Dr Haakan Strand

Program Convenor, MNP

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 334 66786


Program Convenor - Master of Nurse Practitioner Studies

Haakan (pronounced Hawk-an) is originally from Sweden where he received his Masters in Social Science, majoring in Education. The degree was specifically concerned with curriculum development and educational competence in a postgraduate program for ambulance specialist nurses.

Haakan became a registered nurse (RN) in 1982 and a Nurse Anaesthetist (CRNA) in 1986. His nursing experiences in Sweden have been in many different areas, including: intensive care, anaesthetics, ambulance helicopter services and HIV-care. Subsequently, Haakan worked as a lecturer in the Department of Nursing at the prestigious Karolinska Institutet in Sweden where he was the postgraduate coordinator and course developer for ambulance nurses and nurse anaesthetists.

Since his arrival in Australia in 2005, Haakan completed his Master of Nurse Practitioner Studies (NP) in 2009.

Dr Strand joined UQ 2007. His PhD was in the area of Chronic Disease Management, Multi disciplinary and Nurse Practitioner as care coordinator. Title: Nurse Practitioner-Coordinated Multidisciplinary Care for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: A Mixed-Method Study

Research Interests

  • Chronic Disease Management
    Self-Management, Quality of Life, patient confidence, adherence, concordance
  • Nurse Practitioner
    Advanced Nursing Practice, Specialist Nursing roles, Care coordination, Outcome Assessment


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Nurse Practitioner Studies, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science, Skövde University College
  • Bachelor of Nursing, Karolinska Mediko Kirurgiska Institutet
  • Master of Social Science, Stockholms universitet


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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