Associate professor, director of postgraduate studies
M.A. Psychology (2001), Örebro University, Sweden
PhD in Genetic Epidemiology (2005), Karolinska Institutet
Post-doctoral fellow (2006), Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, London
Short presentation of current research
My research focuses on gene-environmental interplay and gene-brain-behaviour pathways underlying developments of behavioural problems (e.g., antisocial behaviour) and psychiatric disorders (e.g., Schizophrenia, ADHD). A central goal is to integrate cognitive-experimental and psychiatric epidemiological research by using brain imaging techniques, novel web-based approaches and information from the Swedish twin registry.
Quantitative genetic studies of antisocial behaviour.
Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 2008;363:2519-27.
Genetic effects explain the stability of psychopathic personality from mid- to late adolescence.
J Abnormal Psychol 2008;117:606-17.
Relationships Between Parental Negativity and Childhood Antisocial Behavior over Time: A Bidirectional Effects Model in a Longitudinal Genetically Informative Design.
J Abnorm Child Psychol 2007; Jun 30; Epub ahead of print.
Genetic contributions to the development of ADHD subtypes from childhood to adolescence.
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2006;45:973-81.
A genetic factor explains most of the variation in the psychopathic personality.
Journal of abnormal psychology 2006;115:221-30.