Rikard K. Wicksell

Rikard K. Wicksell

Rikard K Wicksell, PhD, associate professor in Psychology is Head of Research group Behavior Medicine at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Division of Psychology, Karolinska Institutet, and also Head of R&D at the Pain Clinic, Capio St Göran Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.

During the past 20 years his research has focused on the development of behavioral interventions for adult and pediatric patients with chronic pain. Studies include analyses of outcome and change processes in behavioral interventions, the role and function of biological processes in pain and behavioral treatment, measurement development, parental and family factors in pediatric chronic pain, and neuropsychiatric comorbidity.  

During the past decade, an increasingly important area of research has been the development and implementation of digital behavioral interventions to increase resilience and improve functioning in individuals living with chronic pain.