Marianne Thoresen

Professor - Systems Physiology
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Phone +47 22851568
Room 2366
Visiting address Sognsvannsveien 9 Domus Medica 0372 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1103 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Academic interests

  • Circulation Physiology:
    • newborn and adult cerebral circulation
    • skin circulation and thermoregulation
  • Protection of the newborn brain:
    • animal models of brain injury
    • experimental and clinical trials of neuroprotection
    • therapeutic hypothermia and xenon


  • 1998-2011 Consultant Neonatologist and Professor in Neonatal N Neuroscience, St Michaels Hospital and University of Bristol, UK
  • 1997 Consultant  Neonatologist,Ullevaal University Hospital, Oslo
  • 1996-98 Visiting Professor (Swedish Res Council) Inst of Physiology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1995-7 Training position Pediatrics/neonatology, Ullevaal UH , Oslo
  • 1993-95 Visiting Scientist The Bloomsbury Magnetic Resonance unit, University College Hospital, London
  • 1992-94 Carreer research award, Norwegian Research Council, Inst for Exp Med Research, Ullevaal UH, Oslo
  • 1988-92 1995-97 Training position Pediatrics/neonatology, Ullevaal UH and the National Center for Epilepsy, Oslo
  • 1986-88 Post doc (NFR) The Nobel Institute for Neurophysiology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1985-86 Post doc (NFR) Ullevaal UH, Oslo
  • 1984-85 Turnus kandidat Elverum
  • 1982-83 Locum Senior Lecturer in Physiology, Inst of Physiology, UiO
  • 1975-82 Medical School UiO with 1978 as full time student researcher (physiology)
  • 1972-75 Physiotherapy work and Examen Philosophicum  UiO 1974
  • 1970-72  Oslo Physiotherapy School
  • State School education in Horten 1958-70


  • 2011: The Vice Chancellors Impact award for 2011 University of Bristol
  • 2010: Elected member of Academia Europaea
  • 2007: Elected member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
  • 2007: The Tooley lecturerer, University of San Fransisco
  • 2005: The Peter Tizard lecturerer, The Neonatal Society, United Kindom

Positions held

  • Member on steering commeettee for Randomised Controlled Trial of hypothermia during echmo treatment in neonates (The NEST trial, UK)
  • Member of data monitoring commette for RCT of cooling after perinatal asphyxia (The ICE trial, Australia) 
  • 2008-2014: Specialist advisor for National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) UK
  • 2009- Editorial Board Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management


  • Professor of Anaesthesiology John Dingley, University  Department of Anaestehsiology, University of Swansea, UK
  • Dr Xun Liu, PhD, The Neonatal Neuroscience lab, University of Bristol, UK
  • Professor Henrik Hagberg, Physiology and Obstetrics, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Professor of Physiology and Pediatrcis Alistar Gunn, University of Auckland,NZ
  • Professor of Neonatal Medicine, Drude Fugelseth, Oslo University Hospitals, section Ullevaal, Oslo 
  • Professor of  Anestesiology, Petter Andreas Steen, Universitetet of Oslo, Oslo University hospitals ,section Ullevaal, Oslo
Tags: Newborn, Organ physiology, Oxygen deprivation, Lack of oxygen, Therapeutic hypothermia and xenon inhalation, Body temperature, Peripheral circulation and cardiac function
Published Apr. 13, 2011 2:41 PM - Last modified May 20, 2021 11:13 AM