about hospital design in Namibia and also carried out a research project about HIV services and building design in Uganda, then affiliated to Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. From 2006 she is employed by Linköping University at NISAL.

Key research/capacity building interests

Research Interests

  • Older people - care and housing for the oldest old

Capacity Building Interests

  • Doctoral training

Key methodological skills

  • Catharina Nord is a qualitative researcher working with ethnographic methods

Current/planned research

  • Living arrangement and housing for older people in Namibia and Uganda