Anette Johansson

Anette Johansson

Affiliated to research

About me

Senior psychiatrist,  Psychiatry Northwest, Stockholm Region Health Authority

Docent, Dept of Clinical Neuroscience.

Research description

My current reserach focus is on examining how, in those with psychotic spectrum disorders and sentenced to forensic care, anamnestic risk factors for aggression are mediated through psychological functions and biological vulnerabilities. The current study (SPRätt) combines emotion recognition and mentalizing paradigms, fNIRS with tests of cognitive function, arousal measures during performance stress, as well as genetics, epigenetics and protein expression.

Teaching portfolio

Have taught at undergraduate level course on Schizophrenia and Related Psychoses. At Post graduate level am coteaching course on Psychiatric diagnostics.


MBBS (Bachelor of medicine and surgery) University of Western Australia 1987

FRANZCP (specialist qualification in psychiatry) Australia 1994

PhD Karolinska Institutet 2012 (Sex Steroids, Genetics and Bipolar disorder) 

Docent Karolinska Instutet 2021.

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Research Stipend Schering Plough 2008