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Brynja Björk Magnúsdóttir, Assistant Professor

School:School of Social Sciences / Department of Psychology 
Phone:5996413 
Email:brynjabmru.is 
Website:http://www.ru.is/starfsfolk/brynjabm

Curriculum Vitae


 

Brynja Björk Magnúsdóttir, PhD, cand.psych.

 

Assistant Professor at Department of Psychology, Reykjavik University

Specialist in Clinical Neuropsychology at Landspitali

 

 

Education

           

2002-2008       PhD in Neuropsychology, King´s College London, Institute of Psychiatry

Thesis: Effects of Neuregulin 1 on cognitive function and symptoms in schizophrenia

Supervisors: Prof. Sir Robin Murray and Prof. Robin Morris

 

2006-2009       Cand.psych in clinical psychology, University of Iceland

Thesis: Depression in the elderly

Supervisors: Prof. Jakob Smári and Dr. Þórður Sigmundsson

 

1999-2002       BA in psychology, University of Iceland

                       

                       

 

Career                                                                                             

                                                                                                           

2015-present    Assistant professor, Reykjavik University

School of Business, Department of Psychology

 
2015-present    Specialist in clinical neuropsychology

Landspitali University Hospital, Division of Psychiatry

 

2014-2015       Adjunct, Reykjavik University

School of Business, Department of Psychology

 

2008–2015      Clinical psychologist, Neuropsychology                                                                      Landspitali University Hospital

            Division of Psychiatry (2013-2015)

Rehabilitation clinic, Grensás (2010-2013)

Geriatric department, Landakot (2010)

Division of Psychiatry (2008-2010)

 

2011-2015       Researcher/Post-doc

                        Landspitali University Hospital

 

2011-2014       Part-time lecturer                                                                               

Reykjavik University

School of Business, Department of Psychology

 

2008-present    Part-time lecturer

                        University of Iceland

                        School of Health Sciences, Medicine

 

2002-2008       Research worker                    

Landspitali University Hospital, Division of Psychiatry

 

 

Peer Reviewed ISI-Papers

 

 

Ulfarsson, M.O., Walters, G. B., Gustafsson, O., .. Magnusdottir, B. B., .. Stefansson, K. (2017). 15q11.2 CNV affects cognitive, structural and functional correlates of dyslexia and dyscalculia. Translational psychiatry, 7(4), e1109.

 

 

Stefansson, H., Meyer-Lindberg, A., Steinberg, S., Magnusdottir, B.B., Morgen, K,...& Stefansson, K.(2014). CNVs conferring risk of autism or schizophrenia affect cognition in controls. Nature, 505(7483), 361-366.

 

 

Haraldsson H.M. Ettinger U. Magnusdottir B.B. Ingason A. Hutton S.B. Sigmundsson T. Sigurdsson E. Petursson H.(2010). Neuregulin-1 genotypes and eye movements in schizophrenia. European Archives of Psychiatry & Clinical Neuroscience. 260(1),77-85.        


Haraldsson H.M. Ettinger U. Magnusdottir B.B. Ingason A. Hutton S.B. Sigmundsson T. Sigurdsson E. Petursson H.(2010). Catechol-O-methyltransferase val158met polymorphism and antisaccade eye movements in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin. 36(1), 157-164.

 

 

Haraldsson HM, Ettinger U, Magnusdottir BB, Sigmundsson T, Sigurdsson E, Ingason A, Petursson H.(2009). COMT val158met and Smooth Pursuit Eye Movements in Schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research. 169(2),173-175.

 

 

Stefansson, H., Ophoff, R. A., Steinberg, S., Andreassen, O. A., Cichon, S., Rujescu, D., .. Magnusdottir B.B... & Kahn, R. S. (2009). Common variants conferring risk of schizophrenia. Nature, 460(7256), 744-747.

 

 

Haraldsson, H. M., Ettinger, U., Magnusdottir, B. B., Sigmundsson, T., Sigurdsson, E., & Petursson, H. (2008). Eye movement deficits in schizophrenia. European archives of psychiatry and clinical neuroscience, 258(6), 373-383.

 

 

Stefansson, H., Rujescu, D., Cichon, S., Pietiläinen, O. P., Ingason, A., Steinberg, S., .. Magnusdottir BB ... & Vasilescu, C. (2008). Large recurrent microdeletions associated with schizophrenia. Nature, 455(7210), 232-236.

 

 

Ingason, A., Sigmundsson, T., Steinberg, S., Sigurdsson, E., Haraldsson, M., Magnusdottir, B. B., … & Stefansson, H. (2007). Support for involvement of the AHI1 locus in schizophrenia. European journal of human genetics, 15(9), 988-991.

 

Posters and symposiums

    

 

Vidarsdottir, O., Magnusdottir, B., Roberts, D., Twamley, E., Gudmundsdottir, B., & Sigurdsson, E. (2017, June). Integrative Cognitive Remediation (ICR) for early psychosis: The effects on cognition, functional outcome, clinical symptoms and quality of life. Poster session presented at the annual meeting Cognitive Remediation in Psychiatry: New Directions for the 21st Century at Columbia University, Medical Center, New York, NY.

 

Vidarsdottir, O., Magnusdottir, B., Roberts, D., Twamley, E., Gudmundsdottir, B., & Sigurdsson, E. (2017, April). Social cognition in young people after psychosis [Félagsskilningur ungs fólks eftir geðrof]. The Icelandic Medical Journal, 94: D15. Poster session presented at the annual science meeting at Landspitali University Hospital of Iceland, Reykjavik.

 

Sigurðardottir, Þ. E., Magnusdottir, B. B., & Gisladottir, B. (2017, march). Can we improve reading in people with dyslexia by adding extra space between letters? Results based on eye movement and reading aloud [Má bæta lestur lesblindra með viðbótar stafabilum? Niðurstöður byggðar á augnhreyfingum og raddlestri].  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Icelandic Psychological Association [Sálfræðingafélag Íslands], Reykjavik.

 

Vidarsdottir, O., Magnusdottir, B., Roberts, D., Twamley, E., Gudmundsdottir, B., & Sigurdsson, E. (2017, Januar). Cognition, functional outcome, clinical symptoms and quality of life in early psychosis: An exploratory study The Icelandic Medical Journal, 91: E9. Symposium conducted at the 18th meeting of School of Health Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavik.

 

Vidarsdottir, O., Magnusdottir, B., Roberts, D., Twamley, E., Gudmundsdottir, B., & Sigurdsson, E. (2016, October). Cognition, functional outcome, clinical symptoms and quality of life in early psychosis: An exploratory study. In Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 10: 168. Poster session presented at the 10th International Conference on Early Intervention in Mental Health, Milan.

 

Vidarsdottir, O., Magnusdottir, B., Roberts, D., Twamley, E., Gudmundsdottir, B., & Sigurdsson, E. (2016, September). Integrative Cognitive Remediation (ICR) for early psychosis [Vitrænt mat og endurhæfing ungs fólks eftir geðrof]. The Icelandic Medical Journal, 89: 15. Symposium conducted at the 6th meeting of The Icelandic Society of psychiatry, Borgarnes.

 

Magnusdottir, B.B., Haraldsson, H.M., & Sigurdsson, E. (2014, September). The effects of copy number variants in the genome on cognitive function [Áhrif eintakabreytileika í erfðamenginu á vitræna getu]. The Icelandic Medical Journal, 80: 22. Symposium conducted at the 5th meeting of The Icelandic Society of psychiatry, Akureyri.

 

Magnusdottir, B., B., Palsson, A., Palsdottir, D., Ingimarsson, H., .. Sigurdsson, E. (2013). Icelandic norms for neuropsychological tests [Íslensk viðmið fyrir taugasálfræðipróf]. The Icelandic Medical Journal, 76: 10. Poster session presented at the annual science meeting at Landspitali University Hospital of Iceland, Reykjavik.

 

Davidsdottir, S. R., Arnarsdottir, S., Magnusdottir, B. B.; Snorrason, H., .. & Sigurdsson, E. (2011, Januar). Spatial working memory and executive function in schizophrenia and a control group with and without copy number variants in the genome [Sjónrýmdarvinnsluminni og stýrifærni hjá geðklofasjúklingum og viðmiðunarhópum með og án eintakabreytileika í erfðamenginu]. The Icelandic Medical Journal, 66: E18. Symposium conducted at the 12th meeting of School of Health Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavik.

 

Magnusdottir, B.B., Haraldsson, H.M., Morris, R.G, Murray, R., Sigurdsson, E., Petursson, H., & Sigmundsson, T. (2008).  NRG1, Cognitive function and psychotic symptoms in schizophrenic Patients.  Is there an association?  Schizophrenia Research, 98, S101-102. 

 

Haraldsson, H.M., Ettinger, U., Magnusdottir, B.B., Sigmundsson T., Sigurdsson, E., Petursson, H. (2008). COMT val/met Polymorphism and Antisaccade Eye Movements in Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 98, S97-98

 

Haraldsson, M., Ettinger, U., Magnusdottir, B. B., Sigmundsson, T., Sigurdsson, E., & Petursson, H. (2007). Oculomotor deficits in schizophrenia: Validation of endophenotypes in a genetically homogenous Icelandic sample. European Psychiatry, 22, S114.

 

Magnusdottir, B.B., Haraldsson, H.M., Einarsson, K.R., Morris, R,G., Murray, R., Sigurdsson, E., Petursson, H., Sigmundsson, T. (2007). Cognitive function in schizophrenia and effects of neuregulin 1. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 33(2), 301.

 

Haraldsson, H.M., Ettinger, U., Magnusdottir, B.B, Sigmundsson, T., Sigurdsson, E., Petursson, H. (2007). Effects of Neuregulin-1 Risk Haplotype on Eye Movements in Schizophrenia.  European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 17, S(4)235.

 

Haraldsson, H.M., Ettinger, U., Magnusdottir, B.B., Sigmundsson, T., Sigurdsson, E., Petursson, H. (2007). Catechol-O-methyltransferase Polymorphism and Eye Movements in Schizophrenia.  European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 17, S(4)239.

 

Magnusdottir, B.B., Haraldsson, H.M., Einarsson, K.R., Morris, R.G., Murray, R., Sigurdsson, E., Petursson, H., Sigmundsson, T. (2006). Neuregulin 1 and cognitive function in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 81, S221.

 

Haraldsson, H.M., Ettinger, U., Magnusdottir, B.B., Sigmundsson, T., Sigurdsson, E., Petursson, H. (2006). Neuregulin-1 and eye movements in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 81, S218.  

 

Magnusdottir, B.B., Einarsson, K.R., Sigurdsson, E., Petursson, H., Sigmundsson, T. (2004).  Genetic loading in schizophrenia in relation to the at-risk haplotype of the NRG1 gene.  Schizophrenia Research, 67, S58.

 

Einarsson, K.R., Magnusdottir, B.B., Sigurdsson, E., Petursson, H., Sigmundsson, T. (2004).  The deficit syndrome of schizophrenia and neuregulin1.   Schizophrenia Research, 67, S53.

 

Sigmundsson, T., Einarsson, K.R., Magnusdottir, B.B., Sigurdsson, E., Petursson, H. (2004). Neuregulin 1 and the deficit syndrome of schizophrenia. Scandinavian College of Neuro-Psychopharmacology.

 

RU teaching record

2019-3E-504-BSC1BSc Thesis I
2019-3E-314-LISAPhysiological Psychology
2019-3E-112-LIATBiology and Behaviour
2019-1E-604-BSC2BSc Thesis II
2019-1E-314-LISAPhysiological Psychology
2019-1E-891-MSC1Research Thesis 1: Research Methods and Design
2018-3E-504-BSC1BSc Thesis I
2018-3E-112-LIATBiology and Behaviour
2018-1E-604-BSC2BSc Thesis II
2018-1E-314-LISAPhysiological Psychology
2018-1E-891-MSC1Research Thesis 1: Research Methods and Design
2017-3E-504-BSC1BSc Thesis I
2017-3E-112-LIATBiology and Behaviour
2017-1E-604-BSC2BSc Thesis II
2017-1E-314-LISAPhysiological Psychology
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