Assistant professor at the Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences. Research areas include children with disabilities and their families, such as parental empowerment, child participation in family and recreational activities, and services directed at children and families. Teaches and supervises students at bachelor's and master's level related to the field of physiotherapy for children and youth. Involved in the multiprofessional teaching project INTERACT and member of the research groups (Re)habilitation – Individuals, Services and Society and CHILDLIFE.
Optimizing parental health literacy amongst immigrants (OPAL)
The aim of the OPAL project is to develop knowledge about health literacy of immigrant parents, as well as design and evaluate solutions to promote their health literacy.
Kalleson, Runa; Jahnsen, Reidun Birgitta; Østensjø, Sigrid (2021). Comprehensiveness, Coordination and Continuity in Services Provided to Young Children with Cerebral Palsy and Their Families in Norway. Child Care in Practice .
Kalleson, Runa; Jahnsen, Reidun Birgitta; Østensjø, Sigrid (2021). Exploring participation in family and recreational activities among children with cerebral palsy during early childhood: how does it relate to motor function and parental empowerment?. Disability and Rehabilitation .
Toverød, Hanna Schultze; Pollen, Silje Pernille; Kalleson, Runa; Riiser, Kirsti
Fysioterapeuters erfaringer fra samarbeid med foreldre i behandlingen av barn med medfødt klumpfot - en kvalitativ studie.
Valla, Lisbeth; Slinning, Kari; Kalleson, Runa; Wentzel-Larsen, Tore; Riiser, Kirsti (2020). Motor skills and later communication development in early childhood: results from a population -based study. Child: Care, Health and Development . Vol. 46.
Kalleson, Runa; Jahnsen, Reidun Birgitta; Østensjø, Sigrid
Empowerment in families raising a child with cerebral palsy during early childhood: Associations with child, family and service characteristics.
Child: Care, Health and Development
Kalleson, Runa (2021). Facets of life in families caring for a young child with cerebral palsy A longitudinal cohort study exploring parental empowerment, child participation in real-life activities and services received by the families. ISBN: 978-82-8364-331-2. 159 p.
Kalleson, Runa (2021). Viktige sider ved livet i familier med små barn med CP: Foreldres empowerment, barns deltakelse i ulike aktiviteter og tjenester rettet mot familiene. NorCP webinar. Norsk kvalitets- og oppfølgingsregister for cerebral parese (NorCP).
Kalleson, Runa; Skagestad, Linn Julie; Mollestad, Sosan Asgari (2020). Why care about culture? Encountering diversity in a paediatric rehabilitation context. Nicholls, David; Groven, Karen Synne; Anjum, Rani Lill; Kinsella, Anne Elisabeth (Ed.). Mobilizing Knowledge in Physiotherapy Critical Reflections on Foundations and Practices. Routledge.
Kalleson, Runa; Jahnsen, Reidun Birgitta; Østensjø, Sigrid (2019). Empowerment hos foreldre til førskolebarn med cerebral parese – forløp og sammenhenger. Norsk Akademi for Habiliteringsforsknings årlige konferanse. Norsk Akademi for Habiliteringsforskning.
Kalleson, Runa; Jahnsen, Reidun Birgitta; Østensjø, Sigrid (2019). Empowerment trajectories among parents of young children with cerebral palsy. European Academy of Childhood Disability Conference. European Academy of Childhood Disability.