Therése Julia Iréne Skoog


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

About Therése Julia Iréne Skoog

Therése Skoog is a Professor of Psychology and has been working at the Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg since 2016. She is a member of the Faculty Board of the Faculty of Social Sciences from 2021. From 2002 to 2017, Professor Skoog worked at Örebro University. From 2015 to 2018, she worked part time as an Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. From 2018 to 2019, she was a guest researcher at the School of Health Sciences, Jönköping University.

Professor Skoog's research is mainly about young people's development and adaptation. She also conducts research on prevention and promotion interventions. Professor Skoog is a member of the research groups GRID (Gothenburg Research In Developmental Psychology), IIF (Intervention and Implementation Research Group) and LoRDIA (Longitudinal Research on Adolescence). She is the project leader for the longitudinal research project PRISE on sexual harassment among schoolchildren. She currently supervises six doctoral students enrolled at the Universities of Gothenburg and Örebro.

Professor Skoog is a Section Editor for the Scandinavian Journal of Psychology and is a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Youth and Adolescence.

Professor Skoog is a Distingushed University Teacher since 2014. She was given the best female teacher award by the student council at Örebro University the same year. She teaches mainly at the advanced and postgraduate levels in developmental psychology and research ethics. She is also the Faculty of Social Sciences' representative in PIL's unit council (Unit for Pedagogical Development and Interactive Learning at the University of Gothenburg). In 2021 and 2022, she is the project manager for a pedagogical development project "Sustainable and accessible learning environments" at the Faculty of Social Sciences.

In addition to her engagement in research and teaching, Professor Skoog continuously collaborates with society through various research collaborations, consulting assignments, and lectures. She is a member of the Scientific Council of the Swedish National Board of Institutional Care. In 2021, she participated in an academic expert council with the Children's Ombudsman. Since 2018, Professor Skoog has had an ongoing collaborative project with the Västra Götaland region to promote children's mental health. Skoog was an expert at SBU (The Swedish Agency for Medical and Social Evaluation) in 2018-2020 in a project concerning interventions for delinquent youth.