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Helen Suzanne Palmer

Associate Professor

 
Office:
J1047 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )

Physiologist, teacher, science education researcher.

Subject coordinator for science in teacher training for secondary education.

Teaching experience from lower secondary education (Halden and Trondheim municipalities) and higher education (University of the West of Scotland, NTNU, UiA).

Research background in physiology and neurophysiology. 

Research interests

My earlier research was within physiology and neurophysiology (2004-2017). Now my research interests are within science education, both in secondary and higher education. Projects I am currently working on and developing:-

Teaching in a digital classroom: a qualitative research project

Teaching in the outdoor classroom: digital nature trails and learning tours

Self-driven student teachers: exploration and problem-solving using programming

Sneak physics: strategies to counteract the "physics in free fall" phenomenon in science education.

Courses and teaching

I teach primarily physiology and science education. I also have some teaching responsibilities for other biology and chemistry courses at the Institute for Natural Sciences. In addition, I follow up with students out in teaching practice and teach outdoor education for international students. 

General outreach

Involved in setting up and running a programme of competence evenings for teachers and student teachers.

Scientific publications

  • Wohlwend, Martin Rainer; Olsen, Alexander; Håberg, Asta; Palmer, Helen (2017). Exercise Intensity-Dependent Effects on Cognitive Control Function during and after Acute Treadmill Running in Young Healthy Adults. Frontiers in Psychology. ISSN: 1664-1078. 8doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00406.
  • Palmer, Helen; Håberg, Asta; Fimland, Marius Steiro; Solstad, Gerd Marie; Iversen, Vegard Moe; Hoff, Jan; Helgerud, Jan; Eikenes, Live (2013). Structural brain changes after 4 wk of unilateral strength training of the lower limb. Journal of applied physiology. ISSN: 8750-7587. 115 (2). s 167 - 175. doi:10.1152/japplphysiol.00277.2012.
  • Palmer, Helen (2010). Optogenetic fMRI sheds light on the neural basis of the BOLD signal. Journal of Neurophysiology. ISSN: 0022-3077. 104 (4). s 1838 - 1840. doi:10.1152/jn.00535.2010.
  • Palmer, Helen; Garzon, Benjamin J De C; Xu, Jian; Berntsen, Erik Magnus; Skandsen, Toril; Håberg, Asta (2010). Reduced Fractional Anisotropy Does Not Change the Shape of the Hemodynamic Response in Survivors of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of Neurotrauma. ISSN: 0897-7151. 27 (5). s 853 - 862. doi:10.1089/neu.2009.1225.
  • Garshol, Lenka; Drange, Eli-Marie D.; Palmer, Helen Suzanne; Vos, Pauline; Baartman, Desire (2021). Actionbound seminar.
  • Palmer, Helen (2013). Changes in brain structures after four weeks of leg strength training.
  • Wohlwend, Martin; Olsen, Alexander; Håberg, Asta; Palmer, Helen (2012). Investigating the reticular-activating hypofrontality model of acute exercise with Conner´s Continuous Performance test in combination with treadmill running and transcranial direct current stimulation.
  • Wohlwend, Martin; Olsen, Alexander; Håberg, Asta; Palmer, Helen (2012). The effect of exercise on executive function – Investigating an alternative explanation for “Runner’s High”.
  • Wohlwend, Martin; Hoad, Damon; Olsen, Alexander; Håberg, Asta; Palmer, Helen (2012). Investigating the reticular-activating hypofrontality model of acute exercise with Conner´s Continuous Performance test in combination with treadmill running and transcranial direct current stimulation.
  • Wohlwend, Martin; Olsen, Alexander; Håberg, Asta; Palmer, Helen (2012). The effect of exercise on executive function - Investigating and alternative explanation for "Runner's High".
  • Palmer, Helen; Eikenes, Live; Fimland, Marius; Solstad, Gerd Marie; Hoff, Jan; Helgerud, Jan; Håberg, Asta (2011). Changes in the brain in response to maximal strength training: a DTI study.
  • Palmer, Helen (2011). PHOTONICS APPLIED: BIOPHOTONICS: Optogenetics--Turning light bulbs on in the brain.

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