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Researcher profile



Current appointment

Associate professor


Area of interest

Physical activity and health-related quality of life in children and adolescents | Health literacy | Patient reported outcomes (PROM) | Intervention studies | Mixed methods research


Kirsti is an associate professor at the Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences. Her research interests are physical activity, health-related quality of life and health literacy in children and adolescents. She teaches courses in pediatric physiotherapy and supervises master- and PhD students in topics related young people's health and quality of life. Kirsti is a member of the MUSKHealth research group at OsloMet and the national research networks LIVSFORSK (Quality of life research), HELINOR (Health Literacy research in Norway) and CHIP (Children in Palliative Care).

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HEYoung project

Mental and musculoskeletal health in the transition from adolescence to adulthood

In this project, we aim at following a large cohort of young adults (16 - 26 years of age) for 10 years to assess potential risk factors, risk profiles and risk trajectories for mental and musculoskeletal disorders. Read more about the project here

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