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I’m an associate professor in psychology at Linköping University, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Learning, and one of the founders and leading senior researcher of the International Network for Well-Being, which is a network of junior and senior researchers and students interested in the Science of Well-Being. I'm also an associate professor at at the University of Gothenburg and at Lund University. I have been also collaborating with Anthropedia Foundation in order to develop and test well-being and resilience interventions among different populations (e.g., asylum seekers, long-term unemployed, newly graduated nurses, high school students).
My research has focused on well-being, personality, organizational psychology, neuropsychiatric problems, health and free will. For example, together with Professors C. Robert Cloninger (Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine) and Henrik Anckarsäter (Center of Ethics, Law and Mental Health, University of Gothenburg), I have investigated the role of personality on well-being, resilience, neuropsychiatric disorders, and both dysfunction and suffering in daily life.
Moreover, together with Professor Sverker Sikström (Lund University), I have been developing research using Artificial Intelligence to quantify a person’s written apprehension of life events, life narrative, identity, social network interactions, and own reflections about life. We have been using this method to also define concepts (e.g., the semantic content of words people uses to describe, for example, “happiness", “well-being” or “who they are”) and to validate measures by mapping people’s narratives and words to their own responses to common scales (i.e., Quantitative Semantics Test Theory).
For six years I was the Head of Research in Region Blekinge at the Blekinge Center of Competence. The people at the center worked on innovations in public health and clinical practice through interdisciplinary scientific research, community and international projects, and the dissemination of knowledge in order to increase the quality of life of the habitants of the county of Blekinge, Sweden. This work included collaborations between Region Blekinge and the five municipalities in Blekinge, as well as collaboration with national (e.g., Blekinge Institute of Technology, Lund University, University of Gothenburg, Linköping University) and international universities (e.g., Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis University, La Sapienza University of Rome, Lusíada University, Keio University). The center also included a scientific council for the distribution of research grants, a medical library, and both local and national projects funded by the European Union and other entities.