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Researcher profile

LINN STENSRUD

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Current appointment

PhD student, Psychologist

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Area of interest

Chronic pain | Pain psychology | Vulvodynia/Vestibulodynia | Romantic relationships | Health services research

RESEARCHER BIO

Linn is a PhD student at the Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences. Graduated as a clinical psychologist from the University of Oslo in 2019, then worked as a university lecturer in developmental psychology for 6 months, before studying gender studies for one year (2020/21). Specialized in integrative psychotherapy and have worked mostly with psychotic disorders. Fun fact: Studied jazz music in Berkeley, California.

Linn's PhD project examines women with vulvodynia, their partners and romantic relationships, in addition to different groups of health personnel they meet in the Norwegian health care system. Further, it analyses data from the Oslo University Hospital Pain Registry (OPR) to find factors associated specifically with vulvodynia and with its prognosis and possible prevention. 

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Read more about Linn's PhD research project here (in Norwegian).

CURRENT PROJECTS

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PROLOVE project

Somatocognitive treatment for vestibulodynia

Vestibulodynia is a complex condition affecting many women in their reproductive age. In this randomized controlled trial, we wish to investigate the effectiveness of somatocognitive physiotherapy against best current practice. Read more about this project here.