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

The internet and CBT: a clinical guide

Authors: Gerhard Andersson

Publ 2014
Type Book
To publication

Tinnitus: a multidisciplinary approach

Authors: David Baguley, Gerhard Andersson, Don McFerran, Laurence McKenna

Publ 2013
Type Book
To publication



Eirini Karyotaki, Lise Kemmeren, Heleen Riper, Jos Twisk, Adriaan Hoogendoorn, Annet Kleiboer, Adriana Mira, Andrew Mackinnon, Bjoern Meyer, Cristina Botella, Elizabeth Littlewood, Gerhard Andersson, Helen Christensen, Jan P. Klein, Johanna Schroeder, Juana Breton-Lopez, Justine Scheider, Kathy Griffiths, Louise Farrer, Marcus J. H. Huibers, Rachel Phillips, Simon Gilbody, Steffen Moritz, Thomas Berger, Victor Pop, Viola Spek, Pim Cuijpers

Is self-guided internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) harmful? An individual participant data meta-analysis

In Psychological Medicine

Article, review/survey

Eldre W. Beukes, Vinaya Manchaiah, David M. Baguley, Peter M. Allen, Gerhard Andersson

Process evaluation of Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy for adults with tinnitus in the context of a randomised control trial

In International Journal of Audiology

Article in journal

Kristoffer Magnusson, Gerhard Andersson, Per Carlbring

The Consequences of Ignoring Therapist Effects in Trials With Longitudinal Data: A Simulation Study

In Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

Article in journal

Anders Nilsson, Kristoffer Magnusson, Per Carlbring, Gerhard Andersson, Clara Hellner Gumpert

The Development of an Internet-Based Treatment for Problem Gamblers and Concerned Significant Others: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

In Journal of Gambling Studies

Article in journal

Gerhard Andersson, Alexander Rozental, Roz Shafran, Per Carlbring

Long-term effects of internet-supported cognitive behaviour therapy

In Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics

Article, review/survey

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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 affilated 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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