Researcher in the field of mental health, employment and working life, in the research group Worklife and Inclusion (WIN). Most of my work has been focused on effect evaluations of vocational rehabilitation for various marginalized groups, using the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) methodology.
My PhD project was a RCT of vocational rehabilitation for young adults at risk of early disability due to various social and/or health-related problems. This is an important and vulnerable group at risk of early exclusion from working life, and the study showed that IPS was effective in helping this group enter the labor market. I am currently working on similar projects involving refugees in Bergen, and people with chronic pain conditions in the Oslo-area.
I am also a part of GAMUT, as the project coordinator of the multinational cluster-randomised trial Music Interventions for Dementia and Depression in ELderly care (MIDDEL).