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About me

Senior psychiatrrist and Director North section Forensic Psychiatry Stockholm

Postdoc, Dept of Clinical Neuroscience.


MBBS (Bachelor of medicine and surgery) University of Western Australia 1987

FRANZCP (specialist qualification in psychiatry) Australia 1994

PhD Karolinska Institutet 2012 (Sex Steroids, Genetics and Bipolar disorder) 

Research description

My current reserach focus is on examining how, in those with psychotic spectrum disorders and sentenced to forensic care, anamnestic risk factors for aggression are mediated through psychological functions and biological vulnerabilities. The current study (SPRätt) combines emotion recognition and mirroring paradigms, fNIRS with tests of cognitive function, arousal measures during performance stress, as well as genetics, epigenetics and protein expression.

Teaching portfolio

Have taught at undergraduate level course on Schizophrenia and Related Psychoses and at Post graduate level am coteaching course on Psychiatric diagnoses.

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Research Stipend Schering Plough 2008