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).


Administrative activities:

  • 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

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Journal publications


  • Ranøyen, Ingunn. (2015) Internalizing Symptoms in Adolescence: Familial Aggregation and Other Psychosocial Factors. Dr.avhandling, NTNU. 2015. ISBN 978-82-326-0837-9.


  • Nøvik, Torunn Stene; Ranøyen, Ingunn; Gårdvik, Kari Skulstad; Lydersen, Stian; Indredavik, Marit Sæbø. (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.
  • Ranøyen, Ingunn. (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.