Background and activities
I hold the position as research adviser at the Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging, at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. I am also adviser of the Norwegian PhD School of Heart Research (NORHEART), University of Oslo.
- 2008: Dr.philos, NTNU. Thesis title: “High-intensity aerobic exercise and cardiovascular health”.
- 2000: Cand.polit, NTNU. Thesis title: ”Effects of endurance training on muscle blood flow and metabolism studied in the isolated upper arm muscles”.
- 1998: Cand.mag, NTNU. Topics including sport sciences and biology.
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
- (2019) Global physical activity levels - Need for intervention. Progress in cardiovascular diseases. vol. 62 (2).
- (2018) Acute exercise is not cardioprotective and may induce apoptotic signalling in heart surgery: a randomized controlled trial. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. vol. 27 (1).
- (2017) High Intensity Interval Training for Maximizing Health Outcomes. Progress in cardiovascular diseases. vol. 60 (1).
- (2017) Cardiorespiratory Reference Data in Older Adults: The Generation 100 Study. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. vol. 49 (11).
- (2017) Calf raise exercise increases walking performance in patients with intermittent claudication. Journal of Vascular Surgery. vol. 65 (5).
- (2017) Exercise in claudicants increase or decrease walking ability and the response relates to mitochondrial function. Journal of Translational Medicine. vol. 15 (130).
- (2016) Comparison of three popular exercise modalities on VO2max in overweight and obese. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. vol. 48 (3).
- (2016) Akutt trening før hjertekirurgi-kan det hjelpe mot operasjonsrelatert myokardskade?. Vitenskapelige forhandlinger / De norske kirurgiske foreninger.
- (2016) Mitochondrial respiration after one session of calf raise exercise in patients with peripheral vascular disease and healthy older adults. PLoS ONE. vol. 11:e0165038 (10).
- (2015) Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction induces molecular, mitochondrial, histological, and functional alterations in rat respiratory and limb skeletal muscle. European Journal of Heart Failure. vol. 17 (3).
- (2015) How to Be 80 Year Old and Have a VO2max of a 35 Year Old. Case Reports in Medicine.
- (2015) A randomised controlled study of the long-term effects of exercise training on mortality in elderly people: Study protocol for the generation 100 study. BMJ Open. vol. 5 (2).
- (2015) CrossTalk proposal: High intensity interval training does have a role in risk reduction or treatment of disease. Journal of Physiology. vol. 593 (24).
- (2015) Effect of change in vo&lt;inf&gt;2&lt;/inf&gt;max on daily total energy expenditure in a cohort of norwegian men: A randomized pilot study. Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal. vol. 9.
- (2014) Effect of 24 sessions of high-intensity aerobic interval training carried out at either high or moderate frequency, a randomized trial. PLoS ONE. vol. 9 (2).
- (2014) The higher the better? Interval training intensity in coronary heart disease. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. vol. 17 (5).
- (2014) Comparison of left versus right atrial myocardium in patients with sinus rhythm or atrial fibrillation - an assessment of mitochondrial function and microRNA expression. Physiological Reports. vol. 2 (e12124).
- (2014) Mitochondrial respiration and microRNA expression in right and left atrium of patients with atrial fibrillation. Physiological Genomics. vol. 46 (14).
- (2014) Remote ischemic preconditioning preserves mitochondrial function and activates pro-survival protein kinase Akt in the left ventricle during cardiac surgery: A randomized trial. International Journal of Cardiology. vol. 177 (2).
- (2014) Remote ischemic preconditioning preserves mitochondrial function and influences myocardial MicroRNA expression in atrial myocardium during coronary bypass surgery. Circulation Research. vol. 114 (5).