Graduate in Nursing, Malmo Sjukskoterskeskola, Sweden, 1980. Graduate in Nursing Education, Lund University, Malmo, Sweden, 1989. Master of Science, Linkoping University, Sweden, 1997.
Doctor of Philosophy, Linkoping University, Sweden, 1998.
Nurse Simrishamn Hospital, Sweden, 1981—1989. Nurse teacher Vanersborg College Health, Sweden, 1989—1999. Senior lecturer Trollhattan/Uddevalla University, Sweden, since 2000.
Married Ulrika Karlsson Soderhamn, June 6, 1992.