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This site aims to present different aspects about research methods. This website was created and managed by Ronny Gunnarsson, a medical practitioner with a PhD currently working as a Professor in General Practice at Gothenburg University in Sweden. Ronny has written most pages (author name is on top of all pages) and also created and maintained a similar Swedish site since 1998: Infovoice.se/fou. The plan is to translate more material from the Swedish site and at the same time update it.

This website is a one way presentation of written information and written advice provided for free without any cost for you. We do not offer personal consultations. Hence, you can’t use this website to book a personal consultation. However, you can always ask our AI assistant Science Ronny.

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A common question is how do you make money to keep this site running. The answer is simple. I don’t. I have no income at all from this site. There are no adverts. It only cost me money to run this site. However, there are a few reasons for why I am running this site despite no financial gain:

  • When I was new to research and constantly confused I had lots of interesting conversations with experienced researchers. Listening to their experience was very valuable to me. Having this website is one way of paying it forward.
  • I am supervising many projects and higher degree students. Some topics tends to be discussed many times and having this site provides a foundation for some of these discussions. Hence, this site makes it easier to supervise many projects at the same time.
  • I am always interested in discussing further research collaboration.  This site makes it easier to find me and my research interests. You will find more about me and my research interests below.

About Ronny Gunnarsson

Research opportunities for higher degree research students

I have a focus on primary health care in  my research. Current main areas of research for Ronny Gunnarsson:

  • Diagnosis and management of the sore throat in primary health care.
  • Common respiratory tract infections in primary health care.
  • Evaluation of diagnostic tests.
  • Non specific symptoms and suspicion of urinary tract infection in nursing homes for the elderly
  • Evaluation of clinical interventions relevant for primary health care.
  • Prognostic factors (risk factors) for adverse outcome.

Get in contact with Ronny Gunnarsson

I can unfortunately not answer questions related to research projects where I am not already part of the research team (simply no time). The exception is if you want to invite me to be a part of your research team or if you would like to have me as your supervisor. If that is the case please use email for the first contact. If that leads to further discussions please use the link below to book a video meeting.

Interview with Ronny Gunnarsson

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Brief bio

Ronny Gunnarsson
Ronny Gunnarsson

I have worked in Sweden as general practitioner for 20 years. During these years I engaged in research with topics usually found within primary health care. The first area of interest was upper respiratory tract infections with focus on the sore throat. A consequence was further research about the clinical value of diagnostic tests. Example of other areas of research interest is the transition from childhood to adulthood, whiplash-associated disorders (WAD), doctor’s behavior, assessment of the consultation, low back pain and supervision of PhD students. I took my medical degree (MD) in Sweden 1980. I became a certified General Practitioner in Sweden in June 1991. I completed my PhD in 2001. A short summary 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, Sweden 2007-2011.
  • Adjunct Professor (≈Collegiate Professor) in General Practice at Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Gothenburg University, Sweden 2011-2019.
  • Associate Professor in General Practice and Rural Medicine at Cairns Clinical School, College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Australia 2012-2018.
  • Member of the Research committee for College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Australia 2012-2017
  • Member of the Honours committee for College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Australia 2012-2017 (being it’s chair 2013-2017)
  • Member of Far North Queensland Human Research Ethichs Committee (FNQ HREC), Queensland Health, Australia 2012-2017.
  • Professor in General Practice at the school of public health and community medicine at Gothenburg University, Sweden 2019-present

Current teaching role

  • Advisor (supervisor) of research projects done by academic registrars, General Practitioners or other staff working in Primary Health Care at the Vastra Gotaland Region Sweden and Gothenburg University Sweden.
  • Being advisor (supervisor) to PhD students at Gothenburg University Sweden.

Track record in supervision

Status Research projects by medical students Masters by ResearchPhD students
(0 as principal advisor)
(6 as principal advisor)

PhD students

(All PhD students were doing research part time while working part time)

2021Erik Wiezell
2021Patrycja Gradalska
2020Helena Loren
2018Egill Snaebjörnsson Arnljots
20172022Elzerie de Jager
2017Stefan Malmberg
20162023Karin Rystedt
20142021Lena Rindner
20132021Elizabeth Gumbaketi
20152021Adam Cristaudo
20102019Artur Tenenbaum
20092017Bernhard von Below
20042015Fiona Millard
20082014Pär-Daniel Sundvall
20042012Ingmarie Skoglund
20042011Maria Magnil
20062011Lena Nordeman
20032010Aris Seferiadis
20042008Gun Rembeck
19992007Bertil Hagström
19972006Mark Rosenfeld
*Bold name means Ronny Gunnarsson was principal supervisor in the advisory team

Publication list

A more extensive CV with a publication list is found here.

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