Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science


Research at the Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science involves both health professionals, patients and healthy individuals with or without disabilities.

Our work contributes to the promotion of health and ability, prevention of illness, and to develop more targeted treatments and rehabilitation. This ranges from basic and translational research, to clinical and applied research. Research and development related to education is an area of focus at the department.



Research unit for professional studies: audiology, occupational therapy and physiotherapy

Research at this unit spans from promotion of health and prevention of illness, to treatment and rehabilitation, and covers the whole lifespan from children and youth to the elderly. We develop and disseminate new knowledge about people, groups, organisations and social conditions.

Research unit for geriatrics, movement and stroke (GeMS)

The research focuses on causes of and chracteristics of movement difficulties, and measures for reducing movement disabilities caused by various medical illnesses or conditions.

Research unit for neurology and neurosurgery

This research unit focuses on illnesses where certain groups of nerve cells gradually die or change function. The most known illnesses are dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and motor neuron disease.

Research unit for orthopaedics and rheumatology

This is a heterogenous research unit, with the common denominator being clinical research benifiting patients through improved treatment.

Research unit for ear - nose - throat, eye diseases and oral surgery

The research unit treats illnesses of both medical and surgical natures within the entire head and neck area, and is responsible for the treatment of these illnesses in the central Norwegian health region.