Finn Nilson's research revolves around society's risk management, in particular from the individual's perspective. Finn has a background in public health and injury epidemiology, which is also reflected in the research. Specifically, the research is related to different perspectives on injury, injury prevention and societal safety. For example, issues related to fires, falls or traffic accidents but also more general aspects such as event safety or sport safety.
The research can be broadly grouped into two areas. The first area involves the study of risk and protective factors as well as the underlying causes of injuries. The second area is the evaluation of various social injury prevention measures.
Increasingly, Finn's research has come to focus on society's and the individual's relationship to risk and risk management. In particular, this applies to the relationship between objective and subjective risk, as well as the relative importance of risk management and societal safety in relation to other social processes and values.
Finn was previously the Chair for Risk and Environmental Studies and Director for Centre for Societal Risk Research. He is now working part-time at Karlstad University as he is guest Professor at Marie Cederschiöld University
Finn teaches within the Masters program "Risk Management in Society", mainly within public safety and risk management theory. He also runs two courses for professionals within event safety.
Gustavsson, Johanna; Nilson, Finn; Bonander, Carl. Compliant sports floors and fall-related injuries: evidence from a residential care setting and updated meta-analysis, Injury Prevention, 2022
Nilson, Finn; Mankell, Anna. Is the Perceived Risk of Fire-Related Injury and Trust in Local Authorities Affected by Rescue Services’ Actual Ability? Preventive Medicine Reports, 2022
Jonsson, Anders; Runefors, Marcus; Gustavsson, Johanna; Nilson, Finn Residential Fire Fatality Typologies in Sweden: Results after 20 years of High-Quality Data, Journal of Safety Research, 2022
Amin, Khabat; Skyving, Marie; Bonander, Carl; Krafft, Maria; Nilson, Finn. Fall- and collision related injuries among pedestrians in traffic environment – A Swedish national register-based study, Journal of Safety Research, 2022, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsr.2022.02.007.
Nilson, Finn A Biased Analysis of the Swedish Management of Covid-19, Health Policy and Technology, 2021 10(3):100542
Runefors, Marcus; Nilson, Finn The Influence of Sociodemographic Factors on the Theoretical Effectiveness of Fire Prevention Interventions on Fatal Residential Fires, Fire Technology, 2021 (57):2433–2450
Nilson, Finn; Bonander, Carl. Societal Protection and Population Vulnerability – Key Factors in Explaining Community-Level Variation in Fatal Fires Involving Older Adults in Sweden Fire Technology, 2021 (57):247–260
Thorsson, Sofia; Palm, Gunnar; Lindberg, Fredrik; Rayner, David; Carlström, Erik; Börjesson, Mats; Nilson, Finn; Khorram Manesh, Amir; Holmer, Björn Is Physiological Equivalent Temperature (PET) a Far Superior Screening Tool for Heat Stress Risk than Wet-Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) Index?- 8 Years of Data from the Gothenburg Half Marathon British Journal of Sports Medicine, 2021 55(15):825-830
Gustavsson, Johanna; Nilson, Finn; Bonander, Carl. Individual and contextual factors associated with the use of anti-slip devices according to a Swedish national survey. Journal of Transport and Health, 2020 (17), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2020.100865
Nilson, Finn; Bonander, Carl. Household Fire Protection Practices in Relation to Socio-demographic Characteristics: Evidence from a Swedish National Survey. Fire Technology, 2020 (56), 1077-1098.
Nilson, Finn; Lundgren, Linnea; Bonander, Carl. Living Arrangements and Fire-Related Mortality Amongst Older People in Europe, International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, 2020 27(3):378-384.
Khorram Manesh, Amir; Löf, Therese; Börjesson, Mats; Nilson, Finn; Thorsson, Sofia; Lindberg, Fredrik; Carlström, Erik Profiling collapsing half marathons runners – statements of collapsed runners from Gothenburg half marathon contest. Sports, 2020, 8(1), 2
Nilson, Finn; Wagnsson, Stefan; Lundkvist, Erik; Gustafsson, Henrik. Has the “Running Boom” Democratised Running? – Investigating the Sociodemographic Characteristics of Finishers at the World’s Largest Half Marathon. Sport in Society, 2019, doi: 10.1080/17430437.2019.1703687
Lüning Hampus; Mangelus Claes; Carlström Eric; Nilson, Finn; Börjesson, Mats. Incidence and Characteristics of Severe Exercise-Associated Collapses at the World’s largest Half Marathon, PloS ONE, 2019, 14(6), e0217465.
Carlström, Eric; Borjesson, Mats; Palm, Gunnar; Khorram-Manesh, Amir; Lindberg, Fredrik; Holmer, Björn; Berner, Andreas; Örninge, Per; Luning, Hampus; Nilson, Finn; Gelang, Carita; Thorsson, Sofia. Medical Emergencies During a Half Marathon Contest - The Influence of Weather. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 2019, 40(05), 312-316
Nilson, Finn; Börjesson, Mats. Mortality in Long Distance Running Races in Sweden – 2007–2016. PLoS ONE, 2018, 13(4): e0195626. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0195626
Gustavsson, Johanna; Jernbro, Carolina; Nilson, Finn. There is more to Life than Risk Avoidance – Elderly People’s Experiences of Falls, Fall-Injuries and Compliant Flooring. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being, 2018 1;13(1):1479586.DOI: 10.1080/17482631.2018.1479586
Gustavsson, Johanna; Bonander, Carl; Nilson, Finn. A Quasi-Experimental Evaluation of Compliant Flooring in a Residential Care Setting. PLoS ONE, 2018, 13(7): e0201290. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0201290
Nilson, Finn; Lindberg, Fredrik; Palm, Gunnar; Börjesson, Mats; Rayner, David; Thorsson, Sofia; Khorram-Manesh, Amir; Carlström, Eric. Can Participants Predict where Ambulance-Requiring Cases occur at a Half Marathon? Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 2018, 28(12), 2760-2766.
Nilson, Finn; Damsager, John; Lauritsen, Jens; Bonander, Carl. The Effect of Breed-Specific Dog Legislation on Hospital Treated Dog Bites in Odense, Denmark - a Time Series Intervention Study PLoS ONE, 2018, 13(12): e0208393
Bonander, Carl; Jakobsson, Niklas; Nilson, Finn. Are Fire Safe Cigarettes Actually Fire Safe? Evidence from Changes in US State Laws Injury Prevention, 2018, 24(3):193-198.
Gustavsson, Johanna; Rahm, Gull-Britt; Jernbro, Carolina; Nilson, Finn. The Effects of Impact Absorbing Flooring in a Nursing Home from the Perspectives of Licensed Practical Nurses Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 2017, 31(4):367-381
Jonsson, Anders; Bonander, Carl; Nilson, Finn; Huss, Fredrik. The State of the Residential Fire Fatality Problem in Sweden: Epidemiology, Risk Factors and Event Typologies. Journal of Safety Research, 2017(62):89-100
Jonsson, Anders; Runefors, Marcus; Särdqvist, Stefan; Nilson, Finn. Fire-Related Mortality in Sweden – Temporal Trends 1952 – 2013. Fire Technology, 2016(52):1697-1707
Bonander, Carl; Gustavsson, Johanna; Nilson, Finn. Can the Provision of a Minor Home Help Service for the Elderly Population Reduce the Incidence of Fall-Related Injuries? – A Quasi-Experimental Study of the Community-Level Effects on Hospital Admissions in Swedish Municipalities. Injury Prevention, 2016(22):412-419
Nilson, Finn; Bonander, Carl; Andersson, Ragnar. The Effect of the Transition from the Ninth to the Tenth Revision of the International Classification of Diseases on External Cause Registration of Injury Morbidity in Sweden. Injury Prevention, 2015(21):189-194
Nilson, Finn; Bonander, Carl; Jonsson, Anders. Differences in Determinants Amongst Individuals Reporting Residential Fires in Sweden – Results from a Cross-Sectional Study. Fire Technology, 2015(51):615-626
Gustavsson, Johanna; Bonander, Carl; Andersson, Ragnar; Nilson, Finn. Investigating the Fall-Injury Reducing Effect of Impact Absorbing Flooring Amongst Female Nursing Home Residents – Initial Results Injury Prevention, 2015(21):320-324
Bonander, Carl; Andersson, Ragnar; Nilson, Finn. The Effect of Stricter Licensing Rules on Non-Fatal Moped-Related Injuries Among 15 to 17-year-olds in Sweden: A Time Series Intervention Study. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 2015(83):154-161
Bonander, Carl; Jonsson, Anders; Nilson, Finn. Investigating the Effect of Banning Non-Reduced Ignition Propensity Cigarettes on Fatal Residential Fires in Sweden. European Journal of Public Health, 2015(2):334-338
Nilson, Finn; Moniruzzaman, Syed; Andersson, Ragnar. A Comparison of Hip Fracture Incidence Rates Among Elderly in Sweden by Latitude and Sunlight Exposure. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 2014(42):201-206
Bonander, Carl; Nilson, Finn; Andersson, Ragnar. The Effect of the Swedish Bicycle Helmet Law on Head Injury Trends Among Cyclists: An Interrupted Time-Series Analysis. Journal of Safety Research 2014(51):15-22.