My research is centred on digital lifestyle interventions, for instance mobile phone-based interventions that aim to help individuals reduce their alcohol consumption. I primarily aim to investigate the effects of lifestyle interventions through quantitative means: the total effect on a population, the effect on specific individuals, identification of subgroups for whom the interventions have the greatest/least effect, and how interventions effect different mediating psychosocial factors.
Bayesian statistics offer an alternative to the point estimating and dichotomising tradition that is prevalent today. I actively seek to spread knowledge about this alternative through publications and seminars, and through the use of Bayesian statistics in my own research.
I teach at both the medical and technical faculties at Linköping University. At the medical faculty I am examiner and course leader for e-health related courses to master students, and epidemiology for PhD students. At the technical faculty I am examiner and course leader for the IT-engineers' project course, and I am also part of the planning committee for the IT-engineers.
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