Eating and Weight Disorders Research Group (EWeR)

Department of Psychology

Eating and Weight Disorders Research Group (EWeR)

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Aims of the research group

The aim of this research group is to investigate and acquire new knowledge about the causes and consequences of eating- and weight disorders, to investigate the efficacy of existing therapeutic interventions and to develop new treatment methods for patients with these disorders. The research group has a neurobiological focus.

Collaboration

We collaborate with a number of researchers at other units within NTNU. In addition, we have close collaborations with the Eating Disorder Units at

Ongoing projects

  • Transdiagnostic Cognitive Remediation Therapy for Patients with Eating Disorders: A Randomized Controlled Trial (Participate in the project? Read more)
  • The Experience of Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT) for Patients with Eating Disorders- A Qualitative Study
  • Activity and sleep patterns in eating disorders (Participate in the project? Read more)
  • Patients` experiences- and long-term outcome of involuntary treatment for severe eating disorders
  • The impact of childhood trauma on treatment outcome after inpatient treatment in adult eating disorder patients
  • Athletes` perception of the importance of body and healthy eating: a qualitative study

Publications and master students

Publications and master students

Danielsen, M., Bjørnelv, S., Weider, S., Myklebust, T. Å., Lundh, H. & Rø, Ø. (2020) The outcome at follow-up after inpatient eating disorder treatment: a naturalistic study. Journal of Eating Disorders, 8, 67. doi: 10.1186/s40337-020-00349-6 

Hestad, K. A., Weider, S., Nilsen, K. B., Indredavik, M. S., & Sand, T. (2016). Increased frontal electro-encephalogram theta amplitude in patients with anorexia nervosa compared to healthy controls. Neuro-psychiatric Disease and Treatment, 12, 2419-2423. doi: 10.2147/ndt.s113586 

Weider, S., Indredavik, M. S., Lydersen, S., & Hestad, K. (2016). Central Coherence, Visuoconstruction and Visual Memory in Patients with Eating Disorders as Measured by Different Scoring Methods of the Rey Complex Figure Test. European Eating Disorders Review, 24(2), 106-113. doi: 10.1002/erv.2385 

Weider, S., Indredavik, M. S., Lydersen, S., & Hestad, K. (2015). Neuropsychological function in patients with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 48(4), 397-405. doi: 10.1002/eat.22283 

Weider, S., Indredavik, M. S., Lydersen, S., & Hestad, K. (2014). Intellectual function in patients with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. European Eating Disorders Review, 22(1), 15-24. doi: 10.1002/erv.2260

  • Ingvild Myklestad (2015), Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • June Hansen (2015), Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • Karin Ylva Larsen (2016), Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • Benedicte Smedby (2017), Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • Linn Heidi Jacobsen (2017), Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • Eveline Mathisen (2018), Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • Hanna Skårderud (2019), Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • Hedvig Christoffersen (2019), Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • Marit Normann Aspelund (2019), Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • Celine Kormeseth-Rødal (2020), Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • Mari Stranden (2020), Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • Marthe Schillinger (2020), Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • Ina Visser (2020), Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • Synne Marie Martinsen (2022), Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • Anniken Bjørnseth Tviberg (2022, ongoing), Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • Sindre Einarsve Rønning (2023, ongoing), Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • Marit Bjerve (2023, ongoing), Department of Psychology, NTNU

Members of research group

Members of research group

  • Odin Hjemdal, Professor, Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • Alexander Olsen, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • Karoline Krane-Gartiser, Post. Doc., Department of Public Health and Nursing, NTNU
  • Øyvind Salvesen, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health and General Practice, NTNU
  • Tora Thorsrud, PHD Candidate, Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • Linda Thorsen, PHD Candidate, Department of Psychology, NTNU

Associate members

  • Tone Seim Fuglset, Postdoctor, Division of Mental Health and Addiction, Møre and Romsdal Hospital Trust
  • Camilla Lindvall Dahlgren, Senior Researcher, Regional Department for Eating Disorders, Division of Mental Health and Addiction, Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål HF; Associate Professor, Oslo New University College (ONH), Oslo, Norway

Research Assistants & Former Members

  • Sigri Olive Kjølen, Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • Guro Melting Brauteset, Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • Magnhild Eitrem Røkke, Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • Amalie Bramming Moen, Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • Frida Langerud, Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • Liva Rindom Tofte, Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • Kristin Bergslid, Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • Synne Martinsen, Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • Hanna Lillehaug, Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • Line O. Luckman, Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • Ingrid M. Pettersen, Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • Marit Normann Aspelund, Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • Ingri Warnes Seth, Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • Ragnhild Løkken, Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • Kamilla Sanner, Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • Lisa Sophie Myhren, Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, NTNU
  • Kitt Helene Hvidsten, Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, NTNU