Matti Cervin

affiliated with the university, PhD, Clinical psychologist

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry


The main aim of my research is to better understand what causes and maintains psychopathology in children and adolescents. I have a special interest in pediatric OCD and anxiety disorders. I am also involved in research about chronic pain conditions and pediatric diabetes.

Professional work

I work as a senior clinical psychologist within the child and adolescent mental health services in Skåne. The overarching aim of my work as a clinician is to improve assessment of pediatric psychopathology and the treatment of pediatric OCD and anxiety disorders. I lead a training clinic in Lund where psychology students conduct supervised clinical work and are trained in evidence-based assessment and treatment of pediatric psychopathology.


I have ongoing research collaborations with research groups at Karolinska Insitutet, Stockholm, Uppsala University, Temple University, Pennsylvania, and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. I also collaborate with researchers at the Department of Psychology and Pediatrics here at Lund University.

Recent research outputs

Matti Cervin, Euripedes Miguel, Ayşegül Güler, Ygor Ferrão, Ayşe Burcu Erdoğdu, Luisa Lazaro, Sebla Gökçe, Daniel Geller, Yasemin Yulaf, Şaziye Senem Başgül, Özlem Özcan, Koray Karabekiroğlu, Leonardo Fontenelle, Yankı Yazgan, Eric Storch, James Leckman, Maria Conceição do Rosário & David Mataix-Cols, 2021 Feb 9, In: Psychological Medicine. 13 p.

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