Tom Palmstierna

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Om mig

I am a senior psychiatrist since 1989 and as such have held clinical and leadership positions mainly in the field of substance use disorders. Currently I work clinically as senior psychiatrist at the forensic psychiatric outpatient service i Stockholm, a collaboration between Stockholm Addiction Centre, the Forensic Psychiatric Clinic of Stockholm County and the Prison and probation services i the Stockholm county region.

My research activities are mostly joint ventures between our research group at the Karolinska Institutet, The forensic research unit at Haukeland hospital in Bergen and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim where I hold a position as professor at the faculty of medicine. 


My current research activities are, since 1985, prevention, treatment and management of violence in psychiatric populations, including dual diagnoses patients. Currently I am partner and supervisor in projects on intimate partner violence. In the other end of the spectrum, I am engaged in projects regarding how to facilitate rehabilitation of forensic psychiatric patients with violence problems. We use different research approaches. Some studies are purely qualitative, others are randomized controlled studies and yet others are pure register studies.