Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science


The research at the institute of neuro medicine and movement involves both healthy persons with and without disability, patients and health professionals. Our work contributes to the promotion of health and ability, and illness prevention, and to develop more targeted treatment and rehabilitation. This encompasses everything from basic and translation research to clinical and practical research. Research and development within education is an area of focus.



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

The research span from health promotion and prevention to treatment and rehabilitation, and covers the life course from children and youth to the elderly. we develop and convey new knowledge about people, groups, organisations and societal conditions

Research unit for geriatrics, movement and stroke (GeMS)

The research focus on causes and recognition of movement difficulty, and measures to reduce movement disability caused by medical illness or status.

Research unit for neurology and neurosurgery

This priority programme research 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 motorneurodisease.

Research unit for orthopaedics and rheumatology

This is a heterogenous research unit, with a common denominator in clinical research for the benefit of improved patient treatment.

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

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