I am a senior lecturer in experimental social medicine and public health. My focus is on the estimation of effects of interventions and its methodological challenges.

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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