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My primary research examines behavioral, developmental and temperamental features in boys and girls with and without developmental disorders and disabilities. My primary interest is in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), and how gender and sex affect early identification, and how this potentially can affect treatment and the need for tailoring of instruments and interventions that are sex sensitive. My PhD thesis were titled "Autism Spectrum Disorders: Complexities Associated with Sex Differences, Screening and Diagnosis". My research is primarily based on the Norwegian Mother and Child Study and clinical samples.

CV

Education:             

B.A.                  UiT – The Arctic University of Norway (Education) 2012

M.A.                 UiT – The Arctic University of Norway (Education) 2013

Phd.                  UiT – The Arctic University of Norway (Health Sciences - Psychology) 2018 

 

Supervisors:

Dr. Martin Eisemann, PhD

Dr. Fred R. Volkmar, MD

Dr. Frederic Shic, PhD

Dr. Katarzyna Chawarska, PhD

 

Supervisor role:

Supervised 5 master students in clinical psychology, 1 master thesis in psychology and 1 master thesis in medicine.

 

Career/Academic Appointments:

2015 - 2018            Phd candidate – Psychology, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway

2014-2015        Lecturer, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway

2014 ->             Research Scientist, Yale Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

 

Administrative Appointments:

2014 – 2015 Host and planner for the 1stArctic Conference on Autism and Developmental Disorders.

2013 – 2014 Higher executive officer, Dept. of psychology, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway 

Invited Speaking Engagements, Presentations, Symposia & Workshops: 

 

   International/National

 

 

2017:  Yale Child Study Center, Distinguished Lecturer Series – Autism Spectrum Disorder: Difficulties Associated with sex differences, screening and diagnosis.

 

2017:   UiT Research Seminar – Autism Spectrum Disorder: Difficulties Associated with sex differences, screening and diagnosis.

2017:   Yale Child Study Center -  McPartland Lab lecture: Parents and autism

2016:   Yale Child Study Center – Science Meeting: Parents and autism

2015.   Yale Child Study Center – Distinguished Lecturer Series: Sex differences in toddlers

2015    1stArctic Conference on Autism and Developmental Disorders – Parenting children with autism

2015:   NTNU (Norwegian University of Technology) – Speech and language pathology. 2 hours “Autism and language.”

2014:   Yale Child Study Center – Distinguished Lecturer Series: Autism and technology

 

2014 –> Yale Child Study Center – Summer Lectures – ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders)

 

 

   Regional

2016 & 2017    UiT – Autism Seminar (24 hours lecturing of M.A. students in psychology and special needs education)

2014 - present:  UiT – Clinical psychology (Lecturing in ASD – Assessment and intervention)

 

Peer-Reviewed Presentations & Symposia Given at Meetings:

 

   International/National

2016:   IMFAR 2016. Poster presentation “Sex differences in children with and without ASD – Utilizing the M-CHAT”

2017.   IMFAR 2017. Oral presentation “Sex differences in children referred for assessment: An exploratory analysis of the AMSE (Autism Mental Status Exam)

 



Journal Service:

Editor:

2017 - 2018 Guest editor: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders: S.I. Parents, Primary caregivers and ASD (April 2018 issue)

 

 

Awards and achievements

 

2016UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, Department of Psychology Research award for Phd candidates

2017  Springer/Nautre Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders – Top reviewer for 2016

2018  Springer/Nautre Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders – Top reviewer for 2017

Verv

Programstyret for Forskerutdanning (2017-2018)

Instituttstyret ved Institutt for psykologi (2017 - 2018)

Interesser

Developmental psychology, Special needs education, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, Early identification, Early Intervention

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  • I have over the past years had both my own topic on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and lectured at different Universities, mostly at UiT - The Arctic University of Norway and Yale University. 

    • Lecturer at Yale Autism Program Summer Course 

    • Lecturer at Yale Autism Program Distinguished Lecturer Series

    • Lecturer at UiT - Autism Seminar
    • Lecturer at UiT - Clinical psychology (4th year)
    • Lecturer at UiT - Special Needs Education

Arbeider i CRIStin


  • Øien, Roald A; Nordahl-Hansen, Anders. Norway and autism. Springer 2018 ISBN 978-1-4614-6435-8.

  • Øien, Roald A; Schjølberg, Synnve; Volkmar, Fred R.; Shic, Frederick; Cicchetti, Domenic V.; Nordahl-Hansen, Anders Johan; Stenberg, Nina; Hornig, Mady; Havdahl, Karoline Alexandra; Øyen, Anne-Siri; Ventola, Pamela; Susser, Ezra S.; Eisemann, Martin; Chawarska, Katarzyna. Clinical Features of Children With Autism Who Passed 18-Month Screening. Pediatrics 2018; Volum 141 (6). ISSN 0031-4005.s doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-3596.

  • Øien, Roald A; Nordahl-Hansen, Anders. Bias in Assessment Instruments for Autism. Springer 2018 ISBN 978-1-4614-6435-8.s 1 - 2.s doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6435-8_102217-1.

  • Øien, Roald A; Vambheim, Sara Magelssen; Hart, Logan; Nordahl-Hansen, Anders; Erickson, Craig; Wink, Logan; Eisemann, Martin; Shic, Frederick; Volkmar, Fred R.; Grodberg, David. Sex-Differences in Children Referred for Assessment: An Exploratory Analysis of the Autism Mental Status Exam (AMSE). Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 2018; Volum 48 (7). ISSN 0162-3257.s 2286 - 2292.s doi: 10.1007/s10803-018-3488-y.

  • Nordahl-Hansen, Anders; Øien, Roald A. Movie and TV Depictions of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Springer 2018 ISBN 978-1-4614-6435-8.s 1 - 5.s doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6435-8_102247-1.

  • Øien, Roald A; Hart, Logan; Schjølberg, Synnve; Wall, Carla A.; Kim, Elizabeth S.; Nordahl-Hansen, Anders; Eisemann, Martin; Chawarska, Katarzyna; Volkmar, Fred R.; Shic, Frederick. Parent-Endorsed Sex Differences in Toddlers with and Without ASD: Utilizing the M-CHAT. (fulltekst) Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 2017; Volum 47 (1). ISSN 0162-3257.s 126 - 134.s doi: 10.1007/s10803-016-2945-8.

  • Vambheim, Sara Magelssen; Øien, Roald A. Sex differences in fear of pain: item-level analysis of the Fear of Pain Questionnaire III. Journal of Pain Research 2017; Volum 2017 (10). ISSN 1178-7090.s 825 - 831.s doi: 10.2147/JPR.S128850.

  • Øien, Roald; Siper, Paige; Kolevzon, Alexander; Grodberg, David. Detecting Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children With ADHD and Social Disability. Journal of Attention Disorders 2016. ISSN 1087-0547.s doi: 10.1177/1087054716642518.

  • Øien, Roald; Eisemann, Martin. Parent-reported problems related to communication, behavior and interests in children with autistic disorder and their impact on quality of life.. (fulltekst) Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 2015. ISSN 0162-3257.

  • Nordahl-Hansen, Anders; Hart, Logan; Øien, Roald A. The Scientific Study of Parents and Caregivers of Children with ASD: A Flourishing Field but Still Work to be Done. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 2018; Volum 48 (4). ISSN 0162-3257.s 976 - 979.s doi: 10.1007/s10803-018-3526-9.

  • Nordahl-Hansen, Anders; Øien, Roald A; Fletcher-Watson, Sue. Pros and cons of character portrayals of autism on TV and film. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 2017; Volum 48 (2). ISSN 0162-3257.s 635 - 636.s doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3390-z.

  • Mathisen, Johanne Røe; Vambheim, Sara Magelssen; Øien, Roald A. Hvorfor er kvinner mer redd for smerte enn menn? forskning.no. 2017.

  • Hart, Logan; Øien, Roald A; Velasquez, E; Wang, Q; Mademtzi, M; Nordahl-Hansen, Anders; Volkmar, Fred R.; Shic, Frederick. Using Positional Tracking to Monitor Gaze in VR - Pilot Study. International Meeting for Autism Research 2017-05-10 - 2017-05-14 2017.

  • Øien, Roald A; Vambheim, Sara Magelssen; Nordahl-Hansen, Anders; Hart, Logan; Eisemann, Martin; Shic, Frederick; Grodberg, David. Sex Differences in Children Referred for Assessment: Utilizing the Autism Mental Status Exam (AMSE). International Meeting for Autism Research 2017-05-09 - 2017-05-13 2017.

  • Øien, Roald. Intervju av NRK Radio Troms om Autisme. 2016.

  • Øien, Roald A. Dette er de tidlige tegnene på autisme. 2016.

  • Mathisen, Johanne Røe; Øien, Roald A. Jenter har flest autisme-symptomer. 2016.

  • Øien, Roald A. Parenting a child with Autism and it´s siblings.. Yale School of Medicine - Distinguished lecturer series 2016-12-09 - 2016-12-09 2016.

  • Øien, Roald. Intervju med Nord-Nytt på NRK om autisme. 2016.

  • Øien, Roald. Sex differences in 17-30 months old toddlers with and without ASD. IMFAR (International Meet for Autism Research) 2016-05-11 - 2016-05-14 2016.

  • Øien, Roald. Book review: Naoki Higashida: The Reason I Jump. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 2015. ISSN 0162-3257.s doi: 10.1007/s10803-014-2355-8.

  • Øien, Roald A. Sex Differences in Autism. Foredrag 2015-10-18 - 2015-10-18 2015.

  • Øien, Roald; Eisemann, Martin. Brief Report: Parent-Reported Problems Related to Communication, Behavior and Interests in Children with Autistic Disorder and Their Impact on Quality of Life. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 2015; Volum 46 (1). ISSN 0162-3257.s 328 - 331.s doi: 10.1007/s10803-015-2577-4.

  • Øien, Roald. Parental response to diagnosis. Arctic Autism Conference 2015 2015-06-15 - 2015-06-15 2015.

  • Øien, Roald. Lois Jean Brady: Apps for Autism: An Essential Guide to Over 200 Effective Apps for Improving Communication, Behavior, Social Skills, and More!. (fulltekst) Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 2014; Volum 44 (9). ISSN 0162-3257.s doi: 10.1007/s10803-014-2134-6.

  • Øien, Roald. Asperger’s and Girls by Tony Attwood, Temple Grandin, Teresa Bolick, Catherine Faherty, Lisa Iland, Jennifer McIlwee Myers, Ruth Snyder, Sheila Wagner, and Mary Wrobel. (fulltekst) Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 2014. ISSN 0162-3257.s doi: 10.1007/s10803-014-2209-4.

  • Øien, Roald; Calac, Marina. Moldova and autism. Springer 2013 ISBN 978-1-4419-1697-6.s doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-6435-8_102112-1.

  • Øien, Roald. Norway and autism. Springer 2013 ISBN 978-1-4419-1697-6.s doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-6435-8_102106-1.

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