Karl Lundin Remnélius

Karl Lundin Remnélius

Postdoctoral Researcher
Visiting address: Gävlegatan 22B, plan 8, 11330 Stockholm
Postal address: K6 Kvinnors och barns hälsa, K6 Neuropsykiatri Bölte, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a licensed psychologist and currently work as a postdoc at the Center of
    Neurodevelopmental Disorders at Karolinska Institutet (KIND). My main
    research interests are sex/gender differences in autism and autism
    manifestation in girls/women. Research shows that girls with autism are
    diagnosed later in life compared to boys, which means that support,
    adaptations and tolerance from the environment are also delayed. Recently
    published studies also suggest that delayed diagnosis can increase the risk
    of mental health problems. In addition, we know that the risk of suicidal
    behaviors is elevated among autistic people, and this risk appear to be
    particularly increased in autistic women.
    These research findings indicate the need for more knowledge regarding how
    autism and the experience of being autistic may differ for girls/women and
    boys/men, and whether risk factors for mental illness and other negative
    outcomes are different for autistic women and men.
    My PhD project includes several studies: in a qualitative study, we have
    explored professionals' perspectives on and experiences of gender differences
    in autism. The study is published in the journal Autism and can be
    found here (https://doi.org/10.1177/1362361320975311). In another study, we investigate the relationship between
    autism and eating problems (such as selective eating, sensory sensitivity and
    inflexible routines at meals), and whether this relationship looks different
    for girls/women and boys/men. This study is part of the twin project entitled
    the Roots of Autism and ADHD Twin Study in Sweden (RATSS), and is published
    in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-021-05198-z).

    Another research interest of mine is camouflaging, that is, strategies to
    mask or compensate for autistic traits in social situations. In a recently
    published study, we translated the self-assessment Camouflaging Autistic
    Traits Questionnaire (CAT-Q) into Swedish and evaluated it in Swedish
    settings with the help of a sample of autistic and non-autistic participants.
    The study is published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders,
    and can be read here (https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-023-05909-8). We are currently following up the findings in this
    study, looking into the link between camouflaging and quality of life using a
    co-twin control design in the RATSS sample.


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  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2025

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2023

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