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Ingirid Geirsdatter Heald Kjær

Associate Professor

I3051 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )

Academic interests

Course responsible for the course "Nature, health and moovement" (NHB) in the workplace based early childhood education (nursery school teacher) (ABLU).

Lecturer in NHB in early childhood education studies (ABLU and BLU).

Lecturer in health- and sports science.


PhD project (http://www.nih.no/forskning/prosjektarkivet1/forskningsprosjekter-ved-nih/helserelatert-fysisk-form--kroppssammensetning-muskel-skjelett-og-motorisk-form-og-effektene-av-en-skreddersydd-fysisk-aktivitetsintervensjon-pa-fysisk-form-og-kroppssammensetning-/) linked to a national multisenter surveillance study "Kartlegging Aktivitet Norge" (KAN), investigating the status of body composition and musculoskeletal- and motor fitness in Norwegian adults among other variables and the "Aktiv i Sør" (AiS) study, investigating the effect of  a tailored telephone and (e)mail based physical activity intervention on physical fitness and body composition in a sample physically inactive adults (40-55 yrs) in the Agder comminuties: A randomized controlled trial. 

Part of the project "Ung i Risør: Mat, måltider og fysisk aktivitet" (UIR) which is a pilotstudy aiming at investigating the effect of a school based intervention focusing on a healthy communal meal and increased physical activity on the mental- and psychological health of youth (9th grade).

Part of the research group PASTA - Physiologic Adaptation in Sport and Physical Activity .

Scientific publications

  • Johansen, Bjørn Tore; Kjær, Ingirid Geirsdatter Heald; Hordvik, Mats Melvold; Solstad, Bård Erlend (2023). “Fake it or hide it till you make it”: A thematic analysis of hiding techniques in physical education among students in secondary school. European Physical Education Review. ISSN: 1356-336X. doi:10.1177/1356336X231198824.
  • Kjær, Ingirid Geirsdatter Heald; Anderssen, Sigmund Alfred; Torstveit, Monica Klungland (2018). A tailored telephone and email based exercise intervention induced reductions in various measures of body composition in physically inactive adults: A randomized controlled trial. Preventive Medicine Reports. ISSN: 2211-3355. 11s 160 - 168. doi:10.1016/j.pmedr.2018.06.011.
  • Kjær, Ingirid Geirsdatter Heald; Torstveit, Monica Klungland; Kolle, Elin; Hansen, Bjørge Hermann; Anderssen, Sigmund Alfred (2016). Normative values for musculoskeletal- and neuromotor fitness in apparently healthy Norwegian adults and the association with obesity: a cross-sectional study. BMC sports science, medicine and rehabilitation. ISSN: 2052-1847. 8doi:10.1186/s13102-016-0059-4.
  • Kjær, Ingirid Geirsdatter Heald; Kolle, Elin; Hansen, Bjørge Hermann; Anderssen, Sigmund Alfred; Torstveit, Monica Klungland (2015). Obesity prevalence in Norwegian adults assessed by body mass index, waist circumference and fat mass percentage. Clinical Obesity. ISSN: 1758-8103. 5 (4). s 211 - 218. doi:10.1111/cob.12100.
  • Johansen, Bjørn Tore; Kjær, Ingirid Geirsdatter Heald (2022). «Fake it till you make it» – bruk av skjuleteknikker i kroppsøvingsfaget.
  • Kjær, Ingirid Geirsdatter Heald; Solstad, Bård Erlend (2022). Voksne hemmer barns utviklingsmuligheter.

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