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Stefan Winblad

Senior Lecturer

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

About Stefan Winblad


Stefan Winblad is a Licensed Psychologist since 1995. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Gothenburg in 2006, the title of the thesis was: ‘Myotonic dystrophy type 1. Cognition, personality and emotion’. He is a lecturer in biological psychology and neuropsychology at the University of Gothenburg since 2010.


Teaching involves primarily biological psychology, especially clinical neuropsychology at both primary and advanced level.

Research interests

Stefan Winblad's primary research interests are in the area of clinical neuropsychology, especially: (1) neuromuscular disorders; (2) multipel sclerosis (3) depression and anxiety disorders, (4) emotions, (5) executive functions and attention.

Current research

Stefan Winblad collaborates with research groups in several projects on neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, primarily at the Sahlgrenska University hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden, but also in Italy, France, USA and Canada.

Selected publications

Skoog, B., Runmarker, B., Winblad, S., Ekholm, S., Andersen, O. (2012). A representative cohort of patients with non-progressive multiple sclerosis at the age of normal life expectancy. Brain 135 (3), 900-11.

Winblad, S., Ekström AB., Meola, G. (2010). Myotonic dystrophy. In Nass, RD., Frank, Y. Cognitive and behavioral abnormalities of pediatric diseases. New York: Oxford University Press.

Winblad, S., Jensen, C., Månsson, J.E., Samuelsson, L., Lindberg, C. (2010). Depression in Myotonic Dystrophy type 1: clinical and neuronal correlates. Behav Brain Funct 19;6:25.

Winblad S, Lindberg C, Hansen S. (2006). Cognitive deficits and CTG repeat expansion size in classical myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1). Behav Brain Funct 15;2:16.

Winblad, S., Hellström, P., Lindberg, C., Hansen, S. (2006). Facial emotion recognition in myotonic dystrophy type 1 correlates with CTG repeat expansion. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 77 (2), 219-23.

Winblad, S., Lindberg, C., Hansen, S. (2005). Temperament and character in patients with classical myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM-1). Neuromuscul Disord 15 (4): 287-92.