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Oskar Flygare

Post-doc and licensed psychologist in the Rücklab research group.

About me

I'm a post-doc and licensed psychologist working in the Rücklab research group at Karolinska Institutet. 

Research description

My research focuses on the psychological treatment of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, particularly internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy (ICBT). Along with local projects in Sweden, several international implementations of ICBT for obsessive-compulsive disorder and body dysmorphic disorder are underway in the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, and Germany.

Other research interests include statistical methods, e.g. machine-learning techniques, cost-effectiveness analyses and psychometric evaluations of questionnaires.

Teaching portfolio

I teach at the undergraduate programmes for medical students, psychologists, and occupational therapists at the Karolinska Institutet. The topics include: an overview of psychotherapy, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, and workshops in using clinical tools such as behavioral analyses.

I also do lectures for the Swedish OCD foundation (OCD-förbundet) on our research at the Karolinska Institutet and other recent developments in research. Other speaking engagements includes Utbildningsradion (UR).


2017-2022 – Doctoral studies, Karolinska Institutet

Thesis title: Improving access and outcomes in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder

The thesis summary (kappa) can be read at KI Open Archive

2011-2017 – Psychologists programme, Karolinska Institutet

Academic honours, awards and prizes


Clinical Scientist Training Programme (CSTP)