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Erik Grasaas

Head of Studies

R&D in Teacher Education Unit

 
Office:
I1042 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )

Head of studies for R&D in the Teacher Education Unit at UiA, is together with the dean for teacher education, responsible for leading the strategic work for teacher education-relevant R&D at UiA, in line with UiA's strategies related to R&D.

Educational background: 

  • Higher education in the Norwegian Armed Forces
  • Sport sciences at UiA (1 year study)
  • Physical therapist (Bsc) at CVU-Vest
  • Osteopath (Bsc) at Høgskolen i Kristiania.
  • Movement sciences (Msc) at NTNU
  • Doctral degree in e-health (PhD) at UiA 
  • Courses: Project management at UiA 
  • Ongoing MBA at Handelshøyskolen (UiA)

Research interests

Physiological and biomechanical measurements

Persitent pain and HRQOL in adolescents

Nutrition and feeding practices

Courses and teaching

Teaching in primary school, junior high, high schools and universities

Academic interests

Health / e-health 

Biomechanics 

Cross-country skiing 

Persistent pain

Health-related Quality of Life 

Anatomy and physiology 

Nutrition 

Self-efficacy  

Projects

Testing of elite cross-country skiers at Olympiatoppen. Role: Masterstudent 

PhD project in e-health - the app "iCan Cope". Role: PhD research fellow  

The Nutrition Now project funded by Norwegian Research Council. Role: Administrative support

The Eatwell project funded by Norwegian Research Council. Role: Administrative support

Scientific publications

  • Medin, Anine Christine; Vik, Frøydis Nordgård; Helle, Christine; Helland, Sissel Heidi; Wills, Andrew Keith; Osorio, Natalie Garzon; Lian, Henrik; Iveland Ersfjord, Torunn; van Daele, Wim; Bjørkkjær, Tormod; Valen, Erlend Larsen; Gebremariam, Mekdes; Grasaas, Erik; Kiland, Charlotte; von Thiele Schwarz, Ulrica; Hope Abel, Marianne; Love, Penny; Campbell, Karen; Rutter, Harry; Barker, Mary Elizabeth; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2024). Scaling up evidence-based digital early life nutrition interventions in a county setting: an implementation trial – protocol for Phase 2 of the Nutrition Now project. Frontiers in Public Health. ISSN: 2296-2565. 11doi:10.3389/fpubh.2023.1326787.
  • Ostojic, Sergej; Grasaas, Erik; Jelena, Cvejic (2023). Dietary creatine and cancer risk in the U.S. population: NHANES 2017–2020. Journal of Functional Foods. ISSN: 1756-4646. 108doi:10.1016/j.jff.2023.105733.
  • Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Helland, Sissel Heidi; Helle, Christine; Wills, Andrew Keith; Lamu, Admassu Nadew; Osorio, Natalie Garzon; Lian, Henrik; Ersfjord, Torunn; Van Daele, Wim; Bjørkkjær, Tormod; Valen, Erlend Larsen; Gebremariam, Mekdes; Grasaas, Erik; Kiland, Charlotte; Schwarz, Ulrica Von Thiele; Abel, Marianne Hope; Love, Penny; Campbell, Karen; Rutter, Harald Roderick; Barker, Mary Elizabeth; Vik, Frøydis Nordgård; Medin, Anine Christine (2023). Evaluating the effectiveness and implementation of evidence-based early-life nutrition interventions in a community setting a hybrid type 1 non-randomized trial – the Nutrition Now project protocol. Frontiers in Endocrinology. ISSN: 1664-2392. 13doi:10.3389/fendo.2022.1071489.
  • Valen, Erlend Larsen; Grasaas, Erik; Engeset, Dagrun; Salvesen, Lorentz; Skeie, Guri; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Medin, Anine Christine (2023). Myfood24 på norsk: et selvadministrert digitalt 24-timers kostintervju. Norsk tidsskrift for ernæring (NTFE). ISSN: 1503-5034. 21 (2). s 13 - 22. doi:10.18261/ntfe.21.2.3.
  • Grasaas, Erik; Mikkelsen, Hilde Elisabeth Timenes; Haraldstad, Kristin; Helseth, Sølvi; Hagen, Milada; Skarstein, Siv; Rohde, Gudrun E. (2023). Pain in Adolescence: Maternal and Paternal Factors Affecting Adolescents’ Pain in Norway—A Cross-Sectional Study. Children. ISSN: 2227-9067. 10 (12). doi:10.3390/children10121915.
  • Grasaas, Erik; Rohde, Gudrun E.; Haraldstad, Kristin; Helseth, Sølvi; Småstuen, Milada Cvancarova; Skarstein, Siv; Mikkelsen, Hilde Elisabeth Timenes (2023). Sleep duration in schooldays is associated with health-related quality of life in norwegian adolescents: a cross-sectional study. BMC Pediatrics. ISSN: 1471-2431. 23 (1). doi:10.1186/s12887-023-04306-5.
  • Grasaas, Erik; Helseth, Sølvi; Fegran, Liv; Stinson, Jennifer; Småstuen, Milada Cvancarova; Lalloo, Chitra; Haraldstad, Kristin (2022). App-based intervention among adolescents with persistent pain: a pilot feasibility randomized controlled trial. BMC Pilot and Feasibility Studies. ISSN: 2055-5784. 8doi:10.1186/s40814-022-01113-0.
  • Helland, Sissel Heidi; Bjørkkjær, Tormod; Grasaas, Erik; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2022). Staff feeding practices, food neophobia, and educational level in early education and care settings: A cross-sectional study. Appetite. ISSN: 0195-6663. 180doi:10.1016/j.appet.2022.106379.
  • Grasaas, Erik; Skarstein, Siv; Mikkelsen, Hilde Elisabeth Timenes; Småstuen, Milada Cvancarova; Rohde, Gudrun E.; Helseth, Sølvi; Haraldstad, Kristin (2022). The relationship between stress and health-related quality of life and the mediating role of self-efficacy in Norwegian adolescents: a cross-sectional study. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. ISSN: 1477-7525. 20s 1 - 9. doi:10.1186/s12955-022-02075-w.
  • Sylte, Mari; Grasaas, Erik; Haraldstad, Kristin (2021). Living with pain in adolescence- a qualitative study. Sykepleien Forskning. ISSN: 1890-2936. 16doi:10.4220/Sykepleienf.2021.86940en.
  • Vik, Frøydis Nordgård; Grasaas, Erik; Polspoel, Maaike E. M.; Røed, Margrethe; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2021). Parental phone use during mealtimes with toddlers and the associations with feeding practices and shared family meals : a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. ISSN: 1471-2458. 21doi:10.1186/s12889-021-10757-1.
  • Sylte, Mari; Grasaas, Erik; Haraldstad, Kristin (2021). Å leve med smerter i ungdomstiden- en kvalitativ studie av ungdommers erfaringer. Sykepleien Forskning. ISSN: 1890-2936. 16doi:10.4220/Sykepleienf.2021.86940.
  • Grasaas, Erik; Helseth, Sølvi; Fegran, Liv; Stinson, Jennifer; Småstuen, Milada Cvancarova; Haraldstad, Kristin (2020). Health-related quality of life in adolescents with persistent pain and the mediating role of self-efficacy: a cross-sectional study. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. ISSN: 1477-7525. 18 (19). doi:10.1186/s12955-020-1273-z.
  • Grasaas, Erik; Broberg, Camilla (2020). «Tren deg stødig» - Effekten av kombinerte treningsintervensjoner for fallforebygging hos eldre: En litteraturstudie. Fysioterapeuten. ISSN: 0016-3384. 8s 8 - 13.
  • Grasaas, Erik; Fegran, Liv; Helseth, Sølvi; Stinson, Jennifer; Martinez, Santiago; Lalloo, Chitra; Haraldstad, Kristin (2019). iCanCope With Pain: Cultural Adaptation and Usability Testing of a Self-Management App for Adolescents With Persistent Pain in Norway. JMIR Research Protocols. ISSN: 1929-0748. 8 (6). s 1 - 14. doi:10.2196/12940.
  • Grasaas, Erik; Hegge, Ann Magdalen; Ettema, Gerardus Johannes C; Sandbakk, Øyvind (2014). The effects of poling on physiological, kinematic and kinetic responses in roller ski skating. European Journal of Applied Physiology. ISSN: 1439-6319. 114 (9). s 1933 - 1942. doi:10.1007/s00421-014-2926-6.

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