Märta Wallinius

Associate Professor in Forensic Psychiatry and Registered Psychologist

Märta is reg. psychologist and head of the research department at the Regional Forensic Psychiatric Clinic in Växjö. Märta is associate professor in Forensic Psychiatry at the Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund, Lund university.

Besides her work at the Regional Forensic Psychiatric Clinic in Växjö, Märta is also board member of the Centre for Ethics, Law and Mental Health (CELAM) at Gothenburg university, and president for the network for User involvement in involuntary psychiatric care (DIPS). Märta is affiliated as review editor for Frontiers in Psychiatry: Forensic Psychiatry.

Märta has vast clinical experience from work as clinical psychologist within forensic units and has combined clinical work with method development and research for persons with severe and persistent aggressive antisocial behaviors in combination with severe mental health comorbidity and social dysfunction.

Märta's research concerns risk and desistance factors for persistent aggressive antisocial behaviors, evidence-based practice in forensic settings, forensic neuroscience, and development and evaluation of assessment and treatment methods in forensic and psychiatric settings. Märta is PI for a national research program, FORevidence (https://celam.gu.se/forevidence), focused on development of evidence-based practice in forensic psychiatry. Märta is also PI for five, larger research projects on forensic populations; MENT-FOR (Mental health care needs in forensic psychiatric patients), FORM (Evaluation of structured violence risk management in forensic psychiatry), FOR-VR (Psychological assessment and treatment using Virtual Reality in forensic psychiatry), Diagnostic stability in forensic psychiatric patients, and Neurofysiological correlates to disinhibition and externalizing behaviors in forensic psychiatric patients. Märta is also involved as researcher in other studies, e.g., the DAABS (Development of Aggressive Antisocial Behavior Study), FOR-WOMEN (Women in forensic psychiatric care), USEFOR (User involvement in forensic psychiatric care), and FOR-SATA (Treatment and assessment of substance abuse and related co-morbidity in forensic psychiatry).

Publications

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), e0217127. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0217127

González Moraga, F. R., Garcia, D., Billstedt, E., & Wallinius, M. (2019). Facets of Psychopathy, Intelligence and Aggressive Antisocial Behaviors in Young Violent Offenders. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 984. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00984

Wallinius, M., Nordholm, J., Wagnström, F., & Billstedt, E. (2019). Cognitive functioning and aggressive antisocial behaviors in young violent offenders. Psychiatry research, 272, 572-580. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2018.12.140

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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00310

Sjödin, A. K., Wallinius, M., Billstedt, E., Hofvander, B., & Nilsson, T. (2018). Evidence for two levels of intimate partner violence and aggression among incarcerated young male violent offenders. International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology, 62(10), 3097-3116.

Widinghoff, C., Berge, J., Wallinius, M., Billstedt, E., Hofvander, B., & Håkansson, A. (2018). Gambling disorder in male violent offenders in the prison system: psychiatric and substance-related comorbidity. Journal of gambling studies, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10899-018-9785-8

2017
Billstedt, E., Anckarsäter, H., Wallinius, M., & Hofvander, B. (2017). Neurodevelopmental disorders in young violent offenders: Overlap and background characteristics. Psychiatry research, 252, 234-241.

Hofvander, B., Anckarsäter, H., Wallinius, M., & Billstedt, E. (2017). Mental health among young adults in prison: the importance of childhood-onset conduct disorder. British Journal of Psychiatry Open, 3(2), 78-84. https://doi.org/10.1192/bjpo.bp.116.003889

Krona, H., Nyman, M., Andreasson, H., Vicencio, N., Anckarsäter, H., Wallinius, M., ... & Hofvander, B. (2017). Mentally disordered offenders in Sweden: differentiating recidivists from non-recidivists in a 10-year follow-up study. Nordic journal of psychiatry, 71(2), 102-109.

Laporte, N., Ozolins, A., Westling, S., Westrin, Å., Billstedt, E., Hofvander, B., & Wallinius, M. (2017). Deliberate self-harm behavior among young violent offenders. PLoS one, 12(8), e0182258. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0182258

Sjödin, A. K., Wallinius, M., Billstedt, E., Hofvander, B., & Nilsson, T. (2017). Dating violence compared to other types of violence: similar offenders but different victims. The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context.

2016
Helles, A., Wallinius, M., Gillberg, I. C., Gillberg, C., & Billstedt, E. (2016). Asperger syndrome in childhood–personality dimensions in adult life: temperament, character and outcome trajectories. British Journal of Psychiatry Open, 2(3), 210-216. https://doi.org/10.1192/bjpo.bp.116.002741

Nilsson, T., Falk, Ö., Billstedt, E., Kerekes, N., Anckarsäter, H., Wallinius, M., & Hofvander, B. (2016). Aggressive antisocial behaviors are related to character maturity in young Swedish violent offenders independent of ADHD. Frontiers in psychiatry, 7. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2016.00185

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.

2014
Falk, Ö., Wallinius, M., Lundström, S., Frisell, T., Anckarsäter, H., & Kerekes, N. (2014). The 1% of the population accountable for 63% of all violent crime convictions. Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology, 49(4), 559-571. https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs00127-013-0783-y.pdf

Johnsson, M., Andersson, B., Wallinius, M., Hofvander, B., Ståhlberg, O., Anckarsäter, H., ... & Radovic, S. (2014). Blame attribution and guilt feelings in violent offenders. The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 25(2), 212-223.

2012
Wallinius, M., Nilsson, T., Hofvander, B., Anckarsäter, H., & Stålenheim, G. (2012). Facets of psychopathy among mentally disordered offenders: Clinical comorbidity patterns and prediction of violent and criminal behavior. Psychiatry research, 198(2), 279-284.

Wallinius, M. (2012). Aggressive antisocial behavior – clinical, cognitive, and behavioral covariates of its persistence. PhD thesis, Lund university, Lund, Sweden. Tillgänglig via https://portal.research.lu.se/ws/files/3875688/3173579.pdf

2011
Nilsson, T., Wallinius, M., Gustavson, C., Anckarsäter, H., & Kerekes, N. (2011). Violent recidivism: a long-time follow-up study of mentally disordered offenders. PloS one, 6(10), e25768. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0025768

Wallinius, M., Johansson, P., Larden, M., & Dernevik, M. (2011). Self-serving cognitive distortions and antisocial behavior among adults and adolescents. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 38(3), 286-301.

Debate Articles

2019
Söderberg, A., Wallinius, M., Laporte, N., & Lorfalk, G. (2019). När ska psykiatripersonalen beslagta mobiltelefonen? Dagens Medicin. https://www.dagensmedicin.se/artiklar/2019/05/16/nar-ska-psykiatripersonalen-beslagta-mobiltelefonen/

Söderberg, A., Wallinius, M., Laporte, N., Johansson, L., & Lorfalk, G. (2019). Vi vill fortsätta problematisera smartphones i tvångsvård. Dagens Medicin. https://www.dagensmedicin.se/artiklar/2019/06/20/vi-vill-fortsatta-problematisera-smartphones-i-tvangsvard/

2016
Falk, Ö., Malm, M., Wallinius, M., Hofvander, B., Anckarsäter, H., Radovic, S., & Nilsson, T. (2016). Så kan den allvarliga våldsbrottsligheten minskas. DN Debatt, Dagens Nyheter. https://www.dn.se/debatt/sa-kan-den-allvarliga-valdsbrottsligheten-minskas/

2015
Lindqvist Bagge, A. S., Hildebrand Karlén, M., & Wallinius, M. (2015). Psykisk ohälsa och våldsbrott-inget okomplicerat samband. Läkartidningen, 112. https://www.lakartidningen.se/Opinion/Debatt/2015/05/Psykisk-ohalsa-och-valdsbrott--inget-okomplicerat-samband/

Söderberg, A., & Wallinius, M. (2015). Lätt att felbedöma risken för suicid. Dagens Medicin. https://www.dagensmedicin.se/artiklar/2015/03/12/latt-att-felbedoma-risken-for-suicid/

Peer-reviewed Conference Abstract

2019
Berlin J, Nilsson T, Wallinius M. Aggression in forensic settings: Enhancing its management through patient participation, Congress paper at the 13th Nordic Symposium on Forensic Psychiatry, August 20-22 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden

Delfin C, Ruzchik E, Wallinius M, Björnsdotter Åberg M, Andiné P. Neural biomarkers for inhibitory control and disinhibitory personality traits in violent psychiatric patients: A Go/NoGo ERP study, Congress paper at the 13th Nordic Symposium on Forensic Psychiatry, August 20-22 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden

Gonzalez Moraga F, Sygel K, Enebrink P, Perrin S, Wallinius M. Aggressive antisocial behaviors in forensic settings: The importance of personality, cognitive functioning and psychopathy, Poster at the 13th Nordic Symposium on Forensic Psychiatry, August 20-22 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden

Laporte N, Ozolins A, Westling S, Westrin Å, Wallinius M. Victim, offender and forensic psychiatric patient: associations between childhood adversities and deliberate self-harm behavior in forensic psychiatric patients. Congress paper at the 13th Nordic Symposium on Forensic Psychiatry, August 20-22 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden

Sygel K, Wallinius M. Has the future arrived? Virtual reality computer simulation in forensic psychiatry: A state-of-the-art review, Congress paper at the 13th Nordic Symposium on Forensic Psychiatry, August 20-22 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden

Söderberg A, Hörberg U, Wallinius M. Problematizing patient participation in forensic psychiatric care, Congress paper at the 13th Nordic Symposium on Forensic Psychiatry, August 20-22 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden

Wallinius M, Hildebrand Karlén M, Rask M, Munthe C. Development of evidence-based practice in forensic psychiatry: A transdisciplinary characterization of, and new methodology for, a multiply disadvantaged and vulnerable group, Congress paper at the 13th Nordic Symposium on Forensic Psychiatry, August 20-22 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden

Lindström E, Hildebrand Karlén M, Wallinius M. Diagnostic stability of psychiatric diagnoses in forensic psychiatric patients, Poster at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, May 18-22 2019, San Fransisco, USA.

Wallinius M, Andiné P, Nilsson T, Hofvander B, Hildebrand Karlén M, Rask M, Munthe C, Hörberg U. DEVELOPMENT OF EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE IN FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY: a transdisciplinary characterization and development of new methodologies, Poster at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, May 18-22 2019, San Fransisco, USA.

2018
Berlin J, Billstedt E, Wallinius M, Measuring aggression in offenders: convergent validity across methods, Congress paper at the 18th Annual Conference of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, June 11-15 2018, Antwerpen, Belgium

González Moraga FR, Garcia D, Billstedt E, Wallinius M, Psychopathy, aggression, and intelligence in young violent offenders: a moderation analysis, Congress paper at the 18th Annual Conference of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, June 11-15 2018, Antwerpen, Belgium

Söderberg A, Hörberg U, Wallinius M, Patient participation in forensic psychiatric settings, Congress paper at the 18th Annual Conference of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, June 11-15 2018, Antwerpen, Belgium

Wallinius M, Gunnarsson C, Gustafsson M, User involvement in structured violence risk management in forensic psychiatry, Congress paper at the 18th Annual Conference of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, June 11-15 2018, Antwerpen, Belgium

2017
Delfin C, Wallinius M, Björnsdotter M, Andiné P, Neural biomarkers for inhibitory control failure in externalizing behaviors and disorders, Congress paper at the 17th Annual Conference of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, June 13-15 2017, Split, Croatia

Laporte N, Ozolins A, Westling S, Westrin Å, Wallinius M, Deliberate self-harm behavior and childhood trauma among forensic psychiatric patients, Poster at the 17th Annual Conference of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, June 13-15 2017, Split, Croatia

2016
Delfin C, Krona H, Wallinius M, Andiné P, Hofvander B, A 99mTc-HMPAO SPECT study of psychopathic traits in Swedish forensic psychiatric patients, Congress paper at the 16th Annual Conference of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, June 20-24 2016, New York, USA

Laporte N, Nilsson T, Billstedt E, Hofvander B, Wallinius M, Personality dimensions and self-harm behavior in male violent offenders, Poster at the 16th Annual Conference of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, June 20-24 2016, New York, USA

Wallinius, M. Structured professional risk management in forensic psychiatry – from risk screening to risk management in clinical practice. Congress paper at the 16th Annual Conference of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, June 20-24 2016, New York, USA

2015
Delfin C, Hofvander B, Billstedt E, Wallinius M, Executive functioning in relation to psychopathic traits and AD/HD in young violent offenders, Congress paper at the 31st Nordic Congress of Psychiatry, September 20-22 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark

Pettersson N, Ozolins A, Westling S, Billstedt E, Hofvander B, Wallinius M, Self-harm and suicidal behaviour among male violent offenders, Congress paper at the 31st Nordic Congress of Psychiatry, September 20-22 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark

Krona H, Nyman M, Andreasson H, Vicencio N, Anckarsäter H, Wallinius M, Nilsson T, Hofvander B, Forensic psychiatric patients in Sweden: clinical and crime characteristics of a total cohort, Congress paper at the 34th International Congress International Academy of Law and Mental Health (IALMH), July 12th – 17th, 2015, Vienna, Austria

Pettersson N, Ozolins A, Westling S, Billstedt E, Hofvander B, Wallinius M. Self-harm and suicidal behaviour among male violent offenders, Congress paper at the 34th International Congress International Academy of Law and Mental Health (IALMH), July 12th – 17th, 2015, Vienna, Austria.

Sjödin, A-K., Weber Malmberg, C., Wallinius, M., Billstedt, E., Hofvander, B., Nilsson, T. Differences and Similarities between Young Imprisoned Swedish Men with General, Intimate, or Sexual Violence. Congress paper at the 34th International Congress International Academy of Law and Mental Health (IALMH), July 12th – 17th, 2015, Vienna, Austria.

Wallinius, M., Billstedt, E., Nilsson, T., Anckarsäter, H., & Hofvander, B.   Psychosocial background and the development of early aggressive antisocial and psychopathic behaviour among young adult violent offenders. Congress paper at the 34th International Congress International Academy of Law and Mental Health (IALMH), July 12th – 17th, 2015, Vienna, Austria.

2013
Hofvander B, Billstedt E, Wallinius M, Anckarsäter H. Young Violent and Sexual Offenders in Prison - An Overview of a Swedish Project. IALMH Conference, 2013, Amsterdam, Oral presentation.

Hofvander B, Billstedt E, Wallinius M, Anckarsäter H. Background and Clinical Characteristics of Young Adult Males with Autism Spectrum Disorders Sentenced to Prison for Violent or Sexual Offences. IMFAR, 2013, San Sebastian, Oral presentation.

2010
Wallinius, M., Nilsson, T., Dernevik, M., Stålenheim, G., & Anckarsäter, H. Clinical psychiatric and psychological risk factors for violent and general criminal recidivism within forensic psychiatry. EAPL Conference, 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden. Oral presentation.   

2009
Wallinius, M. Clinical facets of psychopathy within forensic psychiatry. IALMH Conference, New York, 2009, Oral presentation.

2006
Wallinius, M., Andershed, H., Dernevik, M., & Lardén, M. Cognitive distortions and antisocial behaviour among delinquent and non-delinquent adults and adolescents. Congress paper at the 7th Annual Conference of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, 2006, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Book Chapters

2014
Wallinius, M. Våldsbrott i samhället. I H. Anckarsäter, T. Nilsson, & S. Radovic. MAD, SAD or BAD? Göteborgs universitet, 2014.

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