Background and activities

The focus of my research is clinical studies on paediatric rheumatology and epidemiological, clinical and experimental studies on chronic non-specific pain in adolescence.

I am Professor I in Medicine (Paediatrics) and Head of the research group for Pediatric Rheumatology and Young pain (CRY). My office is in Kvinne-barn-senteret 241.06030.


Clinical research in paediatric rheumatology

Population-based studies on incidence, prevalence, course and long-term outcome in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), measures of disease activity, JIA-associated uveitis, and temporomandibular joint arthritis and damage. Clinical multicentre studies on paediatric rheumatologic conditions initiated by The Paediatric Rheumatology INternational Trials Organisation (PRINTO).

Epidemiologic studies on chronic non-specific pain in adolescence

Prevalence and associated factors, such as psychosocial factors, life style factors, perinatal factors, and puberty, and also associations with parental chronic pain based on The HUNT study. Clinical and experimental neurophysiological studies on pain perception and pain responses in adolescents/young adults with increased risk of chronic pain. 


Medicine: General paediatrics, with special focus on paediatric rheumatology, growth and development, immunizations.





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