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Anna-Karin Andershed

Position: Professor School/office: University Management Team

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Phone: +46 19 303896

Room: E3111

Anna-Karin Andershed
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About Anna-Karin Andershed

Anna-Karin Andershed is the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Örebro University since 2016. She is Ph.D. and tenured Professor of Psychology and conducts her research in criminology at the Center for Criminological and Psychosocial Research (CAPS). She began her postgraduate studies at Uppsala University, albeit located in Örebro, and received her doctorate in 2001 at Örebro University, with a thesis focusing on differences in social adjustment between morning and evening people. She became associate professor in 2012 and full professor in 2015. Since 2006, she has held several managerial and leadership positions at the university: Head of School of the School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, as well as the School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Deputy Dean and Dean for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as Deputy Vice Chancellor. She also has several years of teaching experience primarily in developmental psychology.


Anna-Karin Andershed’s research concerns adaptation and socialization from a developmental psychology life course perspective that extends from childhood to adulthood. Her areas of interest are development of antisocial, norm-breaking behavior and crime, development of interventions aimed at norm-breaking behavior, and structured assessment instruments. She has been research leader for the internationally renowned longitudinal IDA program and is one of the research leaders and founders of the longitudinal SOFIA study, funded by the Swedish Research Council, which follows approximately 2,000 children since 2010, when the children were 3-5 years old. The connection to practical work with children and young people at risk is an important part of her research, and she is one of the developers of an instrument assessing risk and protective factors in children and adolescents with or at risk for norm-breaking behavior and criminality. The instrument is spread to approx. 150 municipalities and is used by Iceland's Barna- og fjölskyldustofa, equivalent to Sweden's social services. She is currently working on developing a music-based prevention program for preschool children.


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