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Nóra Kerekes


Professor i medicinsk vetenskap (Psykiatri); Doktor i neurovetenskap

Staff member at Section for health promotion and care sciences.

Conducts research in medical and health sciences, other medical and health sciences.


A holistic perspective where the unique individual is at the center in a dynamic and constantly changing world of mutual learning summarizes my view of humanity, educational approach, and research interest. The three pillars that support this perspective are a holistic perspective, the central role of the individual, and dynamic change and development. I am the founder of the research platform "Center for Holistic Psychiatry Research (CHoPy)" Several clinical and epidemiological studies are conducted at the center on regional, national, and international levels. Learn more about my research area from a 2018 news article about my promotion to professor: She wants to alleviate people's suffering.


"Mental and Somatic Health without borders” (MeSHe) www.meshe.seThe project was started in 2013 and developed in collaboration with several international researchers and doctoral students. It includes two sub-projects: "MeSHe epidemiology" and "MeSHe clinical". Both sub-projects have a common foundation with a focus on studying culture-specific indicators of mental health. The goal is to provide everyone with equal care without discriminating against individuals who have immigrated, whose parents have immigrated, or those who deviate from a cis-normative societal and medical care. The study has been approved by the Swedish Ethical Review Authority and there are several publications associated with the project.


"Pain and Inflammation in Psychiatric Conditions" (PIPCo)

PIPCo is an international and interdisciplinary research project in which the University of Bordeaux in France, the University Jaume I in Castellón in Spain, BUP at NU Hospital in Uddevalla, Skaraborg Hospital in Skövde, and Sahlgrenska Hospital in Gothenburg collaborate. The project includes both preclinical and clinical studies. The preclinical part focuses on the neurobiological processes of nociception in pharmacological models of ADHD in mice and cell biological mechanisms that demonstrate the connection between neuroinflammation and insulin receptors in the brain and their role in psychiatric diagnoses. The main clinical research questions are: What is the relationship between inflammation, altered pain perception, ADHD, and quality of life in children and adolescents? The project has a registered doctoral student at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. It has been approved by the Swedish Ethical Review Authority and there are several publications associated with the project that can be found at


"Yoga to Care"

Yoga to Care is a research platform that was established in 2018. The purpose of the platform is to investigate the effects of yoga on various clinical populations. The platform brings together academics and professionals from different countries, and there are several ongoing and completed clinical projects that focus on collecting evidence about the effects of yoga in different healthcare settings. All studies associated with the platform have been approved by the Ethical Review Board. There are several publications associated with the project that can be found at


I have over 30 years of experience as a university teacher in an extensive international context, and over 20 years of experience as a university lecturer and supervisor of C-, D-essays, and doctoral dissertations. The subjects I have taught are mainly biological and medical subjects such as neurobiology, cell biology, physiology, histology, adult and child psychiatry, as well as scientific theory and methodology. In 2018, I founded and lead an independent advanced-level course on "Acupuncture in the care of people with mental health and psychiatric conditions".


Health science, integrated care, complementary medicine, mental health/illness, social psychiatry, substance use, yoga, trauma-adjusted yoga (TAY), transdiagnostic psychiatry.


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Referee-reviewed articles linked to the above projects:

For further publications, see the DiVa database.