School of Health Sciences
I teach primarily in pharmacology and physiology on both the nursing and biomedicine programs and also supervise thesis workers.
The mail goal of my research is to gain increased knowledge and understanding of how our own anti-stress system works and how it can be activated. If we know how to trigger our own anti-stress system, we can translate this into practical use and develop preventive methods to counter stress and stress-related illness. In particular, my research focuses on health promotion effects associated with sensory stimulation and the underlying physiological mechanisms for these effects.
I conduct my research primarily at Högskolan i Skövde but also work closely with the research group GRASP (Group for Research in Affective Somatosensation and Pain) at Linköping University.
Influence of Common Birth Interventions on Maternal Blood Pressure Patterns During Breastfeeding 2 Days After BirthHandlin Linda, Jonas Wibke, Ransjö-Arvidson Anna-Berit et al.Breastfeeding Medicine, 2012, 7(2), 93-99.
Promises and pitfalls of hormone research in human-animal interactionUvnäs-Moberg Kerstin, Handlin Linda, Petersson MariaHow Animals Affect Us: Examining the Influence of Human-Animal Interaction on Child Development and Human HealthAmerican Psychological Association (APA), 2011.
Short-Term Interaction between Dogs and Their Owners: Effects on Oxytocin, Cortisol, Insulin and Heart Rate-An Exploratory Study
Handlin Linda, Hydbring-Sandberg Eva, Nilsson Anne et al.Anthrozoos, 2011, 24(3), 301-315.
Human-Human and Human-Animal Interaction: Some Common Physiological and Psychological EffectsHandlin LindaDoktorsavhandling: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, 2010.
Differential effects of repeated long and brief maternal separation on behaviour and neuroendocrine parameters in Wistar damsEklund Malin B., Johansson Linda, Uvnäs-Moberg Kerstin et al.Behavioural Brain Research, 2009, 203(1), 69-75.
Effects of Intrapartum Oxytocin Administration and Epidural Analgesia on the Concentration of Plasma Oxytocin and Prolactin, in Response to Suckling During the Second Day Postpartum
Jonas W., Johansson Linda M., Nissen Eva et al.Breastfeeding Medicine, 2009, 4(2), 71-82.
Effects of Sucking and Skin-to-Skin Contact on Maternal ACTH and Cortisol Levels During the Second Day Postpartum - Influence of Epidural Analgesia and Oxytocin in the Perinatal Period
Handlin Linda, Jonas Wibke, Petersson Maria et al.Breastfeeding Medicine, 2009, 4(4), 207-220.
Gastroparesis is associated with oxytocin deficiency, oesophageal dysmotility with hyperCCKemia, and autonomic neuropathy with hypergastrinemia
Borg Julia, Melander Olle, Johansson Linda et al.BMC Gastroenterology, 2009, 9, Article number 17.