I graduated from the psychologist program at Uppsala University in 2000 and then worked as a clinical psychologist at the Örebro University Hospital in Örebro until 2006. I received my clinical accreditation in 2001. In 2002, I began my PhD training in two research projects focusing on early cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for insomnia disorder and psychological risk factors for the development and maintenance of insomnia disorder. I received my doctoral degree in 2005. In 2007, I started a position as an associate lecturer at Örebro University, combining teaching at the psychologist program with research. During my time at Örebro University, I became a docent in clinical psychology. In 2011, I took up a position as senior lecturer at Stockholm University. In 2016, I moved to the Centre for Psychiatry Research at Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm City Council. To date, I am working as a researcher and lecturer with a main responsibility for a basic course in psychotherapeutic theory and methods.
My current research focuses mainly on CBT for insomnia disorder and risk factors and mechanisms in the development of chronic insomnia. I am also involved in research on other sleep disorders, autism, epilepsy, athletic performance, and psychometrics.
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I am associate editor for the scientific journal Frontiers in Sleep (https://www.frontiersin.org/journals/sleep).
At the Centre for Psychiatry Research at Karolinska Institutet, I am a course coordinator, examiner, and teacher at two basic courses on psychotherapeutic theory and methods. My teaching involves generic and CBT-specific skills, assessment, CBT theory, psychological treatments for depression, anxiety disorders, and insomnia disorder, and research methods. I also supervise six PhD students (Christina Bini, Martina Gumpert, Lis Johles, Johan Lundin, Daniel Rautio, Gustaf Reinebo) and a number of theses for MSc and BSc students.
Licensed clinical psychologist
PhD in Clinical Psychology