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Niklas Långström

Affiliated to research

About me

Associate professor, Karolinska Institutet (KI)

Affiliated with KI:s Department of Medical Epidemiology & Biostatistics (MEB)

Physician, board-certified child- & adolescent psychiatrist

Research description

I study developmental pathways, correlates and causes of psychiatric ill-health in children and adults. Ever since my 1999 PhD-thesis on young sexual offenders, I am particularly interested in violent and sexual offending behaviours. 

Beyond causality research, I also address the effectiveness of medical and psychosocial interventions against various types of interpersonal violence. Finally, I conduct epidemiological studies of statistically uncommon sexuality and sexual behavior problems in the general population.

Between 2008 and 2016, I worked as a Senior researcher and National scientific advisor at the Swedish Prison and Probation Services (Kriminalvården) R&D. The mission was to contribute to evidence-based practices so that decision-making and client interventions in the Prison and Probation Services are based on the best available empirical knowledge.

In addition to colleagues at the Karolinska institutet and MEB, I collaborate with professionals at the Department of Forensic Psychiatry in Oxford, UK.

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