Profile image Mattias Strand

Mattias Strand

Adjunct lecturer

About me

I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Psychiatry Research and senior psychiatrist at the Transcultural Centre in Stockholm, Sweden.

Research description

My main research areas are cultural psychiatry, medical humanities, trauma, and eating disorders.

I am currently involved in the following research projects:

• "The impact of culture and migration background on seeking and receiving treatment for eating disorders" with Sofie Bäärnhielm and Elisabeth Welch (supported by ALF funding from Region Stockholm and Karolinska Institutet)

• "Strengthening emergency response for societal crisis – appraisal of intercultural health communication strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic" with Sofie Bäärnhielm in collaboration with Soorej Jose Puthoopparambil and Önver Cetrez at Uppsala University (supported by funding from the Swedish Research Council)

• "Patient-controlled admissions for individuals with severe mental health disorders" – Emelie Allenius' PhD project to which I contribute as co-supervisor alongside Sigrid Salomonsson, Alexander Rozental, Lena Flyckt and Pernilla Omerov (supported by funding from the Swedish Research Council)

• "Exploring opinions among transnational adoptees on how psychiatric specialist healthcare should be designed and implemented" – Natte Hillerberg's project as resident psychiatrist where I partake as supervisor

• "Inherited trauma: mental health and intergenerational trauma among Swedish Eritreans in Stockholm" with Meaza Yared Tesfamariam at the Transcultural Centre and professor Gloria Macassa at Högskolan i Gävle