Elin Monell

Elin Monell

Affiliated to Research
Visiting address: Nobels väg 12a, 17165 Solna
Postal address: C8 Medicinsk epidemiologi och biostatistik, C8 MEB Bulik, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a clinical psychologist and Ph.D. at Karolinska Institute. My research
    mainly focuses on psychological aspects such as emotion regulation and
    self-image in relation to eating disorder development and maintenance. As I
    previously worked within child and adolescent psychiatry, I’m also
    interested in eating disorders in that population. Besides my doctoral
    project, I’m a project coordinator for a clinical trial of the treatment
    program compuLsive Exercise Activity theraPy (LEAP) that targets compulsive
    exercise in eating disorders. I’m also a qualitative researcher within the
    project Polygenic risk of Anorexia nervosa and its Clinical Expression (PACE)
    examining experiences of hunger, satiety and negative energy balance in
    individuals with past or present anorexia nervosa in relation to their
    genetic anorexia risk. Finally, I’m also doing neurocognitive assessments
    within the project Comprehensive Risk Evaluation for Anorexia nervosa in
    Twins (CREAT) examining possible differences between identical twins where
    one but not the other has had anorexia nervosa.
    2015 – 2021 (june): PhD-student, psychiatry, Karolinska Institute, Dept.
    of Clinical Neuroscience, Solna, Sweden.
    2008 – 2013: Psychologist Programme (MSc in Clinical Psychology),
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.
    2011 – 2013: Basic training in Psychotherapy (within the Psychologist
    Programme), Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm,


  • My doctoral project examined associations between emotion dysregulation
    (difficulties understanding and managing emotions) and eating disorder
    severity, diagnosis and outcome. It also examined associations between
    emotion regulation and self-image in relation to eating disorder
    psychopathology, hoping to clarify how these psychological variables may
    simplify or complicate eating disorder recovery. I have also examined
    psychometric properties of the questionnaire Difficulties in Emotion
    Regulation Scale measuring emotion dysregulation. Besides the research
    related to the LEAP and PACE projects, I have also contributed to research
    using registry data examining suicidality in eating disorders and behavioral
    eating disorder symptoms such as compulsive exercise and binge-eating.


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  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, 2021-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2021

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