Tom Palmstierna

Affiliated to Research | Docent
Visiting address: Rättsmedicinalverket, Alfred Nobels Allé 41,, 14152 Huddinge
Postal address: K8 Klinisk neurovetenskap, K8 CPF Masterman, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a senior psychiatrist since 1989 and as such have held clinical and
    leadership positions mainly in the field of substance use disorders.
    Currently I work clinically as senior psychiatrist at the forensic
    psychiatric outpatient service i Stockholm, a collaboration between Stockholm
    Addiction Centre, the Forensic Psychiatric Clinic of Stockholm County and the
    Prison and probation services i the Stockholm county region.
    My research activities are mostly joint ventures between our research group
    at the Karolinska Institutet, The forensic research unit at Haukeland
    hospital in Bergen and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology
    (NTNU) in Trondheim where I hold a position as professor at the faculty of


  • My current research activities are, since 1985, prevention, treatment and
    management of violence in psychiatric populations, including dual diagnoses
    patients. Currently I am partner and supervisor in projects on intimate
    partner violence. In the other end of the spectrum, I am engaged in projects
    regarding how to facilitate rehabilitation of forensic psychiatric patients
    with violence problems. We use different research approaches. Some studies
    are purely qualitative, others are randomized controlled studies and yet
    others are pure register studies.


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  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2025

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska institutet, 2005

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