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 Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm (2007-2012) in the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Psychiatry (section for Internet psychiatry), and now continues as affiliated professor at Karolinska Institutet (2013).
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 400 research papers and 15 books.
See recent open access papers:
Andersson, G., Cuijpers, P., Carlbring, P., Riper, H., & Hedman, E. (2014). Internet-based vs. face-to-face cognitive behaviour therapy for psychiatric and somatic disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis. World Psychiatry, 13, 288-295.
Andersson, G., & Titov, N. (2014). Advantages and limitations of Internet-based interventions for common mental disorders. World Psychiatry, 13, 4-11.
Bergman Nordgren, L., Hedman, E., Etienne, J., Bodin, J., Kadowaki, Å., Eriksson, S., Lindkvist, E., Andersson, G., & Carlbring, P. (2014). Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of individually tailored Internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy for anxiety disorders in a primary care population: A randomized controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 59C, 1-11.
Boettcher, J., Åström, V., Påhlsson, D., Schenström, O., Andersson, G., & Carlbring, P. (2014). Internet-based mindfulness treatment for anxiety disorders: a randomised controlled trial. Behavior Therapy, 45, 241-253.
Boettcher, J., Hasselrot, J., Sund, E., Andersson, G., & Carlbring, P (2014). Combining attention training with Internet-based cognitive-behavioural self-help for social anxiety: a randomized controlled trial. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 43, 34-48.
Boettcher, J., Rozental, A., Andersson, G., & Carlbring, P. (2014). Side effects in internet-based interventions for social anxiety disorder. Internet Interventions, 1, 3-11.
Cuijpers, P., Sijbrandij, M., Koole, S. L., Andersson, G., Beekman, A. T., & Reynolds III, C. F. (2014). Adding psychotherapy to antidepressive medication in depression and anxiety disorders: A meta-analysis. World Psychiatry, 13, 56-67.
Ivarsson, D., Blom, M., Hesser, H., Carlbring, P., Enderby, P., Nordberg, R., & Andersson, G. (2014). Guided Internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder: A randomized controlled trial. Internet Interventions, 1, 33-40.
Jasper, J., Weise, C., Schweda, I., Andersson, G., Hiller, W., & Kleinstäuber, M. (2014). The working alliance in a randomized controlled trial comparing Internet-based self-help and face-to-face cognitive behavior therapy for chronic tinnitus. Internet Interventions, 1, 49-57.
Kuckertz, J. M., Gildebrant, E., Liliequist, B., Karlström, P., Väppling, C., Bodlund, O., Stenlund, T., Hofmann, S. G., Andersson, G., Amir, N., & Carlbring, P. (2014). Moderation and mediation of the effect of attention training in social anxiety disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 53, 30-40.
Lindner, P., Linderot Olsson, E., Johnsson, A., Dahlin, M., Andersson, G., & Carlbring, P. (2014). The impact of telephone versus e-mail therapist guidance on treatment outcomes, therapeutic alliance and treatment engagement in internet-delivered CBT for depression: A randomised pilot trial. Internet Interventions, 1, 182-187.
Ly, K. H., Asplund, K., & Andersson, G. (2014). Stress management for middle managers via an acceptance and commitment-based smartphone application: a randomized controlled trial. Internet Interventions, 1, 95-101.
Ly, K. H., Trüschel, A., Jarl, L., Magnusson, S., Windahl, T., Johansson, R., Carlbring, P., & Andersson, G. (2014). Behavioral activation vs. Mindfulness-based guided self-help treatment administered through a smartphone application: a randomized controlled trial. BMJ Open, 4, e003440
Manchaiah, V. K. C., Molander, P., Rönnberg, J., Andersson, G., & Lunner, T. (2014). The acceptance of hearing disability among adults experiencing hearing difficulties. BMJ Open, 4, e004066
Manchaiah, V. K. C., Rönnberg, J., Andersson, G., & Lunner, T. (2014). Use of the 'patient journey' model in the internet-based pre-fitting counseling of a person with hearing disability: Lessons from a failed clinical trial. BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders, 14, 3.
Olsson Halmetoja, C., Malmquist, A., Carlbring, P., & Andersson, G. (2014). Experiences of Internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy for social anxiety disorder four years later: A qualitative study. Internet Interventions, 1, 158-163.
Rozental, A., Andersson, G., Boettcher, J., Ebert, D., Cuijpers, P., Knaevelsrud, C., Ljótsson, B., Kaldo, V., Titov, N., & Carlbring, P. (2014). Consensus statement on defining and measuring negative effects of Internet interventions. Internet Interventions, 1, 12-19.
van Ballegooijen, W., Cuijpers, P., van Straten, A., Karyotaki, E., Andersson, G., Smit, J. H., & Riper, H. (2014). Adherence to internet-based and face-to-face cognitive behavioural therapy for depression: a meta-analysis. Plos One, 9, e100674.
Vigerland, S., Ljótsson, B., Bergdahl, F., Hagert, S., Thulin, U., Andersson, G., & Serlachius, E. (2014). Attitudes towards the use of computerized cognitive behavior therapy (cCBT) with children and adolescents: a survey among Swedish mental health professionals. Internet Interventions, 1, 111-117.
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, IBS and stress.
- Cognitive aspects of health problems. This involves applying methods from cognitive psychology in the study of health problems.
- Interpersonal violence.
- Psychology of religion and atheism.
Other professional activities
- Editor-in-chief for the new journal Internet Interventions published by Elsevier.
- Associate editor for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, academic editor for 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 9 Ph.D students as main supervisor and 14 students as associate supervisor. Previous completed supervision of 13 Ph.D students as main supervisor and 11 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.
Winner of the outstanding Swedish psychologist award 2014.
Winner of the Nordic prize in medicine 2014.
- 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).
- 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).
- EU-grant as work package leader ”European Comparative Effectiveness Research on Online Depression treatment -
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Internetbaserad psykologisk behandling : evidens, indikation och praktiskt
[Internet-based psychological treatment: Evidence, indication and practical]
Hedman, E., Carlbring, P., Ljótsson, B., Andersson, G. (2014).
Stockholm: Natur & Kultur.
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.
Lindefors, N., & Andersson, G. (Eds.). (2012).
Stockholm: Läkartidningen Förlag.
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).
- UR Samtiden - Can psychotherapy have side effects? (in English with Swedish subtitles)
- Kan internet verkligen användas effektivt i rehabilitering? (in Swedish)
- UR Samtiden - Terapi på nätet (in Swedish)
Professor Gerhard Andersson
Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning (IBL)
SE-581 83 Linköping
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