Background and activities

Trine Tetlie Eik-Nes is an Associate Professor at Department of Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). She completed a MSc at the Regional Centre for Child and Youth Mental Health and Child Welfare at NTNU. She completed her PhD in Public Health at NTNU in 2018. She works with both registry data and clinical data on eating disorders and obesity. Eik-Nes has worked in the mental health sector for 20 years as a clinician and a researcher with a special interest in adult psychopathology. For the last 12 years, she has worked with severe weight and eating disorders. Her research interests are the epidemiology of obesity, weight disorders, eating disorders, body image and stigma. In 2008, she initiated and developed a treatment program for parents and their families with eating disorders at Levanger Hospital. She has also led several projects in the mental health sector concerning physical health in patients with mental disorders. During a 6-month visit at the Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in 2016, and a research stay in Australia in 2018, she gained important experience in the conduction of studies on obesity and disordered eating. She is currently the Principal Investigator of the nation-wide MHOBY Study (Mental Health & Obesity) in Norway and is currently working with development and testing of integrated treatment for patients with obesity and binge eating disorders (BED). Moreover, she is involved in several clinical and epidemiological studies concerning weight and eating disorders. Eik-Nes is a visting scholar with "The Strategic Initiative for Prevention of Eating Disorders (STRIPED) based at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Boston Children's Hospital.  

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








  • Tetlie Eik-Nes, Trine. (2011) Mothers and eating disorders : challenges of pregnancy, motherhood and treatment. Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet. 2011.



  • Tetlie Eik-Nes, Trine; Palmstierna, Tom; Eik-Nes, Norgils; Nøttestad, Jim Aage; Callaghan, Patrick. (2008) The effect of exercise on psychological and physical health outcomes:preliminary results from a Norwegian forensic hospital. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services. vol. 46 (7).