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Department of Psychology


Andreas Stenling, associate professor

Associate Professor in psychology. I study the link between physical activity and health across the life course, motivational processes, and leadership.

Anita Pettersson-Strömbäck, associate professor


My name is Anita and I'm a lecturer at the Department of Psychology. I research and teach about working life and health from a psychological perspective.

Anna Sundström, associate professor (absent)
Anna Söderholm, project assistant

I am a doctoral student and my project deals with examining various aspects of health and disability in people with chemical intolerance.

Anna-Maria Johansson, associate professor

My research is focused children's typical and atypical development in areas of sensori-motor function and cognition and their interrelations. I teach within developmental psychology.

Anngelica Kristoferqvist, study counsellor (absent)

My background is within Psychology, Cognitive and Computer Science. I started working 2002 as an assistant. Nowadays I work at Arcum for Arctic research.

Annika Nordlund, associate professor

My research interest falls within the areas of environmental and social psychology, and is focused on motive and barriers behind environmental behavior. 

Camilla Hakelind, associate professor

I am a licensed psychologist and I also have a social worker degree. My main research interest lies within the health psychology area.

Carin Vretsjö, clinical coordinator
Chatrine Westerlund, human resources coordinator
Elisabeth Åström, associate professor (absent)
Erica Åström, study administrator

I work as a student administrator and international coordinator for psychology. You will find my office in room 101, corridor A in Behaviour Science Building

Erik Domellöf, associate professor

Psychologist, Associate Professor of psychology, Senior lecturer in developmental psychology. Research and development resource at the Habilitation Centre, Västerbotten County Council.

Erik Lundkvist, associate professor
Eva Elgh, associate professor
Eva Palmquist, senior research assistant
Fredrik Sjödin, associate professor

Senior lecturer and researcher focusing on organizations, work environment and health.

Frida Bertilsson, doctoral student (absent)
Gregory Neely, professor

I am a professor in psychology and conduct research and teaching in cognitive and human factors psychology. I am currently the Pro Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences. 

Hanna Irehill, doctoral student

I am a licensed Psychologist and a doctoral student within the field of work and organizational psychology. In addition to research, I teach at the Department of Psychology.

Hugo Wärnberg, teaching assistant
Ingrid Schéle, associate professor
Jenny Feltenmark, study counsellor

Student Advisor for Psychologist program and Psychoterapeutic program

Jenny Nilsson, study counsellor (absent)

I´m working as a studieguide for the bachelor and mastersprogram in Cognitive Science and also courses in Psychology.

Jeong Jin Yu, associate professor

My research centers on key aspects of socioemotional functioning among children and adolescents.

Linda Odlander, teaching assistant
Linus Andersson, associate professor

I'm an associate professor in psychology, studying medically unexplained environmental intolerances (e.g. chemical intolerance and hyperacusis) and human judgment processes.

Linus Holm, associate professor
Lotta Strömsten, associate professor

Research in the field of suicidology with a focus on risk and protective factors for repeated self-harm behavior. Teaches research methodology, statistics and emotional psychology.

Louise Davis, associate professor

Louise’s research interests lie in social and developmental psychology with focus on the role of parents, coaches and peers.

Magdalena Domellöf, research fellow

I am a researcher with a focus on medical psychology. I am mainly researching memory and attention problems in persons with Parkinson's disease.

Maria Nordin, associate professor

My research interests are within the field of developmental, cognitive and clinical psychology. I lecture in courses on developmental, clinical and cognitive psychology.

Mariana Vega-Mendoza, senior research assistant
Marius Sommer, associate professor
Markus Nyström, associate professor

I am a licensed psychologist and lecturer in psychology. My main areas of interest are: clinical psychology, sports psychology (both from a health and performance-approach) and emotions.

Mats Reinhold, doctoral student

I am a doctoral student at the Dep. of Psychology, and I am affiliated with the Gender Research School at the Umeå Center for Gender Studies. My research is about destructive leadership and gender.

Mattias Lundberg, associate professor

My area of interest is Work and Organizational Psychology, and mostly recruitment and selection. I also find scientific communication with the society important.

Michael Gruber, associate professor
Moa Eirell, administrator
Moa Runnman Bäckström, teaching assistant
Mona Wiklund-Hed, financial administrator
Niclas Kaiser, associate professor

My research interest is on the process of intersubjectivity, implicit shared intentionality, systemic processes and its evolutionary and biological underpinning including its meaning.

Nils Berginström, associate professor

I am a psychologist and associate professor in clinical psychology. My main clinical, teaching and research interests include neuropsychological assessment, rehabilitation medicine and neuroscience.

Patrik Hansson, associate professor
Paul Davis, associate professor

 I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Umeå University in Sweden. I am a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Robert Lundmark, associate professor

I am a licensed Psychologist, specialized in work- and organizational psychology. As Senior Lecturer in Psychology I do research and teaching on leadership and organizational-level interventions.

Sam Michélsen, teaching assistant
Steven Nordin, professor

I work as a professor in psychology and conduct research and teach in medical psychology health psychology, psychosomatics and research methodology.

Thomas Rudolfsson, senior research assistant
Tova Stenlund, associate professor

I am associate professor (docent) of psychology and Deputy head (head of research) at the Police education unit. 

Ulrika Sahlén, public relations officer