Background and activities
At NTNU, I focus on studying the relationships between brain structure and cognitive function using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during childhood and adolescence. Our group follows several birth cohorts longitudinally to better understand the development of behavior, cognitive skills, and gray and white matter structures, with a special emphasis on the influence of very low birth weight and preterm birth over the long term.
More globally, I seek a greater understanding of childhood brain development — especially in children who face biological, social, and environmental risks in early life — and how early experiences influence long-term health and wellbeing. I am interested in science writing, education, and policy towards the goal of supporting these children and their families.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
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- (2017) "Beginning with the Smallest Intake": Children's Brain Development and the Role of Neuroscience in Global Environmental Health. Neuron. vol. 95 (6).
- (2016) Limited microstructural and connectivity deficits despite subcortical volume reductions in school-aged children born preterm with very low birth weight. NeuroImage. vol. 130.
- (2015) Visual-motor deficits relate to altered gray and white matter in young adults born preterm with very low birth weight. NeuroImage. vol. 109.
- (2012) Neuroscience in the Capital: Linking Brain Research and Federal Early Childhood Programs and Policies. Early Education and Development. vol. 23 (1).
- (2017) PhD working conditions at NTNU with a special focus on PhD candidates with kids. 2017.
- (2016) PhD budget regulations at NTNU. 2016.
- (2016) PhD duty work regulations at NTNU. 2016.
- (2016) Report survey post-doctoral researchers at NTNU. 2016.
- (2014) Visualizing Children’s Brain Development. Fulbright Seminar . U.S. - Norway Fulbright Foundation; U.S. Ambassador's Residence, Oslo. 2014-02-13 - 2014-02-13.