Background and activities

Recently, I have been head of office at both medical and social scientific departments at NTNU which also involved administrative leadership at the establishment of MI Lab (Medical Imaging), a Centre for Reseach-based Innovation (SFI) granted by the Norwegian Research Council in 2007. 

In addition, I work on a Ph.d.-study of sick leave and disability pension and have been part of the research project Individual, cultural and structural causes for sick leave and exclusion from work in early age.




Scientific, academic and artistic work

Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database


  • Karlsen, Anita Oxaas. (2015) Openings and Barriers: Institutional Reforms and the Structuring of Young Work-seekers' Routes Towards Disability Pension. Congress of Qualitative Inquiry . University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Illinois. 2015-05-20 - 2015-05-23.



  • Karlsen, Anita Oxaas; Sætnan, Ann Rudinow. (2012) Hvorfor mottar stadig flere uføretrygd?. Fra ungdom til voksen - fra skole til arbeid . Oppvekstprogrammet Nord-Trøndelag; HiNT Levanger. 2012-01-26 - 2012-01-26.


  • Karlsen, Anita Oxaas; Sætnan, Ann Rudinow. (2011) A view from below. What can we learn from young men entering working life after many years of exclusion?. Sykefravær og uførhet i Norden . Norges forskningsråd; Svolvær. 2011-05-29 - 2011-05-31.
  • Karlsen, Anita Oxaas; Sætnan, Ann Rudinow. (2011) ”I was offered a disability pension, but I rejected it. I am not too ill to work” Young adults struggling in their transition to working life. Understanding the Social World . The University of Huddersfield; Huddersfield. 2011-07-13 - 2011-07-15.
  • Karlsen, Anita Oxaas; Sætnan, Ann Rudinow. (2011) Økningen av unge uføre indikerer sykdom, men er det de unge eller systemet som trenger ”medisin”?. Trygdeforskningsseminaret 2011 . Høgskolen i Lillehammer og NAV Oppland; Lillehammer. 2011-11-28 - 2011-11-29.