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Gerhard Andersson


Is it possible to provide psychological treatment via the Internet? How can we better understand tinnitus and reduce distress by means of cognitive behavior therapy? What treatments work for depression? These are some of the questions in my research.


Professor Anderssons research is focused on psychological treatments for a wide range of conditions, but also on tinnitus and how it can be treated. The research group lead by Andersson conducts randomized clinical trials. New treatments are constantly developed and the group is often described as world leading when it comes to internet treatments. Effective treatments have been developed and tested for mood and anxiety disorders, but also for somatic problems such as chronic pain. In addition to the controlled trials the group publishes experiments and qualitative studies. Moreover systematic reviews and meta-analyses are often conducted and published. Andersson has a large international and national network. Andersson is one of the most cited researchers at LiU.   

Related research 

The research can broadly be divided in three areas: The first area concerns tinnitus and hearing disorders. There is an ongoing collaboration (including funding) with researchers in Denmark (Oticon Research Center) and with the Linneaus Centre Head and LiU. This research mainly deals with rehabilitation and hearing screening via the Internet. Gerhard Andersson is active as part-time clinician at the hearing clinic in Linköping University Hospital. 

The second area is psychiatry with studies on depression, anxiety  and other psychiatric disorders. A longstanding collaboration exist with researchers at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm University, Vrjie University Amsterdam, University College London, Bergen University and several other researchers across the world. Our research group with Andersson as principal investigator take part in a EU-project (E-Compared).  Another project deals with work-related stress (Forte), and another treatment of older adults with anxiety and depression. 

The third area is less extensive and is about the psychology of religion and atheism. Several other areas within clinical psychology are also focused such as interpersonal violence. 

Selected publications

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Gerhard Andersson (2014)
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David Baguley, Gerhard Andersson, Don McFerran, Laurence McKenna (2013)



Vinicius Jobim Fischer, Maila Rossato Holz, Joël Billieux, Gerhard Andersson, Claus Vögele (2024) Web-Based Emotion Regulation Training for Sexual Health: Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Formative Research, Vol. 8, p. e50850-, Article e50850 Continue to DOI
Louise Werther, Elisabet Thorén, Jonas Brännström, Gerhard Andersson, Marie Öberg (2024) Hearing impaired persons' experiences with the online Swedish Individualized Active Communication Education (I-ACE) program: A feasibility study. Internet interventions, Vol. 36, p. 100734-, Article 100734 Continue to DOI
Ed Penington, Jennifer Wild, Emma Warnock-Parkes, Nick Grey, Hannah Murray, Alice Kerr, Richard Stott, Alexander Rozental, Gerhard Andersson, David M Clark, Apostolos Tsiachristas, Anke Ehlers (2024) Cost-effectiveness of therapist-assisted internet-delivered psychological therapies for PTSD differing in trauma focus in England: an economic evaluation based on the STOP-PTSD trial. The lancet. Psychiatry, Vol. 11, p. 339-347, Article S2215-0366(24)00055-5 Continue to DOI
Noemi Seewer, Andrej Skoko, Anton Käll, Gerhard Andersson, Maike Luhmann, Thomas Berger, Tobias Krieger (2024) Efficacy of an Internet-based self-help intervention with human guidance or automated messages to alleviate loneliness: a three-armed randomized controlled trial Scientific Reports, Vol. 14, Article 6569 Continue to DOI
Gustaf Reinebo, Linda G. Bjorverud, Thomas Parling, Gerhard Andersson, Markus Jansson-Frojmark, Tobias Lundgren (2024) Development and experiences of an internet-based acceptance and commitment training (I-ACT) intervention in ice hockey players: a qualitative feasibility study Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, Vol. 6, Article 1297631 Continue to DOI

Therapy online as good as face to face

Internet-delivered therapy is gaining ground – it has been proven helpful against arachnophobia, tinnitus and depression. At the forefront of this research field is Gerhard Andersson.

Gerhard Andersson in his office.

Researchers will help us keep our new year’s resolutions

Last year, Professor Gerhard Andersson’s new year’s resolution was to skateboard regularly. He is now launching a research study to investigate what can make us keep the promises we made for the new year.

Emil Björnsson.

LiU researchers’ publications make waves in academia

Four researchers at Linköping University (LiU) have been included on a list of the world’s most cited academics. The list has been put together by the company Clarivate. Every year, Clarivate uses this list to celebrate influential researchers.

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  • MSc in clinical psychology, Uppsala University 1991
  • Board licensed clinical psychologist 1993
  • PhD in Psychology,  Uppsala University 1995
  • Postdoc at the Department of Psychology, University College London, UK, 1996-1997
  • Postdoc at Uppsala University 1997-2001
  • PhD in Medicine Otorhinolaryngology, Uppsala University 2000
  • Senior lecturer in health psychology, Uppsala University 2001-2003
  • Psychologist at the psychiatry clinic, Uppsala Academic Hospital, Uppsala 2003.
  • Psychologist in the audiology clinic 1994-2003 at Uppsala Academic Hospital
  • Psychologist  in the audiology clinic 2004 and onwards at Linköping University Hospital
  • Psychotherapy degree (CBT) at Uppsala University,  and license as psychotherapist 2005
  • Professor in clinical psychology at Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, 2004-
  • Guest professor and affiliated professor in clinical psychology at the Psychiatry unit, Department of Clinical Neuroscience,  Karolinska Institutet 2007 and ongoing. 
  • BSc in theology Uppsala University 2010
  • Winner of the outstanding Swedish psychologist award 2014.  
  • Winner of the Nordic prize in medicine 2014.  

Collaboration, commissions and networks 

Editor-in-chief for the journal Internet Interventions and associate editor for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. 

Founding member of International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII), European Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ESRII) and the Swedish Society for Research on Internet Interventions (SWESRII). 

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