Professor Gerhard Andersson, Ph.D. is full professor of Clinical Psychology at Linköping University (appointed 2003), in the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning. He has been guest professor at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm (2007-2012) in the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Psychiatry (section for Internet psychiatry), and now continues as guest researcher at Karolinska Institutet.
His clinical work is mainly devoted to audiology, and he has a part-time position as clinical psychologist at the Department of Audiology, Linköping University Hospital, as a member of the Tinnitus team.
Professor Andersson received his education at Uppsala University, Department of Psychology, and graduated in 1991 (M.Sc. Clinical Psychology). His first Ph.D. was in Clinical Psychology (1995), and his second Ph.D. was in Medicine (2000). He has also completed a B.A. in Theology (2010).
During his whole career he has worked part-time with patients, mainly in audiology but also for a period in psychiatry. He did his post-doc at the Department of Psychology, University College, London (1996-1997), working with patients with dizziness and imbalance.
He is trained as a CBT therapist and has a license and graduate diploma as a psychotherapist (2005). Professor Andersson has published over 320 research papers and 12 books.
His present h-index is 41 (Scopus). For additional overview see Google scholar citations.
See recent papers on Internet treatment:
Andersson, G., Carlbring, P., Furmark, T., & on behalf of the SOFIE Research Group. (2012). Therapist experience and knowledge acquisition in Internet-delivered CBT for social anxiety disorder: A randomized controlled trial. PloS ONE, 7(5), e37411.
Andersson, E., Enander, J., Andrén, P., Hedman, E., Ljótsson, B., Hursti, T., Bergström, J., Kaldo, V., Lindefors, N., Andersson, G., & Rück, C. (2012). Internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder: a randomised controlled trial. Psychological Medicine, 42, 2193–2203.
Johansson, R., Ekbladh, S., Hebert, A., Lindström, M., Möller, S., Petitt, E., Poysti, S., Holmqvist-Larsson, M., Rousseau, A., Carlbring, P., Cuijpers, P., & Andersson, G. (2012). Psychodynamic guided self-help for adult depression through the Internet: a randomised controlled trial. PLoS ONE, 7 (5), e38021.
Johansson, R., Lyssarides, C., Andersson, G., & Rousseau, A. (2013). Personality change after Internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy for depression. PeerJ, 1, e39. doi: 10.7717/peerj.39
Current research interests
- The application of the Internet in psychological research, in particular guided psychological treatment via the Internet.
- Tinnitus and hearing disorders. Interest spans over biological mechanisms, epidemiology, treatment, experience, and psychological aspects.
- Cognitive-behavioural treatment and psychotherapy research, including major depression, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, postttraumatic stress, OCD, and health psychology topics such as chronic pain.
- Health psychology, including psychological aspects of hearing loss, dizziness and balance disturbances, hyperacusis, burn injury, pain, headache, insomnia, cancer, coping, and stress.
- Cognitive aspects of health problems. This involves applying methods from cognitive psychology in the study of health problems. Examples include the emotional Stroop test and the autobiographical memory test.
- Interpersonal violence.
- Psychology of religion.
Other professional activities
- Associate editor for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, BMC Psychiatry , academic editor for Plos One, PeerJ and section editor for Scandinavian Journal of Psychology.
- Founding member of the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII).
- Founding member and current president of the European Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ESRII).
- Member of the Swedish Institute for Disability Research (SIDR) and the Linneaus Centre Head (Hearing and Deafness).
- Supervisor of 12 Ph.D students as main supervisor and 7 students as associate supervisor. Previous completed supervision of 12 Ph.D students as main supervisor and 6 as co-supervisor.
- Work for the National Board of Health and Welfare on treatment guidelines for depression and anxiety.
- Collaboration with international researchers such as professor Pim Cuijpers, the Netherlands.
- Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (240 ECTS), Uppsala University, Sweden, 1991-1995
- Ph.D. in Otorhinolaryngology (240 ECTS), Uppsala University, Sweden, 1998-2000
- M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology (300 ECTS), Uppsala University, Sweden, 1986-1991
- B.A. in Theology (180 ECTS), Uppsala University, Sweden, 1994-2010
- Psychotherapy program with CBT-orientation (90 ECTS), Uppsala University, 2003-2005
Visit the Internet, health and clinical psychology research group at Linköping University, led by Gerhard Andersson.
Project leader for the following ongoing grants:
- Program grant from Swedish council for working and life research “Programme Grant Disability: From detection to intervention. Reaching and treating persons with hearing disorders using modern information technology (2010-2015).
- EU-grant as work package leader ”ICT4Depression” FP7-ICT (2010-2012)
- Grant from the Swedish research council “Use of smartphone mobile phones in the psychological treatment of depression” (2012-2014).
- Grant from the Swedish council for working and life research "i-Stress. Individually tailored cognitive behaviour therapy delivered via the internet for managers with stress-related symptoms. A randomised controlled trial" (2013-2015).
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Psykologisk behandling vid depression: Teorier, terapimetoder och forskning
[Psychological treatment of depression: Theories, treatment methods and research]
Andersson, G. (2012).
Stockholm: Natur & Kultur.
Leva med tinnitus
[Living With Tinnitus]
Zetterqvist, V., Andersson, G., Kaldo, V. (2013).
Stockholm: Natur & Kultur.
Social fobi: effektiv hjälp med kognitiv beteendeterapi (Andra upplagan)
[Social Anxiety: Effective Treatment Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2nd edition)]
Furmark, T., Holmström, A., Sparthan, E., Carlbring, P., Andersson, G. (2013).
Tinnitus: A multidisciplinary approach (2 ed.)
Baguley, D. M., Andersson, G., McKenna, L., & McFerran, D. J. (2013)
Hyperakusi - diagnos, behandling och mekanismer
[Hyperacusis - diagnosis, treatment and mechanisms]
Titel på japanska: 聴覚過敏―仕組みと診断そして治療法
Baguley, D. M., & Andersson, G. (2012). Översättning/translation: Tatsuo Nakagawa
Publishing Kaibundo, Japan.
Tinnitus: orsaker, teorier och behandlingsmöjligheter
[Tinnitus: causes, theories, and treatment options]
Andersson, G. (2000).
Meta-analys. Metoder, tillämpningar och kontroverser
[Meta-analysis. Methods, applications and controversies]
Andersson, G. (2003).
Tinnitus: A multidisciplinary approach
Andersson, G., Baguley, D. M., McKenna, L., & McFerran, D. J. (2005).
Ut ur depression och nedstämdhet. Ett effektivt självhjälpsprogram
[Out of depression and low mood. An effective self-help program]
Andersson, G., Bergström, J., Holländare, F., Lenndin, J., & Vernmark, K. (2007).
Hyperacusis: Mechanisms, Diagnosis and Therapies
Baguley, D. M., & Andersson, G. (2007).
San Diego: Plural Publishing Inc.
Social fobi - Effektiv hjälp med kognitiv beteendeterapi
[Social Anxiety - Effective Treatment Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy]
Furmark, T., Holmström, A., Sparthan, E., Carlbring, P., & Andersson, G. (2006).
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Professor Gerhard Andersson
Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning (IBL)
SE-581 83 Linköping
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