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Biography

  • Database Developer, Department of Clinical Infection Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Infection, Veterinary, and Ecological Sciences, University of Liverpool (2021 - 2022)
  • Behavioural epidemiology and genomics, Master of Science, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London (2020)
  • Scientific IT System Developer and Maintenance Manager, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institute (2012-)
  • Bioinformatics, Master of Science, Uppsala University (2015)
  • System developer and administrator, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (2009 - 2012)
  • Junior programmer, Nemo-Q International AB (2009)
  • Second Lieutenant (OF-1a), Swedish Army Military Service (2002)

Research Interests:

My research is focused on the genetics of anxiety disorders and major depressive disorder. I am interested in how genetic effects underpin behavioural traits such as psychiatric disorders and personality through hypothesised and previously unmeasured phenotypes; endophenotypes. By disentangling genetic covariance between traits, environmental associations and genetic and environmental interaction effects I hope to elucidate aetological mechanisms of psychiatric disorders to guide diagnostic, preventive and treatment efforts.

Awards:

  • NIHR Maudsley BRC funded 1+3 PhD at the Social, Genetic Developmental & Psychiatry Centre, King's College London (2019-2024)

Publications:

Strand, M., Zvrskovec, J., Hübel, C., Peat, C. M., Bulik, C. M., & Birgegård, A. (2020). Identifying research priorities for the study of atypical anorexia nervosa: A Delphi study. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 53(10), 1729-1738. https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.23358

Seidel, M., Ehrlich, S., Breithaupt, L., Welch, E., Wiklund, C., Hübel, C., Thornton, L. M., Savva, A., Fundin, B. T., Pege, J., Billger, A., Abbaspour, A., Schaefer, M., Boehm, I., Zvrskovec, J., Rosager, E. V., Hasselbalch, K. C., Leppä, V., Sjögren, M., ... Bulik, C. M. (2020). Study protocol of comprehensive risk evaluation for anorexia nervosa in twins (CREAT): a study of discordant monozygotic twins with anorexia nervosa. BMC Psychiatry, 20(1), [507]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-020-02903-7