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Christine Helle

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

 
Office hours:
08.00 - 15.30 (I 1 047)

I am a medical doctor and specialist in child and adolescent psychiatry. I have worked for several years as a senior physician at ABUP, Sørlandet Hospital. At UiA, I am employed as a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Nutrition and Public Health (80%) and as an associate professor at the Department of Psychosocial Health (20%).

I am a member of the the Priority Research Centre of Life Course Nutrition, which focuses on food and nutrition in early stages of life.

Research interests

  • The importance of early diet for later health and development
  • Parental feeding styles and practices
  • Associations between diet and mental health
  • Early prevention of NCD

Work experience

Has worked for many years as a child psychiatrist at Sørlandet Hospital.

Academic interests

Maternal and child nutrition

Parental feeding style and practices

Social inequalities in diet and health

The First 1000 Days (DOHaD)

Associations between diet and mental health

 

Projects

Early Food for Future Health

Nutrition Now

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.
  • Helle, Christine; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2023). A qualitative study of public health nurses' perspectives and experiences on nutritional guidance for parents of infants and toddlers. Maternal & Child Nutrition. ISSN: 1740-8695. doi:10.1111/mcn.13546.
  • Vejrup, Kristine; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Agnihotri, Neha; Helle, Christine; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2023). Diet in Early Life Is Related to Child Mental Health and Personality at 8 Years: Findings from the Norwegian Mother, Father and Child Cohort Study (MoBa). Nutrients. ISSN: 2072-6643. 15 (1). doi:10.3390/nu15010243.
  • Helle, Christine; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2023). Maternal mental health is associated with children's frequency of family meals at 12 and 24 months of age. Maternal & Child Nutrition. ISSN: 1740-8695. doi:10.1111/mcn.13552.
  • Helle, Christine; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2022). Associations between infant and maternal characteristics measured at child age 5 months and maternal feeding styles and practices up to child age two years. PLOS ONE. ISSN: 1932-6203. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0261222.
  • Helle, Christine; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Wills, Andrew Keith; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2019). Evaluation of an eHealth intervention aiming to promote healthy food habits from infancy -the Norwegian randomized controlled trial Early Food for Future Health.. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. ISSN: 1479-5868. 16 (1). s 1 - 16. doi:10.1186/s12966-018-0763-4.
  • Helle, Christine; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Wills, Andrew Keith; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2019). Examining the effects of an eHealth intervention from infant age 6 to 12 months on child eating behaviors and maternal feeding practices one year after cessation: The Norwegian randomized controlled trial Early Food for Future Health. PLOS ONE. ISSN: 1932-6203. 14 (8). s 1 - 19. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0220437.
  • Bjørset, Vilde Kristin; Helle, Christine; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2018). Socio-economic status and maternal BMI are associated with duration of breast-feeding of Norwegian infants.. Public Health Nutrition (PHN). ISSN: 1368-9800. 21 (8). s 1465 - 1473. doi:10.1017/S1368980017003925.
  • Helle, Christine; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2018). Timing of complementary feeding and associations with maternal and infant characteristics: A Norwegian cross-sectional study. PLOS ONE. ISSN: 1932-6203. 13 (6). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0199455.
  • Helle, Christine; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Omholt, Mona Linge; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2017). Early food for future health: a randomized controlled trial evaluating the effect of an eHealth intervention aiming to promote healthy food habits from early childhood. BMC Public Health. ISSN: 1471-2458. 17 (1). doi:10.1186/s12889-017-4731-8.
  • Helle, Christine; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2024). Hvordan fremme gode spisevaner blant barn gjennom helsestasjonen. Christine Helle og Nina Cecilie Øverby fra UIA presenterer Matnyttig –forskningsprosjekt som skal fremme god ernæring tidlig i livet..
  • Helle, Christine; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Øverby, Nina Cecilie (2023). Public health nurses' wishes, needs and expectations for the development and use of a new online resource on early nutrition – A qualitative study in the Nutrition Now project.
  • Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Helle, Christine (2023). Er det sammenhenger mellom kosthold tidlig i livet og senere pykisk helse og personlighet?.
  • Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Helle, Christine (2023). Sammenhenger mellom kosthold tidlig i livet, psykisk helse og personlighet.
  • Stiansen, Yngve; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Helle, Christine (2023). Barne-kosthold påvirker psyken.
  • Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Helle, Christine; Baksaas, Jenny Marie (2023). Kan barns kosthold påvirke personligheten deres?.
  • Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Helle, Christine; Humberset, Kathrine (2023). Forskere fant sterk sammen­heng mellom kosthold og barns person­lighet: – Viser seg å være enda klarere enn vi tidli­gere har trodd.

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