Background and activities
I have a PhD in clinical medicine and a MSc in social psychology. My PhD-project
Internalizing symptoms in adolescence: Familial aggregation and other psychosocial factors
was based on data from two waves of the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT).
Currently, I am working as a Postdoctoral research fellow with the project
Follow-up of psychiatric patients with anxiety and depression in the transition from adolescence to adulthood
based on data from the Health Survey at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, St. Olav’s University Hospital (The CAP Survey).
From 2008-2010 I was a research assistant participating in several research projects:
- "The Health Survey in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinic (Hel-BUP)" in cooperation with St. Olavs Hospital
- "Mental Health and School Adaptation of Child Welfare Clients" in cooperation with The Regional Child Protection Research Unit for central Norway (BUS)
- "Children below 1.5 years of age in kindergarten"
- "Adolescent social anxiety: Prevalence, comorbidity, risk and resilience"
- "Associations between adolescents' emotional symptoms and their parents' psychiatric symptoms"
Fields of interest:
- Anxiety and depression
- Prevention of, and risk and resilience factors for, mental health problems
- Sexual harassment and antisocial behaviour.
- Causes of stigmatisation of persons suffering from mental illness.
- Lecturer in child psychology (emotional, cognitive, social, and self-development) at the programme of professional study in medicine (NTNU).
- Lecturer in ethics, literature retrieval, and protocol writing for master's students in Child and adolescent mental health (NTNU).
- Group teacher for medicine students in communications with children and adolescents (NTNU).
- Supervising master's theses in child and adolescent mental health and medicine
- Guidance for students of child and adolescent mental health
- Planning of the fourth Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT4)
Scientific, academic and artistic work
Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database
- (2018) Maternal personality disorder symptoms in primary health care: associations with mother–toddler interactions at one-year follow-up. BMC Psychiatry. vol. 18:198.
- (2018) Parental chronic pain and internalizing symptoms in offspring: the role of adolescents’ social competence – the HUNT study. Journal of Pain Research. vol. 11.
- (2018) Psychiatric Problems and Quality of Life in a Clinical Sample of Adolescents - The Role of Peer Relations. Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology. vol. 6 (4).
- (2018) Developmental course of anxiety and depressive disorders from adolescence to young adulthood in a prospective Norwegian clinical cohort. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
- (2017) Quality of life among adolescents living in residential youth care:do domain-specific self-esteem and psychopathology contribute?. Quality of Life Research. vol. 26 (10).
- (2015) Familial aggregation of anxiety and depression in the community: the role of adolescents’ self-esteem and physical activity level (the HUNT Study). BMC Public Health. vol. 15 (1).
- (2014) Self-reported social anxiety symptoms and correlates in a clinical (CAP) and a community (Young-HUNT) adolescent sample. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. vol. 49 (12).
- (2014) Associations between internalizing problems in adolescent daughters versus sons and mental health problems in mothers versus fathers (The HUNT Study). Journal of Child and Family Studies. vol. 24 (7).
- (2015) Internalizing Symptoms in Adolescence: Familial Aggregation and Other Psychosocial Factors. Dr.avhandling, NTNU. 2015. ISBN 978-82-326-0837-9.
- (2016) Risk factors for bipolar disorder in young adulthood: a three-year follow-up study of a clinical sample. Nordic Child and Adolescent Research Meeting (NordCAP) . Center of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Karolinska Institute; Stockholm. 2016-09-15 - 2016-09-16.
- (2016) Do physical activity and self-esteem improve our mental health?. Er det verdt å investere i helsefremming? . NTNU Health, The Faculty of Medicine; Trondheim. 2016-04-28 - 2016-04-28.