Anna Wiik

Anna Wiik

Assistant Senior Lecturer
Telephone: +46852487526
Mobile phone: +46702091148
Visiting address: Alfred Nobels allé 8, 14152 Huddinge
Postal address: H5 Laboratoriemedicin, H5 Klinisk Fysiologi Gustafsson, 141 52 Huddinge

About me

  • I am a lecturer at the Karolinska Institutet (KI) and have a BSc in molecular
    biology and a PhD in Physiology. I have an assignment as pedagogical promotor
    at the department of laboratory medicine. I teach physiology at several
    courses and programs at KI. In my research I focus on the effects of sex
    hormones on peripheral tissue and the cardiovascular system.
    Elected by the students as the best teacher of the year at the nursing
    program in 2015
    My vision for teaching and learning is that the education should be student
    centered. The teacher should provide learning activities that, in addition to
    the course learning outcomes will develop the students´ critical thinking
    and problem solving. In my role as a pedagogical promotor I want to
    stimulate the teachers at the department to work scholarly with teaching and
    I use various pedagogical methods in my teaching, and I have developed
    learning activities for both distance- and campus-based education. I teach
    students at the nursing-, occupational therapy-, physiotherapy-, and
    biomedical scientist programs at KI. I am a teacher, course leader and
    examiner courses in e.g. anatomy and physiology and teach both at campus-
    and web-based courses. I have designed courses in physiology by defining the
    curriculum, creating the learning activities and the examinations. I am
    involved in continuous course development in my role as pedagogical promotor
    at the department. I examine and/or supervise students at the undergraduate


  • My research focuses on effects sex hormones when switching sex hormone
    profile. In collaboration with colleagues at ANOVA at the Karolinska
    University hospital I am responsible for a longitudinal study examining the
    changes in different tissues in transgenders starting on sex hormone
    treatment. We are studying the effects on body composition, strength,
    functions of the cardiovascular system (arterial stiffness, dimensions and
    function of the heart) and gene expression and modulations in different


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  • Assistant Senior Lecturer, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-

Degrees and Education

  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2008

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