Sandra Tamm

Postdoctoral studies

I am a medical doctor specialising in psychiatry with a special interest in sleep, depression and emotion.

About me

I am a postdoctoral fellow funded by the Swedish Brain foundation working in the Psychopharmacology and Emotion Research Laboratory at University of Oxford but with my academic home at KI, in Viktor Kaldo's research group within CPF.

Research description

My current research focuses on understanding links between insomnia and depression using epidemiological brain imaging data, cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia and experimental sleep studies. During my PhD at the Karolinska Institute I also investigated the effects of acute sleep deprivation on brain function, with a focus on emotion using functional magnetic resonance imaging. I also investigated the role of low-grade inflammation as a mechanism behind non-specific symptoms such as fatigue and depressive symptoms in patients with severe allergy using positron emission tomography.