Our postdoctoral researchers and research assistants work with the Lead Researchers to carry out each aspect of the research program.
Stockholm University (Stockholm, Sweden)
I have a Bachelor of Psychology with honors from the Australian National University. My current research explores the benefits of an olfactory training program on cognition. My previous research focused on obesity, body dissatisfaction, adolescent health and well-being. In my spare time, I enjoy photography, running, and yoga.
My general research interests are olfaction, memory, memory training, and health. I'm currently involved in research investigating the potential cognitive benefits of an odor training program. Besides working as a research assistant, I am currently a master's student in psychology. After my master's studies, I would like to proceed with PhD studies.
I am a PhD student with a master's degree in psychology from the University of Bonn in Germany. My research interests are olfaction, aging, memory training, neuropsychology, and clinical psychology. In my thesis I focus on the development of an odor training program to improve olfaction and cognition in young and older adults. I am also involved in the longitudinal BETULA project where I investigate olfaction's role in aging and dementia.
I am a master's student at Stockholm University. I'm interested in the mind and embodiement. Some of my previous research involves metaphors of movement, stress, and transsexuality. In my spare time I enjoy running.
Stina Cornell Kärnekull
Department of Psychology
I have a Master of Psychology from Stockholm University and am half-way through the PhD program. I am currently a research assistant for a project investigating sighted and blind people's perceptual and cognitive abilities in olfaction and audition. My research interests are olfaction, memory, forgetting, and contextual effects on memory. In my spare time I enjoy kayaking, reading, and looking at art.
I am an Atlantis Program graduate (MA from University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland; BA from Marshall University, USA and University of Debrecen, Hungary). I am interested EEG brain activity and the timing aspects of how our brains process smells. My other research areas concern individual differences in EEG and working memory.
I am a PhD student with a master's degree in psychology from Stockholm University. My current research investigates both flexible and adaptive components of disgust in aging. In my research I use odors to investigate different aspects of disgust. In this research I use both central measures of brain activity (EEG), subjective ratings, and questionnaires. In my previous research I have investigated how attention and cognitive load affects processing of emotional stimuli using EEG and behavioral measures.
Umeå University (Umeå, Sweden)
My main research interests are asthma and allergy and comorbid environmental intolerances such as multiple chemical sensitivity and non-specific building-related illness. I am interested in studying psychological wellbeing related to general health. My other research areas concern human exposure to non-toxic chemicals and experiences and stress reactions in sensitive individuals, as well as the long-term effect of air pollution on dementia. In my spare time I enjoy traveling and experiencing new places.
University of Bergen (Bergen, Norway)
Department of Biological and Medical Psychology
My main research interest is olfaction as a neuropsychological instrument in clinical settings such as in neurological populations including patients with traumatic brain injury, stroke, and mild cognitive impairment as well as olfactory changes in normal aging. In addition to my position at the University of Bergen, I conduct research at Haukeland University Hospital's Department for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. My research is funded by the Western Norwegian Health Authorities and the Kavil Centre for Aging and Dementia Research. In spare time I enjoy playing Tennis and walking in the mountains around Bergen.