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 360 research papers and 12 books.
His present h-index is 45 (Scopus). For additional overview see Google scholar citations.
See recent papers:
Andersson, E., Rück, C., Lavebratt, C., Hedman, E., Schalling, M., Lindefors, N., Eriksson, E., Carlbring, P., Andersson, G., & Furmark, T. (2013). Genetic polymorphisms in monoamine systems and outcome of cognitive behavior therapy for social anxiety disorder. PLoS One, 8, e79015.
Boettcher, J., Leek, L., Matson, L., Holmes, E. A., Browning, M., MacLeod, C., Andersson, G., & Carlbring, P. (2013). Internet-based attention bias modification for social anxiety: a randomised controlled comparison of training towards negative and training towards positive cues. PLoS One, 8, e71760.
Bower, P., Kontopantelis, E., Sutton, A. P., Kendrick, T., Richards, D., Gilbody, S., McMillan, D., Knowles, S., Cuijpers, P., Andersson, G., Christensen, H., Meyer, B., Huibers, M., Smit, F., van Straten, A., Warmerdam, L., Barkham, M., Bilich, L., Lovell, K., & Lui, E. (2013). Influence of initial severity of depression on effectiveness of low intensity interventions: meta-analysis of individual patient data. British Medical Journal, 346, f540.
Cuijpers, P., Hollon, S., Van Straten, A., Bockting, C., Berking, M., & Andersson, G. (2013). Does cognitive behaviour therapy have an enduring effect that is superior to keeping patients on continuation pharmacotherapy? A meta-analysis. BMJ Open, 3, e002542
El Alaoui, S., Hedman, E., Ljótsson, B., Bergström, J., Andersson, E., Rück, C., Andersson, G., & Lindefors, G. (2013). Predictors and moderators of Internet- and group-based cognitive behaviour therapy for panic disorder. PLoS One. 8, e79024.
Hesser, H., Molander, P., Jungermann, M., & Andersson, G. (2013). Costs of suppressing emotional sound and countereffects of a mindfulness induction: An experimental analog of tinnitus impact.PLoS One. 8, e64540.
Johansson, R., Björklund, M., Hornborg, C., Karlsson, S., Hesser, H., Ljótsson, B., Rousseau, A., Frederick, R. J., & Andersson, G. (2013). Affect-focused psychodynamic psychotherapy for depression and anxiety through the Internet: a randomized controlled trial. PeerJ, 1, e102.
Molander, P., Nordqvist, P., Öberg, M., Lunner, T., Lyxell, B., & Andersson, G. (2013). Internet-based hearing screening using speech-in-noise: Validation and comparisons of self-reported hearing problems, quality of life, and phonological representation. BMJ Open, 3, e003223.
Ström, M., Uckelstam, C.-J., Andersson, G., Hassmén, P., Umefjord, G., & Carlbring, P. (2013). Internet-delivered therapist-guided physical activity for mild to moderate depression: A randomized controlled trial. PeerJ, 1, e178.
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. Examples include the emotional Stroop test and the autobiographical memory test.
- 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, BMC Psychiatry , 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 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).
Professor Gerhard Andersson
Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning (IBL)
SE-581 83 Linköping
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