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I hold a master’s degree in biophysics and medical technology and a PhD in molecular genetics. Since 2009 I have done research in barophysiology, focusing on genetic responses in the circulatory system.
In my current employment as principal investigator for the project Fitness to dive – a translational approach to physiological challenges in the hyperbaric working environment, I participate in studies of how the cardiovascular and central nervous system of humans and rats react and adapt to saturation diving. The primary objective of this project is to provide physiological knowledge that may be applied in preparing and protecting divers from injury. The work is funded by the Norwegian Research Council and Statoil ASA as part of the Petromaks programme for health, safety and work environment in the petroleum sector.