About

MD in Sweden 1980. General Practitioner in Sweden since 1991. PhD 2001. A few highlights with focus on research:

  • Head of the Research and development (R & D) unit for primary health care and dental care in southern Älvsborg county, Sweden 1996-2011.
  • Chairman of the local R & D Council of Southern Älvsborg County, Sweden 2000-2011.
  • Member of the R & D Council for region Västra Götaland, Sweden 2007-2011.
  • Member of the Steering Group for R & D Sjuhärad Välfärd, Sweden 2007-2011.
  • Associate Professor in General Practice at Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Gothenburg University 2007-2011.
  • Adjunct Professor (≈Collegiate Professor) in General Practice at Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Gothenburg University 2011-.
  • Associate Professor in General Practice and Rural Medicine at Cairns Clinical School, School of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Australia 2012-.
  • Member of the Research committee for School of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Australia 2012-
  • Member of the Honours committee for School of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Australia 2012-
  • Member of Cairns & Hinterland Health Service District Human Research Ethichs Committee, Australia 2012-
Teaching
  • MD4011: Integrated Pathology and Clinical Medicine Part 1 of 3 (Level 4; TSV)
  • MD4012: Integrated Pathology and Clinical Medicine Part 2 of 3 (Level 4; TSV)
  • MD4013: Integrated Pathology and Clinical Medicine Part 3 of 3 (Level 4; TSV)
Interests
Research
  • Evaluation of diagnostic tests.
  • Common upper respiratory tract infections.
  • Doctor’s behaviour in clinical practice and decision making.
  • Evaluation of clinical interventions (Randomised controlled trials).
  • Prognostic factors (risk factors) for adverse outcome.
  • Development of individual Self-esteem and Transition to Adolescence.
Teaching
  • Research methodology.
  • General Practice
  • Advisor / supervisors relation to higher degree students
Experience
  • 2012 to present - Associate Professor in General Practice and Rural medicine, James Cook University (Cairns, Australia)
  • 2011 to present - Adjunct / Collegiate Professor, Department for Primary health care (Gothenburg University, Sweden)
  • 2007 to 2011 - Associate Professor, Department for Primary health care (Gothenburg University, Sweden)
  • 1996 to 2011 - Head of R&D unit for primary health care, Primary health care Sodra Alvsborg (Boras, Sweden)
  • 1991 to 2011 - General Practitioner part time, Primary health care Sodra Alvsborg (Boras, Sweden)
  • 1984 to 1991 - Registrar in GP part time, Sodra Alvsborg County (Boras, Sweden)
  • 1980 to 1983 - Intern, Boras Hospital (Boras, Sweden)
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2010 to 2011 - Award from the Fokus Foundation, Borås Sweden for being a good advisor to staff within the health care 2010.
  • 2001 - Award from the association of General Practice in Sweden for best PhD Thesis in General Practice in Sweden during 2001
  • 1984 to 1991 - Qualification as a specialist in Family Practice / Family Medicine (Specialist i Allmänmedicin) 1991
  • 1980 to 1983 - Licensed Medical Pratitioner (Legitimerad läkare) 1983
  • 1975 to 1980 - Doctor of Medicine / Medical degree (Läkarexamen) 1980
  • 1973 - The Berzelius award for promising young chemists (Berzeliusstipendiet, Svenska kemistsamfundet) Teknorama Stockholm, Sweden
Memberships
  • The Swedish Society of Medicine (Svenska läkarsällskapet)
  • The Swedish Association of General Practice (Svensk Förening för Allmänmedicin)
  • The Swedish Medical Association (Sveriges Läkarförbund)
  • Swedish Society of General Practitioners (Distriktsläkarföreningen)
  • Christian Medical and Dental Association - Sweden (Kristna läkare och medicinstudenter)
  • 1993 - The Goteborg Medical Society, Sweden (Göteborgs Läkaresällskap)
Publications

These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU. Hover over Altmetrics badges to see social impact.

Journal Articles
More

ResearchOnline@JCU stores 93+ research outputs authored by A/Prof Ronny Gunnarsson from 1997 onwards.

Current Funding

Current and recent Research Funding to JCU is shown by funding source and project.

Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation - Research Grant

The Interest In Ongoing Medical Research

Indicative Funding
$2,956
Summary
Most people perceive that they are clever enough to understand research if they just can get the information. This study aims to clarify if the population in Far North Queensland is interested to know about ongoing medical research in the area. An automated information system will also be trialled.
Investigators
Ronny Gunnarsson, Paul Cullen, Clare Heal and Jennifer Banks (College of Medicine & Dentistry and Cairns & Hinterland Health Service District)
Keywords
Information services; Research; Television

Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation - Research Grant

Low does of oral corticosteroids in the treatment of painful acute otitis externa (swimmer's ear) - A randomized controlled triple blind trial

Indicative Funding
$3,000
Summary
Otitis Externa is a frequent problem in the tropics. Pain and swelling often makes topical treatment difficult. A few practitioners use oral corticosteroids as an adjuvant therapy despite lack of evidence. This study aims to evaluate the effect of oral corticosteroids on painful otitis externa.
Investigators
Ronny Gunnarsson, Graham Balch and John McBride (College of Medicine & Dentistry and Toogood Road Medical Centre)
Keywords
Otitis Externa; Cortisone; Prednisone; Prednisolone; Randomised Controlled Trial; Clinical Trial

Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation - Research Grant

The prevalence of urinary tract infection, non-specific symptoms and antibiotic treatment in nursing home residents in an Australian tropical setting.

Indicative Funding
$2,257
Summary
Despite numerous causes, a change in mental state of a nursing home resident is often attributed a urinary tract infection (UTI). This project aims to quantify the prevalence of treated UTI, its non-specific symptoms and factors leading to treatment, in nursing home residents in tropical Australia. There is a possibility that antibiotics are used far more often in the tropics compared to more temperate climates. This finding would emphasise the problem of antibiotic resistance in nursing homes in the tropics compared to other regions, which has the potential to stress the importance that these issues be addressed.
Investigators
Sean Mayne and Ronny Gunnarsson (College of Medicine & Dentistry)
Keywords
Nursing home residents; Urinary tract infection; confusion; Antibiotics

Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation - Research Grant

The effect of Isotretinoin on mood in patients with severe acne - a feasibility study and dermatologists perception

Indicative Funding
$1,369 over 2 years
Summary
Part A - Triple blind RCT using Isotretinoin/Doxycyline for 2 weeks in patients with severe acne. Mood will be assessed at the start and en of two weeks using K10, CES-D, CLQI, WHO-QOL BREF. Outcome measures include percentage that agree to reandomisation, complaince/follow up and questionnaire sensitivity. Part B - Questionnaire conducted at Australasian Dermatology Conference in Adelaide in May this year regarding dermatologists perceptions on the effect of Isotretinoin on mood.
Investigators
Stephanie Rea, Ronny Gunnarsson, Vega Frittelli and Simon Tucker (College of Medicine & Dentistry and Cairns Skin Centre)
Keywords
Isotretinoin; Acne; Dermatology; Mood; RCT

Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation - Research Award

Understanding factors in infancy and early childhood (birth to 24 months) that influence obesity development

Indicative Funding
$2,880
Summary
Youth who are obese face myriad short-term and longer-term health consequences. Obesity during childhood also contributes to disabilities as well as increased health care costs. Although some interventional clinical trials to prevent obesity or excessive weight gain during infancy and early childhood are ongoing, many knowledge gaps need to be filled in order to better develop successful interventions in this age group. Further research is needed to compare predictive risk factors for, and protective factors against, infant obesity among Indigenous and non-Indigenous children.
Investigators
Cindy Woods and Ronny Gunnarsson (College of Medicine & Dentistry)
Keywords
Obesity; Infant
Supervision

Advisory Accreditation: I can be on your Advisory Panel as a Primary or Secondary Advisor.

These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

Current
  • Can Plyometric/Ballistic Exercise Improve High-Level Mobility for Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis? (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Ticking all of the Boxes for Surgical Safety (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Optimisation of neurorehabilitation through administration of fluoxetine to stroke survivors using SMART Arm therapy to improve deficits in their upper limb function (PhD , Advsor Mentor)
  • Transition from Girlhood to Womanhood: Experiences of Adolescent Females in Papua New Guinea. (Masters , Primary Advisor)
  • Fibrin Glue in Skin Grafts for Skin Cancer (Masters , Advsor Mentor)
Completed
Collaboration

The map shows research collaborations by institution from the past 7 years.
Note: Map points are indicative of the countries or states that institutions are associated with.

  • 5+ collaborations
  • 4 collaborations
  • 3 collaborations
  • 2 collaborations
  • 1 collaboration
  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

Connect with me
Share my profile
Share my profile:
jcu.me/ronny.gunnarsson

Email
Location
Advisory Accreditation
Advisor Mentor
Find me on…
Icon for ORCID profile Icon for Scopus Author page Icon for ResearcherID page Icon for external homepage

Similar to me

  1. Prof Clare Heal
    College of Medicine & Dentistry
  2. Dr Roy Rasalam
    College of Medicine & Dentistry
  3. Dr Anura Ariyawardana
    College of Medicine & Dentistry
  4. Prof Peter Leggat
    College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
  5. Dr Lionel Hebbard
    College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences