Our research group focuses on a combination of basic science (translational) and clinical research in the area of women’s health and perinatology. Current research focuses are fetalmaternal physiology and genetics, placenta, reproductive biology and immunology, evidence based pregnancy care and epidemiology, urogynecology and cronic pelvic pain. " /> Our research group focuses on a combination of basic science (translational) and clinical research in the area of women’s health and perinatology. Current research focuses are fetalmaternal physiology and genetics, placenta, reproductive biology and immunology, evidence based pregnancy care and epidemiology, urogynecology and cronic pelvic pain. " />

PhD Dissertations

Following PhD dissertations have been completed since 2005

Qiongjie Zhou. Thesis title: A novel risk classification system for preconception health and sero-epidemiological map of Toxoplasma, Rubella and Cytomegalovirus infections among couples planning a pregnancy in rural China: A nationwide study. August 2019. Principal supervisor: Ganesh Acharya. THESIS  

Mona Nystad. Thesis title: Role of Laeverin in the pathophysiology of preeclampsia. March, 2018. Principal supervisor: Ganesh Acharya. Co-supervisor: Vasilis Sitras. THESIS

Marit Osima. Thesis title: Cortical porosity, medullary adiposity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, serum vitamin D, parathyroyd hormone, and nonvertebral fracture. March, 2018. Principal supervisor: Åshild Bjørnerem. Co-supervisor: Erik Fink Eriksen. THESIS

Rita Kral. Thesis title: Cortical bone and fracture risk: The Tromsø study. March, 2018. Principal supervisor: Åshild Bjørnerem. Co-supervisor: Elin Richardsen THESIS

Lotta Herling. Thesis title: Functional studies of human fetal heart with tissue Doppler imaging. April, 2018. Principal supervisor: Ganesh Acharya. Co-supervisors: Magnus Westgren, Peter Lindgren, Sven-Erik Sonesson. THESIS defended in Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Amarnath Bhide. Thesis title: Effect of Hypoxia on fetal cardiac function. August, 2017. Principal supervisor: Ganesh Acharya. Co-supervisor: Juha Rasanen. THESIS

Signe Egenberg. Thesis title: Multi-professional simulation training on postpartum hemorrhage in Tanzania and Norway. A quasi-experimental, pre- vs. post-intervention study. May 2017. Principal supervisor: Lars Edvin Bru. Co-supervisor: Pal Oian. THESIS

Åse Lillian Vårtun. Thesis title: Dynamic functional assessment of maternal hemodynamics in human pregnancy. September 2016. Principal supervisor: Ganesh Acharya. Co-supervisors: Purusotam Basnet and Kari Flo. THESIS

May Wenche Jøraholmen. Thesis title: Surface modification of liposomes increases drug efficacy in local vaginal therapy. May 2016. Principal supervisor: Natasa Skalko-Basnet. Co-supervisors: Purusotam Basnet and Ganesh Acharya. THESIS

Stine Andreasen.  Claims for compensation after alleged birth injury in Norway. A study of obstetric claims to the Norwegian System of Compensation to Patients from 1994-2008. September 2015. Principal supervisor: Pål Øian. THESIS

Nils Thomas Songstad. Cardiovascular adaptation in pregnancy: Effects of angiotensin II, transverse aorta constriction and high-intensity interval training on pregnant rats. September 2014. Principal Supervisor: Ganesh Acharya. THESIS

Mona Stedenfeldt. Obstetric anal sphincter injuries: Risk factors, episiotomy characteristics, and pelvic floor dysfunction. November 2013. Principal Supervisor: Pål Øian. THESIS

Lotta Halvorsen og Hilde Nerum. Phykiske belastninger ved svangerskap og fødsel: Med fokus på fødselsangst, ønske om keisersnitt og tidligere seksuelle overgrep. March 2013. Principal Supervisor: Pål Øian. THESIS

Stine Bernitz. Differentiated birth care for low-risk women: Medical and economic perspetive. March 2013. Principal Supervisor: Pål Øian. THESIS

Alice Beathe Andersgaard. Eclampsia, maternal deaths, and hypertensive diseases of pregnancy and long term maternal health risk. November 2011. Pricipal Supervisor: Pål Øian. THESIS

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Kari Flo. Maternal systemic haemodynamic and placental circulation in the second half of pregancy: A longitudinal study. September 2010. Principal Supervisor: Ganesh Acharya.

Martha Hentemann. In vitro preimplantation embryo development in the mouse model up to blastocyst stage: Implications for human IVF. April 2010. Principal Supervisor: Kjell Bertheussen.

Tommi Vimpeli. Fetal cardiac output and its distribution to the placenat and brain at 11 to 20 weeks gestation. September 2009. Principal Supervisor: Ganesh Acharya THESIS

Vasilis Sitras. Gene Expression of Profile of Normal and Compromised Placentas. June 2009 Principal Supervisor: Ganesh Acharya THESIS

 

Toril Kolås. Cesarean deliveries in Norway. Indications, complications and neonatal outcome. 2008. Principal Supervisor: Pål Øian.

Ellen Blix. Innkomst-ctg. En vurdering av testens prediktive verdier, reliabilitet og effekt. Betydningfor jordmødre i deres daglige arbeid. Principal Supervisor: Pål Øian.

Ganesh Acharya. The Umbilical Circulation. A Doppler Ultrasonographic Study. June, 2005. Principal Supervisor: Torvid Kiserud.