Background and activities

Marte Ørud Lindstad  holds positions as both a PhD Candidate (75%, 2020-2024) and an Assistant Professor (25%), at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences in the Department of Health Sciences, Gjøvik. Her research areas include community based occupational therapy and cognitive rehabilitation after brain injuries. She teaches at the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. 


My background as an occupational therapist comes from both community-based health care in Østre Toten, a Neurological Outpatient Rehabilitation Center in Hamburg, Germany, Inpatient rehabilitation for persons with acquired brain injury at Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital and in a Private Occupational Therapy Practice for children with Sensory Integration Problems leading to learning disabilities and social challenges in Bremen, Germany. I hold a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation from the University college of Oslo and Akershus (now OsloMet) in 2012. My Master thesis was a qualitative study about persons with cognitive challenges and their experiences of community-based rehabilitation 5 years after suffering traumatic brain injury.  

Work duties  

Teaching all three grade levels at the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy: Occupational Therapy and Health models, Occupational Therapy in rehabilitation and community-based practice, Occupational Science, Occupational Justice, movement/transfers techniques, supervising Bachelor theses. 

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