About the researchers in TRUST
The study is conducted through the Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (NKVTS), who develop, inform, and report knowledge on violence and traumatic stress on an international, academic level. The goal is to prevent and reduce the health- and social consequences of such events. You can read more about NKVTS here.
Principal Investigator Ines Blix – Senior Researcher
Ines has a PhD in psychology and works as a researcher. She has been particularly interested in understanding how thought processes can affect the development of post-traumatic stress reactions and prevent healing. She wrote her PhD dissertation on the memory processes of women who have experienced sexual assault. Read more about her work here.
Siri Thoresen – Research Professor
Siri is a clinical psychologist and works as a Research Professor. She has conducted many research projects on violence and sexual assault, health, and social relationships. For instance, she was the Principal Investigator of a national prevalence study called ‘Violence and rape in Norway’. Read more about her work here.
Akiah Ottesen – Senior Researcher
Akiah is a clinical psychologist and researcher. She has been interested in adults who have experienced traumatic events in their childhood and adolescence, and how we should understand difficulties later in life in light of these experiences. Read more about her work here.
Anne Lie Andreassen – Research Advisor
Anne Lie is a clinical nurse specialist and research advisor. For many years, she has worked in the clinic and with research on victims of violence and trauma. Read more about her work here.
Lisa Arntzen – PhD Candidate
Among other things, Lisa has worked as a social worker with the acute consultation and follow-up of victims of sexual assault at the emergency room in Oslo, and at the DIXI Resource Centre. In her master’s thesis, she interviewed victims of sexual assault about their experiences with social support. Read more about here work here.
Andrea Rustand – Project Coordinator
Andrea has a master’s degree in Cognitive Neuroscience, where she in her thesis investigated how traumatic events are represented in our memory. She has previously worked at an institution for young adults struggling with substance abuse. Read more about her work here.
Grethe E. Johnsen – Senior Researcher
Grethe is a clinical psychologist and researcher. She works at the National Centre for Emergency Primary Health Care, which has a coordinating responsibility for the sexual assault care centres, and represents the field of practice to relevant professionals, the police, and the judiciary. Read more about her work here.