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Anna Backman

Research description

I am a clinical psychologist and PhD at KI. My thesis included projects involving youth and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).The thesis Transition-aged autistic youth - Functioning, Quality of Life and Internet-delivered Psychoeducation can be found below.

Amongst the projects, a randomised controlled trial of the internet-delivered intervention SCOPE - for youth with ASD. We are also looking at self-reported functioning and Quality of Life, analysing associated predictors. 

Other research interests include interventions for autistic individuals, parental support for parents of children with ADHD and executive functions in pre-schoolers with ADHD.

Teaching portfolio

Teaching mainly involves students in the Master of Science in Psychology programme at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm University and Uppsala University.

Topics range from Neuropsychiatric and Neurodevelopmental disorders; Assessment of children, adolescents and adults; Attention and Parent training.