Background and activities

I work as an associate professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Children's and Women's Health. I am responsible for the teaching in gynecology at the NTNU's Medical School.

I have a Medical Ph.D. in Public Health. The project "Healing and justice - health care and legal flow after rape": Hospital staff provide emergency health care in addition to assisting the police in forensic sampling and documentation of injuries. The overall aim of the study was to increase knowledge about sexual assault of adult women, improve health care and judicial efforts in this area.

Data sources for the study were police files from the Sør-Trøndelag Police District 1997-2010, as well as records from the Sexual Assault Centre at St. Olavs Hospital for the same period. Supervisor was prosfessor Berit Schei.

The project received funding from the The Norwegian ExtraFoundation for Health and Rehabilitation through the NGO Norwegian Women's Public Health Association, as well as from The Liaison Committee between the Central Norway Regional Health Authority and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.