I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Psychology, NTNU, where I also completed my degree in clinical psychology. Clinically, I'm interested in areas such as interpersonal relations, neurodevelopment, and psychotherapy, especially with children and adolescents. In my work, my primary field of interest is neuropsychology, particularly the domains of executive functions and social cognition.
My scientific background is also within this field, as my internship was spent working at the Department of acquired brain injury at St. Olavs University Hospital. Furthermore, my main thesis examined the associations between executive functions and emotional symptoms in a stroke cohort.
The PhD project is a continuation of these themes. Working with the Vascular Diseases Research Group, we aim to highlight the associations between neuropsychiatric symptoms and cognition in a large stroke cohort, followed up with at 3, 18, and 36 month intervals post-stroke. We have been given the opportunity to collaborate with the Nor-COAST study, a national multicentre cohort study examining an array of stroke-related issues. Here, we are investigating the impact neuropsychiatric symptoms at baseline have on prognosis, as well as piloting the use of social cognition tests on this patient group. The final goal is to help improve identification of post-stroke neurocognitive disorder. Our aim is to aid in a better understanding of these symptoms, which may have a large influence on patients' quality of life and activities of daily living.