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Anna Wiik

Assistant senior lecturer

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+46-(0)70-209 11 48

About me

I am a lecturer at the Karolinska Institutet (KI) and have a BSc in molecular biology and a PhD in Physiology. I have an assignment as pedagogical promotor at the department of laboratory medicine. I teach physiology at several courses and programs at KI.  In my research I focus on the effects of sex hormones on peripheral tissue and the cardiovascular system.

Research description

My research focuses on effects sex hormones when switching sex hormone profile. In collaboration with colleagues at ANOVA at the Karolinska University hospital I am responsible for a longitudinal study examining the changes in different tissues in transgenders starting on sex hormone treatment. We are studying the effects on body composition, strength, functions of the cardiovascular system (arterial stiffness, dimensions and function of the heart) and gene expression and modulations in different tissues.


My vision for teaching and learning is that the education should be student centered. The teacher should provide learning activities that, in addition to the course learning outcomes will develop the students´ critical thinking and problem solving. In my role as a pedagogical promotor I want to stimulate the teachers at the department to work scholarly with teaching and learning.

I use various pedagogical methods in my teaching, and I have developed learning activities for both distance- and campus-based education. I teach students at the nursing-, occupational therapy-, physiotherapy-, and biomedical scientist programs at KI. I am a teacher, course leader and examiner courses in e.g. anatomy and physiology and teach both at campus- and web-based courses. I have designed courses in physiology by defining the curriculum, creating the learning activities and the examinations. I am involved in continuous course development in my role as pedagogical promotor at the department. I examine and/or supervise students at the undergraduate level.

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Elected by the students as the best teacher of the year at the nursing program in 2015