Anne Marit Mengshoel

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Phone +47 22845375
Visiting address Forskningsveien 3A Harald Schjelderups hus inng.2 3.etg 0373 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1089 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Research interests

My research interests are related to clinical research questions in primary health care and rehabilitation within rheumatology. In particular, fatigue, functioning, as well as how it is like to live with and become better from chronic illnesses are central. Recently, my research has also included co-production of knowledge by bridging clinical experiences and research evidence to develop clinical practice.   

Academic interests

  • Recovery and self-management
  • Functioning, fatigue and pain
  • Musculoskeletal disorders and rheumatic inflammatory diseases
  • Quantitative and qualitative methodology

Courses taught

Master in interdisciplinary Health Sciences:

  • Helsef 4100 Theory in Health Sciences
  • Helsef 4301 Scientific project planning
  • Helsef 4302 Data Analysis
  • Helsef 4404 Function and function evaluation
  • Helsef 4500 Master in Health Sciences

PhD course

  • Writing a thesis


  • Professor Dep. Health Sciences from 2004-
  • Associate professor Dep. Health Sciences 2000-04
  • PhD, University of Oslo, the Medical Faculty 1998
  • Supervisor of physiotherapy students in clinical work, PhD student and FOU-leader at Oslo Sanitetsforenings Rheumatism Hospital 1985-2000
  • Physiotherapist in primary health care 1975-85
  • Specialist in manual therapy 1984.
  • Registered physiotherapist 1974
  • Pedagogy, University of Oslo 1970-71


  • 2016   The Quality Assurance in master- and bachelor education awarded by the Medical Faculty, University of Oslo
  • 2011   NOKUT quality in higher education awarded to the Dep Health Sciences
  • 2006    “Musculoskeletal Award” – awarded by the Group for Manual Therapy, Norwegian Physiotherapy Association
  • 1995    ”Rehabilitation – it works”. Awarded by the Norwegian Physiotherapy Association, sponsored by Gjensidige Insurance Company.
  • 1991    “Sport and Health” - Group for Sport Medicine and Sport Physiotherapy, Norwegian Physiotherapy Association - sponsored by Vital Insurance Company

Positions (recently)

  • Panel member of the Norwegian Women Association (2019 - ) 
  • Mentor programme for female postdoctors at the University of Oslo (2020-2021) 
  • Panel member of the Research Professorships program,  National Institute of Health Research, England (2015 - 2020)
  • Member of the COST network group of Chronic fatigue/ME in the EU, (2016 - 2020)
  • Leader of the research group- Illness, Recovery and Health, now SELMA until 2019

Collaboration (currently)

Clinicians at  Lillehammer Rheumatism Hospital, Oslo Metropolitan University, VID, Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Finland, Keele University, UK.

Published Apr. 13, 2011 2:44 PM - Last modified June 16, 2021 1:44 PM