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.