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)
Research Disciplines
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

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 96+ research outputs authored by A/Prof Ronny Gunnarsson from 1997 onwards.

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Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation - Research Grant

Carrier Rates of Group A Streptococci (GAS) in Australian Wet Tropics

Indicative Funding
$5,000
Summary
It is now possible to do a cheap rapid PCR analysis directly in the GP clinic for presence of Group A Streptococci in a throat swab and obtain a result in 8 minutes. This study intends to clarify the carrier rate of Group A Streptococci in Australian Wet Tropics. This knowledge is crucial to be able to correctly interpret test outcomes in patients with a sore throat.
Investigators
Clare Heal, Ronny Gunnarsson and Bradley Elliot (College of Medicine & Dentistry and Hinchinbrook Health Care)
Keywords
Streptococci; Carrier; Streptococcus Pyogenes

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
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Current
  • Ticking all of the Boxes for Surgical Safety (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Transition from Girlhood to Womanhood: Experiences of Adolescent Females in Papua New Guinea. (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Optimisation of neurorehabilitation through administration of fluoxetine to stroke survivors using SMART Arm therapy to improve deficits in their upper limb function (PhD , Advisor Mentor)
  • Fibrin Glue in Skin Grafts for Skin Cancer (Masters , Advisor Mentor)
Completed
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  • 4 collaborations
  • 3 collaborations
  • 2 collaborations
  • 1 collaboration
  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

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