Lisa Thorell

Lisa Thorell

Professor | Docent
Visiting address: Nobels väg 9, 17165 Stockholm
Postal address: K8 Klinisk neurovetenskap, K8 Psykologi Thorell, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Degrees

    1997 - Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Uppsala University

    2003 - Ph.D. in Psychology, Uppsala University

    2008 - Associate professor (docent), Uppsala University


  • 2023 - Professor in Developmental Psychology

    Academic honours, awards and prizes

    2005 - Royal Academy of Sciences (National Committee of Psychology), Young researcher’s award

    2009 - CHADD and Family Issues Award for most innovative article with relevance for family issues and ADHD



  • The research conducted in my group involves three interrelated research areas: 1) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, 2) Digital media and 3) Extremely preterm birth. Within the first area, we mostly investigate neutopsychological deficits (i.e. execitive function deficits, delay aversion and emotion dysregulation) and how these deficits affect daily life functioning in individuals with ADHD. We have a special interest in females and the specifc challenges that they face regarding daily life functioning (including female-specific problems and reproductive health).


  • Within the next area of research, we investigate to what extent digital media use (i.e. social media and gaming) is associated with child development (i.e. language, attention, parent-child relations) mental health problems (i.e. depression/anxiety, self-esteem, body image) and neuropdevelopmental disorders (mostly ADHD).


  • Within the third research area, we are part of EXPRESS, a longitudinal study following all Swedish children born extremely preterm in 2004-2007. We mostly focus on outcome in middle childhood related to cognition, neurodevelopmental disorders, academic achievement, and quality of life. For all three research areas, we investigate children from birth to adulthood.


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  • Professor, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Uppsala Universitet, 2008

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