Lina Wirehag Nordh

Senior Lecturer

Department of
Visiting address
Haraldsgatan 1
41314 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 500
40530 Göteborg

About Lina Wirehag Nordh


I am a licensed psychologist since 2010 and have my clinical experience from child and adolescent psychiatric outpatient care. I started my doctoral studies at the Department of Psychology in 2014 and have completed parts of it part-time in parallel with clinical work. I defended my thesis in May 2023. The thesis focused on children of patients in contact with adult psychiatry and on parents of children in contact with child and adolescent psychiatry. I am still on leave from my position within BUP.


I teach at the psychologist program and on courses for clinically active in the subject of parents' mental health problems and impact on their children's mental health and development. I also teach in other subjects related to developmental psychopathology, developmental psychology and personality.

Research interests

In my research, I focus on children, adolescents and families and methods for preventing and treating mental helath problems. I am also interested in attachment-based assessment and treatment methods. I am part of the research group CPPI - Clinical Psychology, Prevention and Intervention from a lifespan perspective.

Current research

My dissertation has focused on family members of patients in psychiatry and has investigated mental health problems, risk factors for mental mental health problems and support for these two groups of family members. I have worked in two clinical research projects, one funded by the National Board of Health and Welfare, with the aim of evaluating existing preventive interventions for children of parents with depression, dysthymia, anxiety and/or bipolar disorder who have contact with adult psychiatry. I have also worked on a project within child and adolescent psychiatry with the aim of investigating mental health problems in parents of children referred to this clinical setting.