Our research builds on the following pillars:
- activity and participation
- complex interventions
- knowledge transfer / implementation research
National health strategies emphasise health interventions that promote activity and participation in the community and society. Therefore, the group studies interventions targeting individuals or groups throughout the life span, with challenges related to work and everyday life.
The research group has its base at the Department of Occupational Therapy, Prosthetics and Orthotics at the Faculty of Health Sciences, and collaborates with a wide range of interdisciplinary research environments both nationally and internationally.
Thematic areas for our research
- Interventions to promote occupational health and participation in education
- Interventions to promote participation in everyday life occupations
Some of the projects are based at Oslo Metropolitan University. However, several of the projects have other institutions as their main address. These projects have members from our research group as collaborating researchers or as primary investigators.
See more about the projects under "Projects" further down this page.
Head of research group
More about the research group
The rationale for the three pillars guiding our research:
- Activity and participation: As a basis for developing activity-oriented interventions, occupational therapists need to develop research-based knowledge of activity and participation, both in the general population and in groups in need of health care.
- Complex interventions: This includes summarising relevant empirical knowledge and theory; development, piloting and adjustment of interventions; full-scale trials in experimental studies; and implementation in practice.
- Knowledge translation: For the effective implementation of interventions, research and practice must be linked. Development and implementation of study results take place in close collaboration between service users, clinicians and researchers. User involvement and co-production in research is therefore central to the research group's activities.
Occupational health and education
Research on work and health, interventions to promote work inclusion, workplace assessment and rapid-return-to-work interventions to promote work participation.
Participation and dropout in school, interdisciplinary school health service, the learning environment for students and service innovation projects.
- Exploring the Support-part of the Supported Employment Intervention
- The Effect Evaluation of Combined Cognitive and Vocational Interventions After Mild-to-moderate Traumatic Brain Injury: a Randomized Controlled Trial
- The Development Program for Søndre Nordstrand - The program will strengthen work inclusion in the district
- From Fountain House to Work-life
Participation in school projects
- Learning Environment and Approaches to Studying Among Occupational Therapy Students
Participation in everyday life occupations
- FITS- Flexible and Individually Tailored Home-based Health Care Services - a Study in the Context of the Trust Model
- The Assisted Living Project
- Intelligent Health:
- Intelligent Health in Suicide prevention, Examining the Feasibility of Self-help Apps
- How Can Humanoid Robots Assist Users With Disabilities in Activities of Daily Living in Their Homes? A Proposal for a PHD project within Intelligent Health
- Humanoid Robots in Hospital Settings
- Psychosocial Well-being After Stroke (med.uio.no)
- Occupational Therapy Versus Surgery in Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis: A Randomised Controlled Trial
- Reablement – A New Approach to Sustainability and Person-centeredness in Long-term Care for Older People
- Oslo University Hospital, Deptartment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- University of Oslo, Institute of Health and Society, Faculty of Medicine
- University of Stavanger
- Sense of Science, Stavanger Innovation Park
- Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Rehabilitation in Rheumatology
- Fountain House Norway
- Sunnaas Hospital
- Western University Canada, Professor Debbie Laliberte Rudman
- Queen’s University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Assistant Professor Dorothy Kessler