Background and activities

Research interests:

  • Mental health of preschool children
  • Antecedents to development of pscyhosocial problems in children
  • Parent-child interaction
  • Attachment styles in children
  • Videobased parent interventions

Current research studies:

  • "The Early Secure in Trondheim" - study. A longitudinal study of early detection and prevention of psychosocial disorders among preschoolers in the community. Partners: Professor Lars Wichstrøm, NTNU; Professor Jay Belsky, University of California, Davis.
  • "Laughter, tears and nappies"  A randomized control trial of videobased parent intervention with vulnerable infants and toddlers. Partners MD Magnhild S. Høivik, NTNU and leader of unit Marit Bergum Hansen, RBUP Oslo.
  • Too much too soon?" A multi-informant, prospective study of predictors, moderators and effects of enduring day care stress on young children's mental health. Partenrs: Professor May Britt Drugli, NTNU; Associate professor Vibeke Moe, RBUP Oslo and University of Oslo; Professor Lieselotte Ahnert, Universität Wien; and Professor Jay Belsky, University of California.