Mark B. Andersen is an adjunct professor at Halmstad University in Sweden. He lives in Australia and collaborates intercontinentally with his Swedish colleagues in the areas of research, training, and supervision in applied sport and exercise psychology. He graduated with a PhD in psychology in 1988 from the University of Arizona and became a licensed psychologist in the United States in 1989. In 1994 he immigrated to Australia where he is a registered clinical psychologist. He has taught courses in the psychology of rehabilitation and the professional practice of psychology. He has published nine books and monographs and more than 180 refereed journal articles and book chapters, and has made over 100 national and international conference presentations, including 17 invited keynote addresses on four continents. He currently has a clinical psychology practice in Tasmania and supervises psychologists around the world over Skype. Some of the institutions he values most are the restaurants where he lives in the historic district of Battery Point in Hobart, Tasmania.
Education
Diploma in Swedish Language, Stockholm University, 1969
BA Psychology, University of California, Davis, 1973
MS Psychology, San Diego State University, CA, 1978
PhD Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1988
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
His areas of research and practice interests include the psychology of injury and rehabilitation; the role of exercise in mental health, well-being, and quality of life; the training and supervision of graduate students; interpersonal mindfulness; neuropsychotherapy, Buddhist psychology, and the practice of sport psychology service delivery.
Personal Interests
Nordic-Noir books and films, science-fiction, exploring the Jewel in the Australian Crown (Tasmania), eating in great restaurants, and cool-climate white wines (usually Tasmanian)