WPC2023: “To track or not to track”

In July I was in Barcelona to attend the 6th World Parkinson Congress or WPC. As expected, it was a few very intense days with many impressions and interactions. One of my commitments was to speak in a morning plenary session. It was the start of day 2 of the conference and there were people…… Continue reading WPC2023: “To track or not to track”

“Vem mäter din hälsa?” – jag blev intervjuad av SMART Psykiatri

Jag blev nyligen intervjuad av Daniel Leksell på SMART Psykiatri, läs via länken: https://www.smartpsykiatri.se/nyheter/vem-mater-din-halsa eller nedan. Härom veckan skrev Lotta Borg Skoglund en text om precisionsmedicin. För att fortsätta fördjupa och nysta i det här ämnet har SMART Academy fått äran att intervjua Sara Riggare, patientforskare och spetspatient med Parkinsons sjukdom. Sara Riggare är i…… Continue reading “Vem mäter din hälsa?” – jag blev intervjuad av SMART Psykiatri

Patients’ shift of perspective (animation)

How I became a researcher in personal science

I was recently asked a question that I hadn’t been asked before: How to become a researcher in personal science? Can you describe your process from idea to completed doctor’s degree in personal science? I replied by making a list of some of the blog posts that I have written during my journey. I started…… Continue reading How I became a researcher in personal science

My 5 top learnings from tracking my Parkinson for over a decade

I have more than a decade of experience from tracking my Parkinson’s disease (PD) and I want to share my 5 most important learnings. Hopefully this can contribute to the increasing interest in tracking for PD by adding a bit of nuance to the, often very data- /research- /doctor-centric discussions. Do let me know what you think by commenting on this post!

On this day 10 years ago…

Sara Riggare, PhD (Photo by Helena Conning)

On this day 10 years ago, March 28th 2012, I was registered as a PhD student at Karolinska Institutet. My research plan, which was going to guide my work over the following years, was titled “Personal observations as a tool for improvements in chronic disease”. Reading through that plan today, on the 10 year anniversary,…… Continue reading On this day 10 years ago…

Personal science day 25 March 2022

PhD thesis defence I will defend my thesis on Friday 25 March 2022 at 10:30 am CET at the aula of the Radboud University, Nijmegen. Members of the Doctoral Examination Board are: Jan Kremer, Effy Vayena, Tamar Sharon, Marina Noordegraaf, Sabine Oertelt and Teus van Laar. You can follow the livestream << online here >>.…… Continue reading Personal science day 25 March 2022

PhD thesis print proof

PhD thesis print proof! Checking the print proof of my PhD thesis makes me very happy! Huge thanks to supervisors supreme Bas Bloem, Maria Hägglund, Martijn de Groot! I am looking forward to my thesis defence on 25 March 2022. Sign up for updates: https://www.riggare.se/updates-on-phd-thesis-and-defence/

Tracking of COVID-19

Edit on 16 December 2020: I am now almost back to “normal” (whatever normal is when living with a progressive illness…). Looking forward to relaxing over the holidays. Tracking has probably never been more talked about than right now, during an ongoing global pandemic. Having an interest in self-tracking, I have of course followed the…… Continue reading Tracking of COVID-19

Ethics and PhD

Background A few days ago I had some disappointing news. I have been working on my PhD in the area of digital selfcare and self-tracking in Parkinson’s disease since 2012, which is probably starting to be a bit too long. I was therefore very happy to be able to submit my application to defend my…… Continue reading Ethics and PhD