Short CV/Education and training

Academic degrees:

  • 1997
    Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Uppsala University

  • 2003
    Ph.D. in Psychology, Uppsala University

  • 2008
    Associate professor (docent), Uppsala University

Previous academic positions:

  • 1996 – 1997
    Research Assistant for Professor Gunilla Bohlin, Department of Psychology, Uppsala University (during undergraduate studies)

  • 1997 – 2003
    Doctorate student, Department of Psychology, Uppsala University

  • 1997 – 2004
    Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Uppsala University

  • 2003 – 2004
    Researcher, Department of Psychology, Uppsala University

  • 2004 – 2005
    Post doctoral fellow (advisor Torkel Klingberg), Department of Women and Child Health, Karolinska Institutet

  • 2005 – 2008
    Assistant professor (forskarassistent), Department of Psychology, Uppsala University

Current academic position:

    Associate professor, Division of Psychology, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Selected publications

  • Berlin, L. & Bohlin, G., & Rydell, A-M. (2003). Relations between inhibition, executive functioning, and ADHD-symptoms: A longitudinal study from age 5 to 8½. Child Neuropsychology, 9, 255-266 (Citations: 75)

  • Berlin, L. & Bohlin, G., Nyberg, L., & Janols, L-O. (2004). How well can measures of executive functioning discriminate between ADHD children and controls? Child Neuropsychology, 10, 1-13. (Citations: 102)

  • Thorell, L. B. & Wåhlstedt, C. (2006). Executive Functioning Deficits in Relation to Symptoms of ADHD and/or ODD in Preschool Children. Infant and Child Development, 15, 503-518 (Citations: 80)

  • Thorell, L.B. (2007). Do delay aversion and executive function deficits make distinct contributions to the functional impact of ADHD symptoms: A study of early academic skill deficits. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 48, 1061-1070 (Citations: 93)

  • Thorell, L.B. & Nyberg, L. (2008) The Childhood Executive Functioning Inventory (CHEXI): A new rating instrument for parents and teachers. Developmental Neuropsychology, 33, 536-552. (Citations: 14)

  • Thorell, L.B., Lindqvist, S., Bergman Nutley, S., Bohlin, G., & Klingberg, T. (2009). Training and transfer effects in executive functioning in preschool children. Developmental Science, 12, 106-113 (Citations: 288)

  • Wåhlstedt, C., Thorell, L.B., & Bohlin, G. (2009). Heterogeneity in ADHD: Neuropsychological Pathways, Comorbidity and Symptom Domains. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 37, 551-564. (Citations: 63)

  • Bohlin, G., Eninger, L., Brocki, KC, Thorell, LB (2012). Disorganized attachment and inhibitory capacity: Predicting general externalizing problem behaviors and specific psychopathological symptoms, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 40:449-458 (Citations: 5)

  • Sjöwall, D., Roth, L., Lindqvist, S., & Thorell, L.B. (2013). Multiple Deficits in ADHD: Executive Dysfunction, Delay Aversion, Reaction Time Variability and Emotional Deficits, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 54, 619-627 (Citations: 10)

  • Sjöwall, D., & Thorell, L.B. (2014). Functional impairments in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: The mediating role of neuropsychological functioning, Developmental Neuropsychology, 39, 187-204

Selected projects

Research grants (only external grants as main applicant are included):

  • Title: Executive functioning in preschool children: Relations to hyperactivity and inattention and effects of cognitive training

    Funding agency: The Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (FAS)

    Duration: 2005 – 2008

  • Title: Executive functions in preschool children

    Funding agency: The Vårdal Foundation (Vårdalstiftelsen)

    Duration: 2005 – 2011

  • Title: An evaluation of Community Parent Education Program (COPE) for parents of teenagers

    Funding agency: The Jerring Foundation (Jerringfonden)

    Duration: 2009 – 2010

  • Title: Psychostimulant medication for ADHD: The children's own perceptions

    Funding agency: The Mayflower Charity Foundation for Children (Majblommans Riksförbund)

    Duration: 2006 – 2007

  • Title: Hyperactivity and inattention in children: A developmental psychopathology perspective

    Funding agency: The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet)

    Duration: 2009 – 2011

  • Title: Neuropsychological deficits in relation to functional impairments in ADHD

    Funding agency: The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet)

    Duration: 2012 – 2014

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Member of International Networks:

  • Elected member of EUNETHYDIS, European Network of Hyperkinetic Disorder

Journal peer review assignments:

  • Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Child Neuropsychology, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, Developmental Neuropsychology, Developmental Science, Infant and Child Development, Journal of Attention Disorders, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Neuropsychologia, Neuropsychology, Child Development, European Journal of Developmental Psychology

Grant application reviews:

  • Member of the Committee for Educational Sciences within the Swedish Research Council. Have provided grant application reviews for the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences (Riksbankens Jubileumsfond), and the Marsden Fund Council, New Zealand.


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