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Gerd Marie Solstad

Gerd Marie Solstad


Gerd Marie Solstad is a researcher at the department of youth at Norwegian Social Research – NOVA. Her research is rooted in sociological perspectives, and oriented towards topics that include social change, violence and abuse, socioeconomic inequality, and inclusion/exclusion in organized sport. Solstad holds a PhD in sport science (2019) from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Department of Cultural and Social Studies.

Research groups

Research projects

  • Digital Sexual Violence against Children and Adolescents

    The project will, in a comprehensive literature review, map existing knowledge about digital sexual violence against children and adolescents.

  • Evaluation of "Sport for all in Oslo"

    In this research, NOVA at OsloMet, in collaboration with the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, evaluate the program «Sport for all in Oslo» from its inception in 2018 until 2024.

  • Participation in Sports among Norwegian Youth

    The aim of the research project is to gain new knowledge about the social position and status of sport participation among young people in Norway.

  • Sexual Culture in Youth

    The project will investigate how young people negotiate, experience and handle issues related to sexuality, sexual health and risk - in light of both contemporary youth culture, and other social and societal conditions.

  • Sports Research at the Ungdata Centre

    The project aims to update and widen our knowledge about participation in sports and physical activity and experiences with sports among children and young people in Norway.