Background and activities
I completed a MSc at the The Regional Centre for Child and Youth Mental Health and Child Welfare at NTNU. As of January 2014 I am doing my PhD in Public Health.
Since I started working in the mental health sector, I have had an interest in adult psychopatholgy. In the last five years, I have been especially interested in eating disorders. My research interests are the epidemiology of eating disorders and I have especially been interested in mothers with eating disorders, their pregnancies and infant outcomes. As a clinician I have seen many women suffering with eating disorders during pregnancy and motherhood. My PhD will focus on pregnancy, perinatal outcomes and infant outcomes in women with eating problems and eating disorders, using data from the Health Survey in Nord-Trøndelag (HUNT) and data from Levanger Hospital. In addion to this I am interested in the course of recovery after treatment in women with eating disorders, and I will examine whether motherhood leads to changes that are different from childless patients with eating disorders.
I worked as a research scientist at Harvard Medical Scool, Boston Children's Hospital in 2016 where I worked with data from the Growing Up Today Study. I did a study on drive for muscularity in men and we further studied the associations with adverse health outcomes such as binge drinking, depression, use of muscle building products and disordered eating behaviors.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2015) Women's weight and disordered eating in a large Norwegian community sample: the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT). BMJ Open. vol. 5 (10).
- (2013) Communication problems and language barrier between foreign inmates and prison officer. Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies. vol. 11 (1).
- (2009) Using exercise to treat patients with severe mental illness:how and why?. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services. vol. 47 (2).
- (2008) The effect of exercise on psychological and physical health outcomes:preliminary results from a Norwegian forensic hospital. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services. vol. 46 (7).