Hanna Henriksson

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Date of birth: 08-12-1977
Postdoctoral Fellow
E-mail: --LOGIN--a11aeefa6f2789852ca10bf8dd08c8achotmail[dot]se

Hanna Henriksson is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Research Institute of Sport and Health (iMUDS) and a member of the PROFITH group.

Hanna finished her Bachelor in Nutrition and degree as a clinical dietitian at Umeå University, Sweden, in 2001. After her degree, she has worked as a clinical dietitian for 15 years. Due to her interest in children’s health, she started as a PhD-student at Linköping University, Sweden, along with her clinical work as a dietitian. The overall aim of the PhD-project was to investigate early life mechanisms of obesity. Hanna defended her PhD-thesis 1 June 2015. In August 2016, Hanna began a 16-month postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Francisco B Ortega which was funded by The Swedish Society of Medicine and the County Council of Östergötland, Sweden.

Hannas research interests include childhood obesity, physical activity and fitness, nutrition, cognition and mobile health applications. She is currently participating in several ongoing international collaborations. Hanna has published 8 scientific articles and she is the first author in 3 of them.


  • 1. Eriksson B*, Henriksson H*, Lof M, Hannestad U, Forsum E. Body-composition development during early childhood and energy expenditure in response to physical activity in 1.5-y-old children. Am J Clin Nutr 2012;96:567-73. Am J Clin Nutr is one of the top 3 journals with the highest impact in nutrition.
    *Authors contributed equally to the manuscript.
  • 2. Delisle Nyström C, Forsum E, Henriksson H, Trolle-Lagerros Y, Larsson C, Maddison R, Timpka T, Löf M. A Mobile Phone Based Method to Assess Energy and Food Intake in Young Children: A Validation Study against the Doubly Labelled Water Method and 24 h Dietary Recalls. Nutrients 2016;8(1). doi: 10.3390/nu8010050. Nutrients is a leading journal in nutrition research.
  • 3. Henriksson H, Forsum E, Löf M. Evaluation of Actiheart and a 7-day activity diary for estimating free-living total and activity energy expenditure using criterion methods in 1·5-and 3-year-old children, Br J Nutr 2014; 111:1830-1840. Br J Nutr is a leading journal in nutrition research.
  • 4. Henriksson H, Bonn SE, Bergström A, Bälter K, Bälter O, Delisle C, Forsum E, Löf M. A new mobile phone-based tool for assessing energy and certain food intakes in young children: a validation study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2015;3(2):e38. doi: 10.2196/mhealth.3670.
  • 5. Forsum E, Flinke Carlsson E, Henriksson H, Henriksson P, and Löf M, Total Body Fat Content versus BMI in 4-Year-Old Healthy Swedish Children, Journal of Obesity, vol. 2013, Article ID 206715, 4 pages, 2013. oi:10.1155/2013/206715

Full list of publications are found at: orcid.org/0000-0003-3571-1497