Background and activities

I am an associate professor in clinical neuropsychology at the Department of Psychology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology - NTNU. I am also a certified specialist in clinical neuropsychology and a member of the Neuropsychological Expert Committee for the Norwegian Psychological Association, NPF.

My research focuses on understanding cognitive, emotional and brain changes in stroke, mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer disease. 

The main research methods I use include neuropsychological examination, magnetic resonance imaging and cerebrospinal fluid analysis. 

I am the leader of Ankerthe Vascular Diseases (VaD) Research Group that focuses on understanding cognitive and emotional symptoms after stroke as well as related brain changes.

We are studying these stroke sequelae in relation to imaging biomarkers such as white matter connectivity (DTI derived), default mode network disruption (rs-fMRI derived) and perfusion (ASL derived). Currently, two PhD students at NTNU, who I am the main supervisor for, are studying cognitive and emotional symptoms in the acute phase as well as up to 3 years after stroke. The group works closely together with an interdisciplinary team, including both national and international collaborators.

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