Torbjörn Åkerstedt#

Torbjörn Åkerstedt
Email:torbjorn.akerstedt 'at'
Membership Number:2436
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWEDEN

Present and Previous Positions
  • Professor and director of Stress Research Institute, Stockholm
  • 2000 Deputy director, Institute of Psychosocial Medicine
  • 1997 Adj. Professor of Behavioral Physiology. Karolinska lnstitute
  • 1988 Professor (Psychosocial factors &_health), Nat. inst Psychosoc Fact Health
  • 1981-1993 Deputy head, Department or Stress Res, Karolinska
  • 1981-1988 Associate Professor at National Institute for Psychosocial Factors and Health
  • 1981-1988 Associate Professor of Psychophystology, Dept Stress Res, Karolinska Institute
  • 1977-1981 Researcher at Dept Stress Research. Karolinska Institute
  • 1973-1977 Research assistant Dept Stress Research, Karolinska Institute
  • 1970-1973 Instructor in Psychology, Univ Stockholm

Fields of Scholarship
  • stress, sleep and recovery
  • sleep regulation
  • stress and sleep
  • sleep quality
  • hours of work and health
  • sleepiness and security
  • nature of drowsiness

Honours and Awards
  • Member of Academia Europaea (2007)
  • Recipient of the University of Pisa International Sleep Research Award (2003)
  • Sleep Research Society
  • European Sleep Research Society
  • Swedish Psychologists Union
  • Swedish Medical Society
  • Deputy Editor of journal of Sleep Research and Associate Editor of Biological Psychology and Sleep Medicine Reviews.

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