Carl Delfin

PhD Candidate and Behavioral Scientist

Carl works as a Behavioral Scientist, primarily in the domain of violence prevention and risk assessment. Since 2016, Carl is a registered PhD student in neuroscience at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg.

Carl has been employed at the Regional Forensic Psychiatric Clinic in Växjö since 2010. During his first years Carl worked as regular ward staff, primarily with high-risk patients with severe personality disorders. Since 2014 he has been employed as a social scientist, with violence prevention and risk assessment as his primary responsibilities. Carl is also a frequent lecturer for police officers and the Swedish Police Academy, the Swedish Prison and Probation Service, as well as students and staff within psychiatric care.

Since 2016, Carl is a registered PhD student in neuroscience and part of the multidisciplinary Centre for Ethics, Law, and Mental Health (CELAM) at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. His research is focused on the brain’s role in impulsive and externalizing behaviors, both in forensic psychiatric patients, prisoners, and the general population. In his research, he uses, for instance, electroencephalography and functional magentic resonance imaging to study the brain’s activity. Carl is also a proponent of open science, statistical programming, and methodological development.

Publications

2020
Delfin, C., Andiné, P., Wallinius, M., & Björnsdotter, M. Structural brain correlates of the externalizing spectrum in young adults. Submitted manuscript.

Delfin, C., Ruzich, E., Wallinius, M., Björnsdotter, M., & Andiné, P. Trait dishinibition and NoGo event-related potentials in violent mentally disorded offenders and healthy controls. Submitted manuscript.

Delfin, C., Reckless, G. E., Bolstad, I., Groote, I., Andreassen, O. A., & Jensen, J. (2020). Exploring the effects of an acute dose of antipsychotic medication on motivation-mediated BOLD activity using fMRI and a perceptual decision-making task. Neuroscience, 440, 146-159.

2019
Delfin, C., Krona, H., Andiné, P., Ryding, E., Wallinius, M., & Hofvander, B. (2019). Prediction of recidivism in a long-term follow-up of forensic psychiatric patients: Incremental effects of neuroimaging data. PLoS ONE, 14(5), 1–21.

2018
Delfin, C., Andiné, P., Hofvander, B., Billstedt, E., & Wallinius, M. (2018). Examining associations between psychopathic traits and executive functions in incarcerated violent offenders. Frontiers in psychiatry, 9.

2016
Wallinius, M., Delfin, C., Billstedt, E., Nilsson, T., Anckarsäter, H., & Hofvander, B. (2016). Offenders in emerging adulthood: School maladjustment, childhood adversities, and prediction of aggressive antisocial behaviors. Law and human behavior, 40(5), 551.

Peer-reviewed Conference Abstracts

2019
Delfin, C., Ruzich, E., Wallinius, M., Björnsdotter, M., Andiné, P. Neural biomarkers for inhibitory control and disinhibitory personality traits in violent forensic psychiatric patients: A Go/NoGo ERP study. Oral presentation at the 13th Nordic Symposium on Forensic Psychiatry, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2019.

Delfin, C., Gustafsson, C., Huld, L., Hermansson, M., Wallinius, M., Andiné, P., Björnsdotter, M. Structural and functional brain correlates of disinhibition in young heavy alcohol users. Poster presentation at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Rome, Italy, 2019.

2017
Delfin, C.,
Andiné, P., Björnsdotter, M., & Wallinius, M. Neural biomarkers for inhibitory control failure in externalizing behaviors and disorders. Oral presentation at the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference, Split, Croatia, 2017.

2016
Delfin, C., Hedvig, K., Hofvander, B., Wallinius, M., & Andiné, P. A 99mTc-HMPAO SPECT study of psychopathic traits in forensic psychiatric patients. Oral presentation at the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference, New York City, USA, 2016.

2015
Delfin, C., Hofvander, B., Billstedt, E., Wallinius, M. Executive functioning in relation to psychopathic traits and AD/HD in young violent offenders. Oral presentation at the 31st Nordic Congress of Psychiatry, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015.

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