Daniel Masterson

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Daniel is an Assistant Professor in Quality Improvement and Leadership in Health and Welfare at Jönköping Academy for Improvement of Health and Welfare. Daniel is the module lead for our Co-production in Health and Welfare course and teaches on the Quality Improvement and Leadership masters programme.

Daniel conducts interdisciplinary research for the Centre for Co-production within quality improvement and leadership in health and welfare. From 2019, Daniel’s research focus is on exploring, measuring and enhancing co-production at the national, regional and local levels in health & social care.

Daniel’s background is within social psychology and health psychology with over twelve years’ experience in mixed-methods research with multi-disciplinary and international research teams. Daniel  has several ongoing research papers within health communication, the natural environment and health (www.phenotype.eu) and healthy urban planning. Previous work has involved exploring voice, choice and coproduction on the Cooperation in Science and Technology project  (COST ISO903). Daniel’s work has been recognised by the British Psychological Society where he was awarded the Early Career Practitioner Award in 2017.

In 2015, Daniel defended his Professional Doctorate thesis at Staffordshire University with research on “Communication in the Consultation: the impact of health communication on recall and patient satisfaction”; “Understanding people’s experiences of complex terminology in medical consultations” and “A degree of difference: a systematic review comparing graduate and diploma pre-registration nurse training”.

Daniel’s practice background is in health psychology and he is a charted psychologist with the British Psychological Society and the European Federation of Psychologists.


Salmiranta, E., Areskoug Josefsson, K., Ockander, M., Augutis, M., Masterson, D. (2023). The voice of caregivers of children and adolescents with spinal cord injuries: A scoping review. More information
Jansson, I., Thörne, K., Masterson, D. (2023). Beyond conventional healthcare for mental health problems: Experiences of existential group conversations Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy. More information
Masterson, D. Triguero-Mas, M. Marquez, S. Zijlema, W. Martinez, D. Gidlow, C. , ... Nieuwenhuijsen M. (2022). Use of the Natural Outdoor Environment in Different Populations in Europe in Relation to Access: Implications for Policy International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(4). More information
Masterson, D., Areskoug Josefsson, K., Robert, G., Nylander, E., Kjellström, S. (2022). Mapping definitions of co-production and co-design in health and social care: A systematic scoping review providing lessons for the future. More information
Jones, M. Gidlow, C. Hurst, G. Masterson, D. Smith, G. Ellis, N. , ... Nieuwenhuijsen M. (2021). Psycho-physiological responses of repeated exposure to natural and urban environments Landscape and Urban Planning, 209. More information
Kondo, M. Triguero-Mas, M. Donaire-Gonzalez, D. Seto, E. Valentín, A. Hurst, G. , ... Nieuwenhuijsen M. (2020). Momentary mood response to natural outdoor environments in four European cities Environment International, 134. More information

Conference paper

Masterson, D., Areskoug Josefsson, K. (2022). Learning from co-creating an online, flexible distance course in co-production in health and welfare. Trollhättan: University West, WIL'22 International Conference on Work Integrated Learning, 7-9 December 2022, University West, Trollhättan, Sweden. More information

Other publications

Masterson, D., Areskoug Josefsson, K. (2022). Co-production in digital courses – Tips from Daniel Masterson [blog post]. More information
Salmiranta, E., Masterson, D., Ockander, M., Augutis, M., Areskoug Josefsson, K. (2022). The voice of caregivers to childrenand adolescentswith Spinal Cord Injury: a scoping review protocol [protocol]. More information