Current Research Interests:
Cardiac substrate metabolism, oxygen consumption and efficiency and its role in development of cardiac dysfunction associated with to obesity and diabetes.
Treatment of obesity/diabetes (anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory treatment, exercise, nutritional supplements) with a special focus on the potential for cardioprotection.
Cardiometabolic phenotyping, using isolated perfused hearts for measurements of substrate utilization, intraventricular pressure-volume measurements, myocardial oxygen consumption, cardiac efficiency and ischemic susceptibility.
1998 PhD, University of Tromsø, Norway
1992 Master of Science, University of Tromsø, Norway
1990 Bachelor of Science, University of Oslo, Norway
2002 - Associated Professor / Professor University of Tromsø
2006 - 2007 Visiting scientist, University of Oxford, UK
1999 - 2002 Post doctoral research fellow, University of Tromsø