Diakonhjemmet Hospital & University of Oslo
My academic interests are driven by the aim to understand how naturally occurring brain dynamics across hormonal transition periods contribute to disease. During my PhD studies, I focused on the linkages between sex hormones, neuroplasticity and mood disorders by using the menstrual cycle as a natural model. In my current role, I investigate the pathophysiological basis of early onset psychosis (EOP) during adolescence, and serves as Co-Chair of the ENIGMA EOP working group to foster global research collaborations. My postdoctoral portfolio also includes a range of projects particularly related to women’s health, such as exploring the impact of pregnancy and menopause on brain aging trajectories and depressive phenotypes.
MRI, ENIGMA, women's health, mental disorders, hormones