Senior Research Scientist
Senior Research Scientist
Publications and responsibilities
Mental well-being and its determinants among the oldest old
Combining survey data, GIS and qualitative interviews in the analysis of health service access for persons with disabilities
Background Equitable access to health services is a key ingredient in reaching health for persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups. So far, research on access to health services in low- and middle-income countries has largely relied on self-reported survey data. Realizing that there may...
Non-completion of secondary education and early disability in Norway: Geographic patterns, individual and community risks
Background School non-completion and early work disability is a great public health challenge in Norway, as in most western countries. This study aims to investigate how medically based disability pension (DP) among young adults varies geographically and how municipal socioeconomic conditions intera...
The Durability of the Security Dilemma: An Empirical Investigation of Action–Reaction Dynamics in States’ Military Spending (1988–2014)
The security dilemma describes the tragic spiral ensuing from states’ attempts to enhance their security under anarchy. Even in a world consisting solely of status quo-oriented states, the outcome of the dilemma is, in theory, increased conflict and reduced security for all. After the Cold War ended...
Do family and neighbourhood matter in secondary school completion? A multilevel study of determinants and their interactions in a life-course perspective
Background Completion of secondary education is important for individuals’ future health and health behaviour. The fundamental purpose of this study is to investigate the variation and clustering of school completion in families and neighbourhoods. Secondly, we aim to examine the impact of individua...
Lung function parameters improve prediction of VO2peak in an elderly population: The Generation 100 study
Peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak) is an indicator of cardiovascular health and a useful tool for risk stratification. Direct measurement of VO2peak is resource-demanding and may be contraindicated. There exist several non-exercise models to estimate VO2peak that utilize easily obtainable health parameter...
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IN PATIENTS WITH FAMILIAL HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA IN NORWAY
Early disability pension among school dropouts: the matter of municipality characteristics
Sick of waiting: Does waiting for elective treatment cause sickness absence?
Sickness absence represents a substantial cost in most of Western Europe, whether the insurance scheme is public or private. The objective of this study was to analyse whether waiting time for elective treatment in specialist health care is associated with the length of individual sickness absence i...