I am currently engaged in an exciting doctoral program in Health and Sports Science. My research- and clinical experience has provided me with a broad knowledge base, allowing me to explore various areas within the healthcare sector and public health research field.
My current research:
The overarching theme of my thesis is adolescence physical activity, with a specific focus on active travel. We investigate factors influencing whether adolescence walk or bike to and from school. As part of a larger, multi-centre research project called "School In Motion" (ScIM), we examine how physical education and school-based physical activity influence adolescents travel habits to school. We also aim to identify determinants that contribute to adolescent’s travel habits, particularly in their local environments and around schools. This information is derived from geographic mapping data. The research has the potential to contributed to effective strategies for increasing the use of environmentally friendly transportation methods that also involve regular physical activity.
My previous research:
During my master's program, I delved into the topic of "E-biking among inactive Norwegian adults." In this project, I was part of a larger collaboration involving University of Agder, University of Bergen and University of Stavanger, where we investigated the extent to which participants cycled to work when provided with e-bikes. We also explored whether cycling with the e-bike could improve the physical fitness of individuals who typically did not cycle to work. Our findings showed a roughly 7% improvement in participants' physical fitness over the 8 months of having an e-bike at disposal
My nursing practice:
As a nurse, I have worked with diverse patient groups, primarily older adults and elderly patients, with one or more chronic conditions—both in hospitals and healthcare centers. At the healthcare center, I was part of an interdisciplinary team, contributing to needs assessment and applications for community health services. My clinical experience has given me valuable insights into living with chronic conditions. Additionally, my experience in interdisciplinary teams and healthcare service assessment has provided me with a holistic perspective on patient care.
I am looking forward to continuing my work in research and knowledge development related to healthy lifestyle habits. My aim is to contribute to the prevention of chronic diseases and other health-related issues by promoting physical activity among the population.
If you are interested in my work or wish to collaborate or explore possibilities, please feel free to reach out. I am available for a conversation via email or mobile (work phone is not in use). Until then! :)
Position: Research fellow
Tasks: Plan, educate and implement the intervention, coordinate and collect data
Research institutions: University of Agder, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, University of Stavanger and Western Norway University of Applied Sciences.
Position: Master student
Tasks: Participate in data collection, analyse data and write master thesis
Research institutions: University of Agder, University of Bergen and University of Stavanger
Position: Science assistant
Tasks: Write/drafting article manuscript
Research institutions: University of Agder
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