Background and activities

Special fields:

  • Sexual assault and rape, clinical and gynecological forensic medicine, anogenital injuries, drug facilitated sexual assault
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Chronic pelvic pain

Present posititions:

  • Associate professor at the Faculty of medicine and health (Coordiator of the teaching in gynecology for medical students)
  • Consultant specialist at the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, St. Olavs hospital 
  • Consultant gynecologist at the multidimensional pain clinic, St. Olavs hospital 

Ongoing research projects: 

  • Sexual assault and vulnerability, supervising the psychiatrist Bjarte Vik´s in his Ph.D. project 
  • The Vulvadyn study, supervising the physician Per Kristen Teigen in his Ph.D. project on chronic vulvar pain, a randomized controlled trial on multidimensional treatment 
  • Supervising master students in fields like contraception, sexual assault and chronic pelvic pain 

Pedagogic projects:

  • Together with NTNU multimedia department we made an instructional video in pelvic examination technique, these videos and a comprehensive manuscript has been written for a Nordic e-book in gynecology and obstetrics for medical students (NFOG-project) 


  • Can med 1994 from the NTNU
  • 2014: My Ph.D. was on the project "Healing and justice - health care and legal outcome after rape": Hospital staff provide emergency health care in addition to assisting the police in forensic sampling and documentation of injuries. The overall aim of the study was to increase knowledge about sexual assault of adult women, improve health care and judicial efforts in this areaData sources for the study were police files from the Sør-Trøndelag Police District 1997-2010, as well as records from the Sexual Assault Centre at St. Olavs Hospital for the same period. Supervisor was prosfessor Berit Schei.


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