Background and activities
Professor in clinical child- and adolescent psychology, co-head at the Dept. of Psychology and co-PI of the Trondheim Early Secure Study (TESS). The overall aims of TESS are to (1) identify risk factors, co-morbidity, and developmental trajectories of mental health problems; (2) identify individual, interpersonal, and community factors affecting children’s psychosocial development; and (3) identify individual, interpersonal, and community factors affecting children’s weight and health-related behaviours. Data have been gathered biennially for ten years since the participants (N=997) were 4 years old, and the study is currently ongoing. My main research areas are eating behavior, parental food-practices, overweight, sleep/sleep disorders and mental health.
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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
- (2021) The association between childhood adiposity and appetiteassessed using the Child Eating Behavior Questionnaire andBaby Eating Behavior Questionnaire: A systematic review andmeta-analysis. Obesity Reviews. vol. 22 (5).
- (2021) Persistent Short Sleep from Childhood to Adolescence: Child, Parent and Peer Predictors. Nature and Science of Sleep. vol. 13.
- (2021) Prevalence and course of anxiety disorders and symptoms from preschool to adolescence: a 6-wave community study. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
- (2020) Prevalence and stability of insomnia from preschool to early adolescence: a prospective cohort study in Norway. BMJ Paediatrics Open. vol. 4 (1).
- (2020) The co-occurrence between symptoms of internet gaming disorder and psychiatric disorders in childhood and adolescence: prospective relations or common causes?. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. vol. 61 (8).
- (2020) Prevalence and stability of insufficient sleep measured by actigraphy: a prospective community study. Pediatric Research. vol. 88.
- (2020) Temperament as a predictor of eating behavior in middle childhood – A fixed effects approach. Appetite. vol. 150 (104640).
- (2020) The impact of social media use on appearance self-esteem from childhood to adolescence – A 3-wave community study. Computers in Human Behavior. vol. 114.
- (2019) Health-related quality of life after camp-based family obesity treatment: an RCT. BMJ Paediatrics Open. vol. 3 (1).
- (2019) Emotional Over- and Undereating in Children: A Longitudinal Analysis of Child and Contextual Predictors. Child Development. vol. 90 (6).
- (2019) Parental predictors of children’s executive functioning from ages 6 to 10. British Journal of Developmental Psychology. vol. 37 (3).
- (2019) Confirmation of the Factor Structure and Reliability of the ‘Adult Eating Behavior Questionnaire’ in an Adolescent Sample. Frontiers in Psychology. vol. 10.
- (2019) Association Between Objectively Measured Sleep Duration and Symptoms of Psychiatric Disorders in Middle Childhood. JAMA Network Open. vol. 2 (12).
- (2019) Parents' personality-disorder symptoms predict children's symptoms of anxiety and depressive disorders - a prospective cohort study. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. vol. 47 (12).
- (2018) Predictors of eating behavior in middle childhood: A hybrid fixed effects model. Developmental Psychology. vol. 54 (6).
- (2018) The Home Environment Shapes Emotional Eating. Child Development. vol. 89 (4).
- (2018) Cohort Profile: The Trondheim Early Secure Study (TESS)—a study of mental health, psychosocial development and health behaviour from preschool to adolescence. International Journal of Epidemiology. vol. 47 (5).
- (2018) Predictors of Physical Activity in Middle Childhood. A Fixed-effects Regression Approach. Frontiers In Public Health. vol. 6 (305).
- (2017) Emotional over- and under-eating in early childhood are learned not inherited. Scientific Reports. vol. 7 (1).
- (2017) Emotional Feeding and Emotional Eating: Reciprocal Processes and the Influence of Negative Affectivity. Child Development. vol. 89 (4).