Miss JOSEFINE BJORKQVIST

Miss JOSEFINE BJORKQVIST
Miss JOSEFINE BJORKQVIST

Miss JOSEFINE BJORKQVIST

Research Fellow

About

Academic Urology Unit
Health Sciences Building (2nd Floor)
University of Aberdeen
Foresterhill
Aberdeen AB25 2ZD

Biography

Josefine Björkqvist is an exercise physiologist, with a background in clinical exercise physiology and cancer rehabilitation. She spent four years leading a joint project between Macmillan Cancer Support, Sport Aberdeen and NHS Grampian and developing cancer rehabilitation services to support self-management through physical activity in Grampian. In 2017 Josefine won the Macmillan Excellence Award for Integration Excellence for her work on integrating physical activity into routine cancer care. In June 2019 she was Runner Up in the Principal’s Prize for Public Engagement with Research in the Early Career Researcher category.

Josefine is currently a Research Fellow and Doctoral Candidate in the Academic Urology Unit at the University of Aberdeen. She is leading the EVOLVE project, an international collaboration to develop meaningful patient and public involvement in the design of care for urological cancers in Europe.

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

Josefine has held previous roles on the Aberdeen 2040 Sustainable Workstream Steering Group, helping to develop the University's 2040 Strategic Plan for Sustainability, and she has been involved in the Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team for the Institute of Education in Medical and Dental Sciences.

Josefine is currently a member of the following committees:

  • Sustainable Development Committee 
  • Postgraduate Research Committee
  • School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition (SMMSN) School Research Committee
  • Granite Journal (Co-Editor)
External Memberships

Member of the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR)

Member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Higher Education and Sustainable Development Goals Network

Latest Publications

  • The Key Role of Patient Involvement in the Development of Core Outcome Sets in Prostate Cancer

    Beyer, K., MacLennan, S., Moris, L., Lardas, M., Mastris, K., Hooker, G., Greene, R., Briers, E., Omar, M. I., Healey, J., Tripathee, S., Gandaglia, G., Venderbos, L. D., Smith, E. J., Bjorkqvist, J., Asiimwe, A., Huber, J., Roobol, M. J., Zong, J., Bjartell, A., N’Dow, J., Briganti, A., MacLennan, S., Van Hemelrijck, M., Smith, E. J., N'Dow, J., Plass, K., Ribal, M., Mottet, N., Shepherd, R., Van den Broeck, T., Willemse, P., Campi, R., Gacci, M., Evans-Axelsson, L. S., Crosti, D., Meoni, M., Garzonio, R., Bangma, C., Roobol, M., Remmers, S., Tilki, D., Auvinen, A., Murtola, T., Visakorpi, T., Talala, K., MacLennan, S., Thomas, C., Payne, S., Thompson, L., PIONEER Consortium
    European Urology Focus
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Providing a Framework for Meaningful Patient Involvement in Clinical Practice Guideline Development and Implementation

    Björkqvist, J., Giles, R. H., Cornford, P., Lydia, M., Van Hemelrijck, M., Darraugh, J., Jane, C., MacLennan, S., MacLennan, S.
    European Urology Focus
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • EVOLVE: a framework for meaningful patient involvement in clinical practice guideline development and implementation

    Bjorkqvist, E., MacLennan, S., MacLennan, S., Giles, R., Cornford, P., Plass, K., Van Poppel, H., Lydia, M., Van Hemelrijck, M., Cowl, J.
    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol. 9 Suppl 1, pp. 26
    Contributions to Journals: Abstracts
  • Co-production - a ‘game changer’ in designing exercise referral schemes to meet local needs

    Björkqvist, J.
    European Journal of Public Health
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Integrating physical activity into the cancer care pathway, an example from Aberdeen, Scotland

    Björkqvist, J.
    European Journal of Public Health, vol. 27, no. Issue Suppl_3
    Contributions to Journals: Articles

View My Publications

Research

Research Overview

Research interests:

  • Cancer prevention, management and survivorship
  • Patient and public involvement
  • Physical activity and health
  • Environment and health

Current Research

  • Patient and public involvement in the design of care for urological cancers in Europe through the EVOLVE project.
Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

Course teaching role:

Year 1 and Year 2 MBChB

SR3508 Clincal Exercise Physiolgy

PU5052 Fundamentals of Research Design

Publications

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  • The Key Role of Patient Involvement in the Development of Core Outcome Sets in Prostate Cancer

    Beyer, K., MacLennan, S., Moris, L., Lardas, M., Mastris, K., Hooker, G., Greene, R., Briers, E., Omar, M. I., Healey, J., Tripathee, S., Gandaglia, G., Venderbos, L. D., Smith, E. J., Bjorkqvist, J., Asiimwe, A., Huber, J., Roobol, M. J., Zong, J., Bjartell, A., N’Dow, J., Briganti, A., MacLennan, S., Van Hemelrijck, M., Smith, E. J., N'Dow, J., Plass, K., Ribal, M., Mottet, N., Shepherd, R., Van den Broeck, T., Willemse, P., Campi, R., Gacci, M., Evans-Axelsson, L. S., Crosti, D., Meoni, M., Garzonio, R., Bangma, C., Roobol, M., Remmers, S., Tilki, D., Auvinen, A., Murtola, T., Visakorpi, T., Talala, K., MacLennan, S., Thomas, C., Payne, S., Thompson, L., PIONEER Consortium
    European Urology Focus
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Providing a Framework for Meaningful Patient Involvement in Clinical Practice Guideline Development and Implementation

    Björkqvist, J., Giles, R. H., Cornford, P., Lydia, M., Van Hemelrijck, M., Darraugh, J., Jane, C., MacLennan, S., MacLennan, S.
    European Urology Focus
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • EVOLVE: a framework for meaningful patient involvement in clinical practice guideline development and implementation

    Bjorkqvist, E., MacLennan, S., MacLennan, S., Giles, R., Cornford, P., Plass, K., Van Poppel, H., Lydia, M., Van Hemelrijck, M., Cowl, J.
    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol. 9 Suppl 1, pp. 26
    Contributions to Journals: Abstracts
  • Co-production - a ‘game changer’ in designing exercise referral schemes to meet local needs

    Björkqvist, J.
    European Journal of Public Health
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Integrating physical activity into the cancer care pathway, an example from Aberdeen, Scotland

    Björkqvist, J.
    European Journal of Public Health, vol. 27, no. Issue Suppl_3
    Contributions to Journals: Articles