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I1042 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )

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 

Work expiriences: Physiotherapist, teaching, research, senior adviser 

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 


Cross-country skiing 

Persistent pain

Health-related Quality of Life 

Anatomy and physiology 




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

  • 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; 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.
  • Ettema, Gertja; Grasaas, Christina Åsan; Grasaas, Erik; Sandbakk, Øyvind (2013). Changes in technique after high-intensity exercise during roller ski skating.

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