Rossana Pettersén 

A Clinical Psychologist and PhD. from the Karolinska Institute. Published researcher and . Strong communication, presentation and interpersonal skills

Work experience

Work experience

Doctoral candidate

2008 - 2015
Karolinska Institute. Department of Clinical Neuroscience
  • Strong communication and presentation skills. Presented research results confidently and clearly in small and large groups, in national and international congresses, adapting style and content to both scientific and lay public. Wrote concise and logically-presented materials to disseminate knowledge (articles, abstracts, posters, mind-maps) as well as large materials (book chapters and grant applications).
  • Learning and teaching. Taught M.Sc. students and multidisciplinary groups of professionals in national and international symposiums. Able to design and implement learning plans aligning learning needs, aims, intended learning outcomes, learning activities and assessments.
  • Knowledge management. Extensive experience in the identification of sources of information and knowledge gaps as well as in the collection, distribution and implementation of knowledge through the use of databases, surveys, web-based learning systems and the synthesis of large quantities of information.
  • Interpersonal and leadership skills. Lead the scientific seminars at my research group for two consecutive years, facilitating discussions and exchange of knowledge. Worked under multiple supervisors maintaining flexibility across changing circumstances and within a complex bureaucratic environment. Experience in working in multidisciplinary and multicultural environments.
  • Project management and organisation. Experience in managing a project from beginning to end prioritizing tasks, anticipating problems and meeting deadlines. 

Light therapy assistant

2007 - 2008
St. Görans Hospital
  • Use of web-based medical records under strict confidentiality measures. Responsible for the administration, scheduling and diary entry of light therapy sessions to patients with seasonal affective depression.

Program coordinator

2007 - 2007
Karolinska Institute. Department of Public Health
  • Use of web-based learning platforms. Administration and supervision of content in the web-based learning platform PingPong regarding content of courses and reporting of assessment results for the master courses.

Internship in Clinical Psychology

2001 - 2002
Ricardo Palma Hospital. Lima, Peru
  • Psychological evaluations and follow-up of ambulatory and in-patients



PhD. Medical Science

2008 - 2015
Karolinska Institute

MSc. Suicide Prevention

2005 - 2006
Karolinska Institute. Stockholm, Sweden

MSc. Psychology

2001 - 2002
Universidad Femenina del Sagrado Corazón. Lima, Peru

BA. Psychology

1996 - 2001
Universidad Femenina del Sagrado Corazón. Lima, Peru



Fluency in Microsoft Office

Fluency in English

Fluency in Swedish

Fluency in Spanish

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction


Available upon request