Research in mental health comprises researchers and clinicians in the field of mental health from NTNU and St. Olavs Hospital – Trondheim University Hospital.

About us

The research group of Adult psychiatry and substance abuse at NTNU is integrated with the Department of Research and Development, Division of Mental Health Care (Division of Psychiatry), St. Olavs Hospital and runs extensive clinical research programs on mental disorders where researchers from the university collaborate with the clinical departments at St Olavs University Hospital, as well as other regional and national partners. The last 30 years, we have offered counseling, supervision, and education to students, scholarship holders, and other research fellows. The department runs a variety of education program for researchers (ELF)

Research projects

Our researchers run several projects on different aspects of mental health or mental disease, such as genetics, acute psychiatry, sleep, eating disorders, affective disorders and training.


We arrange two PhD-courses, ELF (KLMED8001), and Mini-ELF (MDV6002) - Research Methods in Psychiatry. ELF is a 2 year course, and at the end the students submit a scientific paper as their exam. Mini-ELF is a 1 year course where the students submit their research protocol as their exam. More about our courses.



Phone: +47 72823030

Location: Østmarkveien 15, Trondheim

Postal address:
Department of Research and Development (AFFU),
St. Olavs University Hospital, PO Box 3250 Sluppen,
NO-7006, Trondheim, Norway


Research Lunch Meetings, Thursdays h. 11.30 - 12.30