Researcher profile

FIONA AANESEN

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Current appointment

PhD student

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Area of interest

Vocational rehabilitation | Health promotion | Musculoskeletal health | Work disability

RESEARCHER BIO

Fiona is a PhD student at the Faculty of Health Sciences at Oslo Metropolitan University. She is a physiotherapist with long experience from working in primary care and has a Master’s degree in Health Promotion from the University of South-Eastern Norway. She has worked as a researcher in the Musk health research group since 2018. 

 

Fiona’s PhD research is on vocational interventions for people on sick leave with musculoskeletal disorders. Currently she is conducting a process evaluation of a stratified vocational advice intervention delivered in a randomised controlled trial (the MI-NAV study). She is also investigating the effect of motivational interviewing and a stratified vocational advice intervention on return to work for people on sick leave with musculoskeletal disorders participating in the MI-NAV study. She has previously published a mapping review on the use of motivational interviewing to facilitate return to work for people on sick leave with musculoskeletal disorders.

Follow Fiona's research work on Researchgate

CURRENT PROJECTS

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MI-NAV PROJECT

Work disability and musculoskeletal pain 

Can Motivational Interviewing facilitate Return-to-Work in sick-listed people with musculoskeletal disorders? Read more about the project here