Instructors in Psychology

Ásgeir R. Helgason, Associate Professor
PhD in Clinical Health Psychology, Karolinska Institutet.
Associate Professor in Psychology at Karolinska Institutet.
Field of expertise: Clinical public health science, motivational interviewing and cognitive behaviour therapy.

Berglind Gísladóttir, Specialist
PhD in Mathematics Education from Columbia University in New York City.
MEd in Mathematics education from Reykjavík University.
BEd í Science education from the University of Iceland.
BA í Developmental therapy form the University of Iceland.
Specialty: mathematics education, achievement, social capital.

Berglind Sveinbjörnsdóttir, Adjunct
MS in Applied Behaviour Analysis from Northeastern University, Boston.
Certified Behaviour Analyst, BCBA.
Field of expertise: Behaviour analysis, autism, problem behaviour, skill acquisition.

Bryndís Björk Ásgeirsdóttir, Associate Professor
PhD in Psychology from Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London.
MA in Sociology and BA in Psychology from the University of Iceland.
Field of expertise: Developmental psychology and youth research. 

Brynja Björk Magnúsdóttir, Adjunct
PhD in Psychology from Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London.
Cand.psych. and BA in Psychology from University of Iceland .
Field of expertise: Neuropsychology. 

Gísli H. Guðjónsson, Research Professor
PhD og MSc in Clinical Psychology from University of Surrey, England.
BSc in Social Sciences from Brunel University, England.
Emeritus Professor of Forensic Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, King´s College, University of London.
Field of expertise: Clinical and forensic psychology. 

Haukur Freyr Gylfason, Adjunct
MSc in Health Economics from University of York, MA and BA in Psychology and BSc in Economics from
University of Iceland.
Field of expertise: Methodology and quality of life measurement.

Heiðdís Valdimarsdóttir, Professor
PhD in Psychology, State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Field of expertise: Health psychology, psychoimmunology and prevention. 

Inga Dóra Sigfúsdóttir, Professor
PhD in Sociology, Pennsylvania State University, 2004.
Research Professor at the Department of Health and Behaviour Studies, TC, Columbia University.
CEO of The Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis (ICSRA)
Field of expertise: Youth research, research on education and scientific work. 

Jack James, Professor
PhD in Psychology, University of Western Australia.
Field of expertise: Experimental behavioural medicine (cardiovascular reactivity to psychosocial stress), health psychology, and behavioural epidemiology. 

Jón Friðrik Sigurðsson, Professor
PhD in Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, King´s College, University of London.
MSc in Health Psychology, University of Stirling, Scotland.
BA in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Iceland.
Field of expertise: Judicial psychology.

Kamilla Rún Jóhannsdóttir, Assistant Professor
PhD in Cognitive Science, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
Field of expertise: Research on memory and attention in complex, dynamic environments. 

María K. Jónsdóttir, Associate Professor
PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology from University of Houston, Texas.
Specialist in Clinical Neuropsychology.
Clinical Neuropsychologist, Memory Clinic, National Hospital of Iceland (Landspítali).
Field of expertise: Neuropsychology.

Paul Salkovskis, Honorary Professor

PhD in Psychology from University of Reading
Programme Director for the Clinical Psychology Doctorate Programme at University of Bath

Rannveig Sigurvinsdóttir, Post-Doctoral Researcher

PhD Community Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago
BSc, University of Iceland
Research interests: violence, trauma, mental health, sexual orientation. 
MA Community Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago

Simon Dymond ,  Professor 

PhD in Behaviour Analysis, University College Cork, Ireland.
BA in Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Ireland.
Professor of Psychology and Behaviour Analysis at Reykjavik University and Swansea University.
Field of expertise: Behaviour analysis and learning; experimental psychopathology.

Susan Young, Honorary Professor
PhD in Psychology from Kings College London.
Visiting Professor at Buckinghamshire New University

Þorlákur Karlsson, Associate Professor

PhD in Psychology with a minor in statistics and methodology, West Virginia University.
Fields of expertise: Behaviour analysis, research methodology, and statistics. 

Part-time Lecturers

Ailsa Russell
PhD in Psychology, University of London.
MSc in Clinical Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry at the University of London.
Senior Lecturer/Clinical Director at University of Bath.
Field of expertise:  Autism and neurodevelopmental disorders. 

Anna Ingeborg Pétursdóttir
PhD in Psychology, Western Michigan University.
Associate Professor of Psychology, Texas Christian University.
Fields of expertise: Behaviour analysis.  

Anna Kristín Newton
MSc in Forensic Psychology from the University of Kent at Canterbury, England.
Additional studies in clinical psychology at the University of Iceland.
BA in Psychology from University of Iceland.
Field of expertise: Forensic psychology. 

Baldur Heiðar Sigurðsson
Cand.psych. og BA in psychology, University of Iceland.
Psychologist in Mental Health Services at National Hospital of Iceland (Landspítali).
Field of expertise: Cognitive behavioural therapy, and schizophrenia. 

Berglind Brynjólfsdóttir
Cand.psych. in Clinical Child Psychology from Aarhus University.
BA in Psychology from University of Iceland.
Field of expertise: Clinical child psychology and cognitive behaviour therapy.  

Brynjar Halldórsson
Cand.psych, University of Iceland.
PhD in Psychology, University of Bath, UK.
Cognitive behavioural accreditation, BABCP.
Clinical Postdoctoral Research Fellow and clinical psychologist at the Anxiety and Depression in Young People Research Unit (AnDY), University of Reading, UK.
Field of expertise: Cognitive behavioural therapy and anxiety disorders.

Cathy Randle-Phillips
PhD in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), University of Plymouth.
Lecturer and Clinical Tutor at University of Bath.
Field of expertise: Clinical psychology and adults with intellectual disabilities.  

Dóra Guðrún Guðmundsdóttir
Cand.psych./MSc. in Clinical and Organisational Psychology from Aarhus University.
BA in Psychology from University of Iceland.
Head of division, Determinants of Health and Well-being at the Directorate of Health.
Field of expertise: Positive psychology, well-being, happiness and health promotion. 

Einar Trausti Einarsson
Cand.psych. from University of Iceland.
BSc in psychology from Reykjavík University.
Head of Psychology at Reykjanesbær  

Einar Þór Ingvarsson
PhD in Behavioral Psychology from the University of Kansas.
MS in Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas.
Certified Behaviour Analyst, BCBA-D.
Research Scientist in the Department of Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas.
Program Director of Autism Services at the Child Study Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
Field of expertise: Applied Behaviour Analysis. 

Gudmundur Skarphedinsson
PhD, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway.
MSc in Strategic Management, School of Business, University of Iceland.
Cand.pysch. Faculty of Psychology, University of Iceland.
BA psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Iceland.
Psychologist and researcher Center for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Eastern and Southern Norway, Oslo, Norway.
Field of expertise: Clinical child psychology. 

Kristján Guðmundsson
PhD in Philosophy of Science, University of Western Ontario, Canada.
MA in Philosophy, University of Western Ontario, Canada and MA in Psychology, University of Iceland.
Field of Expertise: Clinical psychology, philosophy of science, philosophical counselling, Skinner, behaviourism.

Linda Bára Lýðsdóttir
MSc in Clinical Psychology, University of Amsterdam. 
BA in Psychology, University of Iceland. 
Psychologist at Women's Services, National Hospital of Iceland (Landspítali). 
Field of expertise: Mental health among Icelandic women during pregnancy and after childbirth.

Magnús Blöndahl Sighvatsson
MA and BA in Psychology, University of Iceland.
Psychologist in Mental Health Services at National Hospital of Iceland (Landspítali).
Field of Expertise: Clinical psychology, psychological assessment, and cognitive behavioural therapy.  

Pétur Tyrfingsson
Cand.psych and BA in psychology, University of Iceland.
Psychologist in Mental Health Services at National Hospital of Iceland (Landspítali).
Field of Expertise: Clinical psychology and cognitive behavioural therapy.  

Sigurður Viðar
Cand.psych, University of Iceland. 
BA in psychology, University of Akureyri.
Psychologist at The Icelandic Center for Treatment of Anxiety Disorders (Kvíðameðferðarstöðin). 
Field of Expertise: Clinical psychology and cognitive behavioural therapy.

Sigurrós Jóhannsdóttir
Cand.psych. and BA in Psychology from University of Iceland.
Psychologist in the State Diagnostic and Counselling Centre.
Fields of expertise: Child and adolescent development and autism. 

Sævar Már Gústavsson
MSc in clinical psychology from Reykjavík University. 
BSc in psychology from Reykjavík University 
Fields of expertise: clinical psychology, psychological assessment and cognitive behavioral therapy



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