Maria Wiklander

Maria Wiklander

Senior Lecturer | Docent
Telephone: +46852483901
Visiting address: Alfred Nobels Allé 23, D2, Flemingsberg, 14183 Huddinge
Postal address: H1 Neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle, H1 Omvårdnad Omv enhet 1, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a lecturer at the Study Programme in Nursing and received
    my doctorate in Psychiatry from Karolinska Institutet in 2012.


  • My research is focused on psychosocial consequences of cancer and HIV,
    respectively, suicidality, shame, stigma, borderline personality disorder,
    post-stroke depression, and stress-related ill-health. I have previously been
    involved in the development of a web-based program for fertility distress
    after cancer, in co-creation with young adults who themselves have had
    Current research includes a project on cognitive functioning after breast
    cancer treatment, where we have adapted a web-based neuropsychological test
    for use in Sweden and are collecting Swedish reference data to be able to use
    the test in current and future studies on cognition in cancer and cancer


  • My main subject areas of competence are within psychology, psychiatry and
    scientific methods. I have been teaching in higher education regularly since
    1999, mainly lecturing, at the study programmes in nursing, medicine and
    psychology, respectively. Since 2012 I am involved in the education at
    Karolinska Institutet’s Nursing Programme.
    I am responsible for the course Nursing in Mental Health and Psychiatry at
    the campus and distance nursing programmes and I am also lecturing, leading
    seminars, designing and examining written examinations, and conducting half
    time assessments at clinical placements. I am also a supervisor and examiner
    in the course Degree Project in Nursing at the Nursing Programme and the
    Specialist Nursing Programme.


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  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2023
  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2012

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