Ingrid Eftedal

Associate Professor II / Principal Investigator Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Prinsesse Kristinas gate 3, AHL * 343.03.005

Background and activities


In my research, I study how the human body reacts and adapts to diving. Currently, my main research activity is in the project Fitness to dive – a translational approach to physiological challenges in the hyperbaric working environment, through which we aim to provide applicable knowledge for preparing and protecting occupational divers from injury. Two researchers, one senior engineer, one post doc and several students are affiliated with the project, and we collaborate with researchers in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Croatia and the USA.

For me, the main attractions in diving medicine and barophysiology lie in the highly complex interactions between human biology and the underwater environment. Besides being at the core of my professional curiosity, I believe that better understanding of the biological mechanisms involved in health protection will promote safe diving.

I am a civil engineer in Biophysics and Medical Technology, and hold a Molecular Biology PhD from NTNU. My prior experience includes a post doc in Strasbourg, molecular biologist at University Hospital Rigshospitalet Copenhagen, consultancy in forensic genetics and several years of leadership of the Medical Genetics Section at St Olav’s University Hospital in Trondheim.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Eftedal, Ingrid. (1993) Heterogeneity in the incorporation and excision of uracil in DNA. 1993. ISBN 82-7119-591-3. Doktor ingeniøravhandling (1993:12).
  • Eftedal, Ingrid; Brubakk, Alf O. (1989) Automatization of pressure chamber : Monitoring & control of hyperbaric environment for animalresearch. 1989.