About me

I am a lecturer at the Study Programme in Nursing and received my doctorate in Psychiatry from Karolinska Institutet in 2012. 

Research description

My research is focused on psychosocial consequences of cancer and HIV, respectively, suicidality, shame, stigma, borderline personality disorder, post-stroke depression, and stress-related ill-health. I have previously been involved in the development of a web-based program for fertility distress after cancer, in co-creation with young adults who themselves have had cancer. 

Current research includes a project on cognitive functioning after breast cancer treatment, where we have adapted a web-based neuropsychological test for use in Sweden and are collecting Swedish reference data to be able to use the test in current and future studies on cognition in cancer and cancer treatment. 

Teaching portfolio

My main subject areas of competence are within psychology, psychiatry and scientific methods. I have been teaching in higher education regularly since 1999, mainly lecturing, at the study programmes in nursing, medicine and psychology, respectively. Since 2012 I am involved in the education at Karolinska Institutet’s Nursing Programme. 

I am responsible for the course Nursing in Mental Health and Psychiatry at the campus and distance nursing programmes and I am also lecturing, leading seminars, designing and examining written examinations, and conducting half time assessments at clinical placements. I am also a supervisor and examiner in the course Degree Project in Nursing at the Nursing Programme and the Specialist Nursing Programme.