Dr. Silje Gustafsson studied Nursing Sciences at Luleå University of technology, Sweden, and graduated as a RN in 2007. She then studied district nursing, and graduated as MSc in 2009. She received her PhD degree in 2016 at the same university, on the topic self-care in minor illness. She then continued doing research in several research groups at the department of health sciences at Luleå University of technology, and has now obtained the position of an Assistant Professor at the same institution. She has published several articles on the topic of self-care and telephone nursing.