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Dr. Gunnar Borg Recognized for Excellence in Research & Applications in Psychology, Medicine, Sports, Ergonomics and Human Factors

Dr. Gunnar Borg is one of the most cited Swedish scientists
  • <strong>Dr. Gunnar Borg</strong>

He introduced the field of perceived exertion in the 1960s and has won international renown for developing methods for measuring intensity of experience.

    H─SSELBY, SWEDEN, November 29, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Gunnar Borg, Ph.D., has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Gunnar Borg is one of the most cited Swedish scientists in all categories - and that's including 39 Nobel Prize winners. He introduced the field of perceived exertion in the 1960s and has won international renown for developing methods for measuring intensity of experience (Borg-RPE-Scale for perceived exertion and exercise intensity, and the Borg CR Scales for all kinds of perceptions and feelings, including medical symptoms). His ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) scale is used worldwide by professionals in medicine, exercise physiology, psychology, cardiology, ergonomy, and sports. The fields of application are wide-ranging, including determinations of subjective somatic symptoms, such as pain, perceived exertion and breathlessness, and most kinds of ordinary perceptions and emotions.

Dr. Borg has been a professor emeritus with Stockholm University for more than 20 years. Prior to receiving a Ph.D. in psychology from Lund University, he began his career as a psychologist and lecturer with the Umeň School of Education in 1951. Dr. Borg held this position for more than a decade before joining Umeň Medical School as an associate professor. From 1966 to 1967, he served as the rector of a university college for social work and public administration in Umeň, and joined Stockholm University as a director and university professor in 1968. Then, in 1987, Dr. Borg began serving Stockholm University as a professor of perception and psychophysics. Between 1967 and 1991, he also worked as a visiting professor and research associate to several universities located within the United States, including the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania State University, University of Wisconsin-Madison and New Mexico State University.

Throughout the course of his career, Dr. Borg has authored and edited a wide variety of medical texts, including Physical Performance and Perceived Exertion, The RPE Manual, Perceived Exertion and Pain Scales, and Physical Work and Effort. In addition, he has contributed more than 200 articles to professional journals in his areas of expertise. Dr. Borg continues to maintain active involvement in the scientific community as a member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and Swedish Medical Association. He is also an honorary member of the Swedish Society of Lung Medicine and Swedish Society of Sports Medicine.

Since 1995, Dr. Borg has been featured in numerous honors publications, including Who's Who in Science and Engineering and Who's Who in the World. He previously received awards from the International Association of Applied Psychology. In recognition of his commitment to sports medicine, Dr. Borg was the 2002 recipient of the Swedish Sports Science Prize. In 2009 he was honored by being appointed MD honoris causa at Umeň University. In 1998, Dr. Borg was recognized by the International Association of Applied Psychology for "exceptional contributions to the advancement of the science of psychology internationally." That same year, he was honored with the award for scientific contributions and applications in ergonomy by the Nordic Ergonomic Society.

About Marquis Who's Who :
Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis now publishes many Who's Who titles, including Who's Who in America , Who's Who in the World , Who's Who in American Law , Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare , Who's Who in Science and Engineering , and Who's Who in Asia . Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at

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