Malin Axelsson is a registered nurse and associate professor in care science. Her research focuses personality in relation to adherence with medication treatment, symptom control and health-related quality of life. She collaborates with researchers in West Sweden Asthma Study, OLIN-studies and the FinEsS-studies, which are population-based studies focusing epidemiological and clinical aspects of asthma, allergy and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Involved in the research project MentALLY - Together for better mental healthcare which has received funding from the European Parliament.