Background and activities

Professor in Behavioural Sciences in Medicine (keywords: Bio-Psycho-Social medicine, Clinical communication), at the Department of Public Health and General Practice at NTNU, Researcher at the Research Unit for Generel Practice. Affiliated with the National Research School of General Practice NAFALM.

I have extensive clinical background from general practice, psychiatry and occupational medicine in Norway and Iceland.

PhD thesis: Sustainable and Responsible Preventive Medicine, NTNU (2006)

LG is born and educated in Norway and has lived in Iceland 1996-2013. Moved to Trondheim 2014. She started out in Norwegian general practice where she became involved in ideology development and research. In Iceland, she has worked with psychiatry and occupational medicine, whilst continuing to cooperate with Norwegian GP colleagues. Her Ph.D. thesis “Sustainable and responsible preventive medicine” (2006) focuses on ethical dilemmas related to implementation of preventive, clinical guidelines. She has later devotes considerable time and thought to the rapidly increasing body of evidence which links human existential experience to biological function and disease development. Currently Linn is involved in research related to Systems biology for general practice, Multimorbidity (studies based on the HUNT database), and What does it mean to encounter the patient as a person. Linn has lectured extensively in Norway and abroad, including keynote lectures at the Nordic Gongress of General Practice in 2002, 2009 qnd 2015, Wonca Europe in 2010, Royal College of General Practitioners in England and Ireland, as well as national congresses in Norway, Iceland, Finland Sweden, Denmark. Guest lecturer at Algarve medical School in 2011 and McMaster University (2015) 

Lectures on You Tube

Keynote at the BMJ initiated conference Preventing Overdiagnosis, Oxford (2014) On Crisis, Hubris and the future of Medicalisation.

Guest lecture together with prof Bruce McEwen at Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study, Radcliffe- Harvard (2016):Youtube:  Precision, Personalized and Social Medicine

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