Randi Dovland Andersen

Associate Professor - Department of Public Health Science
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Mobile phone +47 934 53 441
Available hours After appointment
Visiting address Forskningsveien 2b 0372 Oslo
Postal address Pb 1089 Blindern 0318 Oslo
Other affiliations Institutt for pedagogikk (Student)


Associate Professor at the University of Oslo and Special Advisor/Researcher at the Department of Research at Telemark Hospital Trust. Main area of research is pain in children, in particular assessment of pain and method development. A more current stream of reseach is pain in children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, in particular cerebral palsy, as Co-Principal Investigator for the CPPain Research Program. 

Academic interests

  • Assessment of pain in non-verbal children
  • Pain in children with intellectual and developental disabilities
  • Implementation
  • Method development
  • User involvement in research

PhD supervision

Candidate Title Period Role
Olav Aga Kildal Pain interference with function in children with cerebral palsy 2019- Main supervisor
Martina Carlsson Misic (Örebro universitet) Neonatal pain assessment and management – the next step 2019- Co-supervisor
Ben Tore Henriksen Optimizing drug-related patient care and safe drug therapy during care transitions 2020- Co-supervisor
Elisabeth Rønning Rinde Lived experiences: Pain in children with cerebral palsy 2020- Main supervisor
Annette Steen-Hansen Krøglid New methods to predict pain in children with severe cerebral palsy 2022- Co-supervisor


At UiO:

GERSYK 4500 - Masteroppgave (Høst 2022/vår 2023)


Research seminars for Residents (addressing goal 13 in the common national competence modules)




PhD (Medicine), Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm 


Master in Clinical Medical Science, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm 


Nursing, Telemark University College 

Work experience


Associate Professor, Department of Nursing Science, University of Oslo


Guest Researcher, School of Health Sciences, Örebro University


Special Advisor/Researcher, Department of Research, Telemark Hospital Trust


Advisor, Department for Child and Adolescent Health Services, Telemark Hospital Trust


Prosjekt lead, Telemark Hospital Trust


Staff Nurse, Telemark Hospital Trust

Other activities and assignments

Associate Editor for Paediatric and Neonatal Pain (2019- ) 
Editorial Advisory Board Member for European Journal of Pain (2019- )
Editorial Board Member for International Journal of Nursing Studies Advances (2021- )


Tags: Pain, Children and adolescents, child health, Habilitation, nursing


  • Henriksen, Ben Tore; Krogseth, Maria; Thy Nguyen, Caroline; Mathiesen, Liv; Davies, Maren Nordsveen & Andersen, Randi Dovland [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2022). Medication management for patients with hip fracture at a regional hospital and associated primary care units in Norway: a descriptive study based on a survey of clinicians’ experience and a review of patient records . BMJ Open. ISSN 2044-6055. 12. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-064868.
  • Henriksen, Ben Tore; Andersson, Yvonne; Davies, Maren Nordsveen; Mathisen, Liv; Krogseth, Maria & Andersen, Randi D. (2022). Development and initial validation of MedHipPro-Q: a questionnaire assessing medication management of hip fracture patients in different care settings. BMC Health Services Research. ISSN 1472-6963. 22(240), p. 1–13. doi: 10.1186/s12913-022-07524-2.
  • Barney, Chantel C.; Andersen, Randi D.; Defrin, Ruth; Genik, Lara M.; McGuire, Brian E. & Symons, Frank J. (2021). Challenges in pain assessment and management among individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities: German version. Der Schmerz (Berlin. Print). ISSN 0932-433X. doi: 10.1007/s00482-021-00589-8.
  • Misic, Martina Carlsen; Andersen, Randi D.; Strand, Sofia; Eriksson, Mats & Olsson, Emma (2021). Nurses' perception, knowledge, and use of neonatal pain assessment. Paediatric and Neonatal Pain. ISSN 2379-5824. doi: 10.1002/pne2.12050.
  • Andersen, Randi Dovland; Olsson, Emma & Eriksson, Mats (2020). The evidence supporting the association between the use of pain scales and outcomes in hospitalized children: A systematic review. International Journal of Nursing Studies. ISSN 0020-7489. 115(March). doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2020.103840.
  • Olsson, Emma; Misic, Martina Carlsen; Andersen, Randi D.; Ericson, Jenny; Eriksson, Mats & Thernström Blomqvist, Ylva [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2020). Study protocol: parents as pain management in Swedish neonatal care – SWEpap, a multi-center randomized controlled trial. BMC Pediatrics. ISSN 1471-2431. 20:474, p. 1–9. doi: 10.1186/s12887-020-02356-7. Full text in Research Archive
  • Barney, Chantel; Andersen, Randi D.; Defrin, Ruth; Genik, Lara M.; McGuire, Brian E. & Symons, Frank J. (2020). Challenges in pain assessment and management among individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Pain Reports. ISSN 2471-2531. 5(4). doi: 10.1097/PR9.0000000000000822.
  • Andersen, Randi D.; Nakstad, Britt; Jylli, Leena; Campbell-Yeo, Marsha & Anderzén-Carlsson, Agneta (2019). The complexities of nurses' pain assessment in hospitalized preverbal children. Pain Management Nursing. ISSN 1524-9042. 20, p. 337–344. doi: 10.1016/j.pmn.2018.11.060.
  • Olsson, Emma; Anderzén-Carlsson, Agneta; Atladóttir, Sigridur Maria; Axelin, Anna; Campbell-Yeo, Marsha & Eriksson, Mats [Show all 11 contributors for this article] (2018). Cultural adaptation and harmonization of four Nordic translations of the revised Premature Infant Pain Profile (PIPP-R). BMC Pediatrics. ISSN 1471-2431. 1(349). doi: 10.1186/s12887-018-1322-5.
  • Andersen, Randi D.; Munsters, Josanne M. A.; Vederhus, Bente Johanne & Gradin, Maria (2018). Pain assessment practices in Swedish and Norwegian neonatal care units. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. ISSN 0283-9318. 32(3), p. 1074–1082. doi: 10.1111/scs.12553.
  • Andersen, Randi D.; Axelin, Anna; Kristjansdottir, Gudrun & Eriksson, Mats (2017). PEARL - Pain in early life: A new network for research and education. Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing. ISSN 0893-2190. 31(2), p. 91–95. doi: 10.1097/JPN.0000000000000257.
  • Andersen, Randi D.; Langius-Eklöf, Ann; Nakstad, Britt; Bernklev, Tomm & Jylli, Leena (2017). The measurement properties of pediatric observational pain scales: A systematic review of reviews. International Journal of Nursing Studies. ISSN 0020-7489. 73(August), p. 93–101. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2017.05.010.
  • Anand, Kanwaljeet J; Eriksson, Mats; Boyle, Elaine; Avila-Alvarez, Alejandro; Andersen, Randi D. & Sarafidis, Kosmas [Show all 22 contributors for this article] (2017). Assessment of Continuous Pain in Newborns admitted to NICUs in 18 European Countries. Acta Paediatrica. ISSN 0803-5253. doi: 10.1111/apa.13810.
  • Carbajal, Ricardo; Eriksson, Mats; Courtois, Emilie; Boyle, Elaine; Avila-Alvarez, Alejandro & Andersen, Randi D. [Show all 22 contributors for this article] (2015). Sedation and analgesia practices in neonatal intensive care units (EUROPAIN): results from a prospective cohort study. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. ISSN 2213-2600. 3(10), p. 796–812. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600%2815%2900331-8.
  • Ulveseter Lode, Ingrid; Andersen, Randi D. & Eriksson, Mats (2015). Bruk av hud-mot-hud-kontakt i norske nyfødt intensivavdelinger. Sykepleien Forskning. ISSN 1890-2936. p. 152–160. doi: 10.4220/Sykepleienf.2015.54359.
  • Andersen, Randi D.; Bernklev, Tomm; Langius-Eklöf, Ann; Nakstad, Britt & Jylli, Leena (2015). The COMFORT behavioural scale provides a useful assessment of sedation, pain and distress in toddlers undergoing minor elective surgery. Acta Paediatrica. ISSN 0803-5253. 104(9), p. 904–909. doi: 10.1111/apa.13045.
  • Andersen, Randi D.; Jylli, Leena & Ambuel, Bruce (2014). Cultural adaption of patient and observational outcome measures: A methodological example using the COMFORT behavioral rating scale. International Journal of Nursing Studies. ISSN 0020-7489. 51(6), p. 934–942. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2013.10.006.
  • Olsson, Emma; Andersen, Randi D.; Axelin, Anna; Jonsdottir, Rakel B; Maastrup, Ragnhild & Eriksson, Mats (2012). Skin-to-skin care in neonatal intensive care units in the Nordic countries: a survey of attitudes and practices. Acta Paediatrica. ISSN 0803-5253. 101(11), p. 1140–1146. doi: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2012.02802.x.
  • Andersen, Randi D.; Greve-Isdahl, Margrethe & Jylli, Leena (2007). The opinions of clinical staff regarding neonatal procedural pain in two Norwegian neonatal intensive care units. Acta Paediatrica. ISSN 0803-5253. 96. doi: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2007.00190.x.

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  • Henriksen, Ben Tore; Andersen, Randi D.; Krogseth, Maria; Mathiesen, Liv; Davies, Maren Nordsveen & Andersson, Yvonne (2022). 5PSQ-003 Development and applicability of the MedHipPro-Q: a questionnaire assessing medical doctors’ experience with medication management in the hip fracture patient pathway.
  • Andersen, Randi D.; Genik, Lara; Alriksson-Schmidt, Ann I.; Anderzén-Carlsson, Agneta; Burkitt, Chantel & Bruflot, Sindre Klakegg [Show all 15 contributors for this article] (2021). Pain burden in children with cerebral palsy (CPPain) survey: Study protocol. Paediatric and Neonatal Pain. ISSN 2379-5824. doi: 10.1002/pne2.12049.
  • Andersen, Randi D. (2020). To know where we came from. Paediatric and Neonatal Pain. ISSN 2379-5824. 2(2), p. 20–21. doi: 10.1002/pne2.12032.
  • Andersen, Randi D.; Barney, Chantel; Sheriko, Jordan; Bruflot, Sindre Klakegg; Andersen, Guro Lillemoen & Ramstad, Kjersti [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2019). Pain Burden in Young People with Cerebral Palsy.
  • Andersen, Randi D. (2017). Can we trust observational pain assessment scales for use in children.
  • Andersen, Randi D.; Jylli, Leena; Langius-Eklöf, Ann; Bernklev, Tomm & Nakstad, Britt (2018). Do you see my pain? Aspects of pain assessment in hospitalized preverbal children. Karolinska Institutet. ISSN 978-91-7831-015-9.

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