Background and activities


Focus of the research

The the academic carrier is focusing on coping, everyday life, healthy aging, impairment and disability in adults and older people. A health promoting perspective is used. In this context research on use of alcohol and drugs with an addiction potential has importance. Both Quantitative and Qualitative research method is used.

Ongoing supervision of Doctoral students

Main supervisor

  •  Mette Bratt - Olfactory function and dysfunction after Traumatic Brain Injury (NTNU) 
  •  Ben KamsvågAlcohol consumption in older individuals with cognitive impairment and dementia (Sykehuset Innlandet)


  • Ann Helen Nilsen - Symptoms and quality of life before and after surgery for nasal obstruction (NTNU)
  • Marte Rystad Øie - The nose in COPD(NTNU)


Research unit at NTNU: Allmennmedisinsk Forsknings Enhet (AFE)  and aging and healt in older adults (

Additional positions at ENT at St. Olavs Hospital and Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Aging and Health

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

Journal publications