Student representatives

Student representative NTNU
Student representative NTNU
Atle Austnes Kongsvold (NTNU)

I have a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in human movement science from NTNU in Trondheim. For my master’s, I conducted a validation study of objective measurements of physical activity. Since I completed my master’s in 2016, I have continued working with this topic, and from August 2017 to February 2019 I was co-responsible for the data collection of objective physical activity measurements in The Trøndelag Health Study, where we collected data of approximately 38,000 individuals. I will be analysing these data during my PhD, that I started in September this year, at the Department of Public Health and Nursing at NTNU. The main goal is to identify determinants of physical activity – why are some people active, while others are not? I feel a lot of ownership to the data material and I look forward to work with it. In my spare time, I like to go for a run, and I’m also a fan of climbing.


student representative
Student representative UiB
Dagrun Slettebø Daltveit (UiB)

I am a statistician and a PhD candidate at UiB. In my project «Cancer risk in families with children with birth defects», I am studying associations between congenital birth defects and risk of cancer in children, as well as their siblings and parents. The project involves register data from four Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The project is part of a larger Nordic collaboration project: “Nordic Countries Linked Birth and Cancer Registries Cohort Project”. The first paper has recently been published: Cancer risk in individuals with major birth defects: large Nordic population based case-control study among children, adolescents, and adults.


Scientific Leader: Torkjel M. Sandanger (UiT – The Arctic University of Norway)
Tom Ivar Lund Nilsen (NTNU)
Trond Riise (The University of Bergen)
Per Nafstad (The University of Oslo)
Magne Thoresen
Karl-Christian Nordby (National Institute of Occupational Health, Oslo)
Magne Nylenna (Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo)
Trude Robsahm (The Cancer Registry of Norway) 
Former EPINOR International Advisory Board
Professor Paolo Vineis
Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health
Professor David Leon
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Professor Marie Reilly
Karolinska Institutet
Professor Elsebeth Lynge
University of Copenhagen
Professor Henrik Toft Sørensen
Aarhus University
Professor Anne Tjønneland
University of Copenhagen

The EPINOR consortium

The EPINOR consortium



UiT – Norges Arktiske Universitet
Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet
Institutt for samfunnsmedisin v/Bente Evjen Schøning
Breivika, 9019 Tromsø