Mattias Strand

Mattias Strand

Adjunct Lecturer
Visiting address: Capio S:t Görans sjukhus, Centrum för psykiatriforskning, 11281 Stockholm
Postal address: K8 Klinisk neurovetenskap, K8 CPF Dahlin, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Psychiatry Research and senior psychiatrist at the Transcultural Centre in Stockholm, Sweden.


  • My main research areas are cultural psychiatry, medical humanities, trauma, and eating disorders.

    I am currently involved in the following research projects:

    • "The impact of culture and migration background on seeking and receiving treatment for eating disorders" with Sofie Bäärnhielm and Elisabeth Welch (supported by ALF funding from Region Stockholm and Karolinska Institutet)
    • "Strengthening emergency response for societal crisis – appraisal of intercultural health communication strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic"
    with Sofie Bäärnhielm in collaboration with Soorej Jose Puthoopparambil and Önver Cetrez at Uppsala University (supported by funding from the Swedish Research Council)
    • "Patient-controlled admissions for individuals with severe mental health disorders" – Emelie Allenius' PhD project to which I contribute as co-supervisor alongside Sigrid Salomonsson, Alexander Rozental, Lena Flyckt and Pernilla Omerov (supported by funding from the Swedish Research Council)
    • "Exploring opinions among transnational adoptees on how psychiatric specialist healthcare should be designed and implemented" with Natte Hillerberg at Northern Stockholm Psychiatry
    • "Inherited trauma: mental health and intergenerational trauma among Swedish Eritreans in Stockholm" with Meaza Yared Tesfamariam at the Transcultural Centre and professor Gloria Macassa at Högskolan i Gävle
    • "Jews in Sweden: Mental health, transgenerational trauma, and cultural competence in healthcare" with Mirjam Katzin at Gothenburg University


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  • Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2021-2025

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2021
  • University Medical Degree, Karolinska Institutet, 2005


  • Emelie Allenius, Patient-controlled admissions for patients with severe mental health disorders, 2021

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