Background and activities

Ph.d.-candidate in clinical medicine, 100% position, at Regional Centre for Child and Youth Mental Health and Child Welfare (RKBU), NTNU


  • Social worker at Høgskolen i Sør-Trøndelag, 2007 - 2010
  • Master degree in Public Health with emphasize on lifestyle changes at Høgskolen i Hedmark, 2011 - 2013

Working experience

  • Supervisor in foster care, 2008 - 2012
  • Social worker in child welfare, monitoring adolescents living alone, 2009 - 2010
  • Children supervisor at Brekkåsen primary school, 2010 - 2011
  • Social worker at section for spinal cord injury, St. Olavs Hospital, 2012 - 2013
  • Social worker/social supervisor at Brekkåsen primary school, 2013
  • Social worker/therapist at Kvammen acute residential youth care institution, 2013 - today


  • Ph.d. in perceived social support among adolescents living in residential youth care. The study is a part of the national project mental health among children and adolescents in residential youth care.