Egil Nygaard

Associate Professor - Department of Psychology
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Phone +47-22845156
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Room S04-26
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Visiting address Forskningsveien 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic Interests

I am interested in the combined fields of developmental psychology, neuropsychology, health psychology, social psychology and medicine. I am especially interested in preventive measures for children and adolescents. I am specialist in clinical psychology, children and adolescents, and have in my clinical work been interested in people who are in the transition from childhood to adolescents.

I was employed as Post-doc on the project “Follow up in youth, development and brain” from 2012 till 2016. The project investigates if prenatal risk factors, such as drug use during pregnancy, may be related to neurocognitive differences or differences in mental health in youth. I am active in a national research network investigating consequences of prenatal opioid exposure.

My doctoral thesis was about posttraumatic stress reactions in Norwegian children and families who survived the South East tsunami in 2004. I have also worked with other areas concerning violence and trauma, such as homicides in Norway and the terror attack at Utøya 22. July 2011.

I am part of research networks concerning people with Down syndrome, both in Norway and internationally, and have a special interest in biological risk factors for cognitive development in children with Down syndrome.

Higher education and employment history

Practice:

  • 2016 → Associate Professor in Preventive Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo

  • 2012 - 2016 Post doc, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo

  • 2007 - 2012 Researcher, National Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies

  • 2009 - 2010 Commission secretary, Olsenutvalget (Homicides in Norway), Ministry of Health and Care Services

  • 2003 - 2007 Specialist in clinical psychology, Sogn Døgnenhet (24/7 care for 10-14 years old children), Ullevål University Hospital

  • 1999 - 2003 Educational psychologist counselor, PPT, Bærum

  • 1997 -> Consultant for a variety of research projects and a clinical practice, in own firm

  • 1995 - 1997 Student scholarship, Medinova, Rikshospitalet

  • 1985 - 1999 Different jobs as an auditor and lecturer at college within economic subjects etc

Education:

  • 2012 Dr. philos

  • 2005 Specialist in clinical psychology, children and adolescents

  • 1998 Professional clinical program in psychology, University of Oslo

  • 1989 State authorized auditor, Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen

Tags: Preventive psychology, Cognitive psychology, Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, Developmental psychology, Clinical psychology and personality psychology

Publications

  • Nygaard, Egil (2017). Long-term outcomes after prenatal heroin and poly-substance exposure. Results from 20 years follow up. Show summary
  • Nygaard, Egil; Slinning, Kari; Moe, Vibeke & Walhovd, Kristine B (2017). Neurocognitive differences and mental health after prenatal opiate and polysubstance exposure.
  • Nygaard, Egil (2016). Kognitiv utvikling fra 1 år til ungdomsalder hos personer født av mødre med opiat– eller blandingsmisbruk under svangerskapet.
  • Nygaard, Egil; Slinning, Kari; Moe, Vibeke & Walhovd, Kristine B (2016). Kognitiv utvikling fra 1 år til ungdomsalder hos personer født av mødre med opiat– eller blandingsmisbruk under svangerskapet.
  • Slinning, Kari; Nygaard, Egil & Walhovd, Kristine B (2016). Barn og unge av mødre med rusproblemer. Hvordan går det med dem? Resultater fra 20 år med oppfølging.
  • Nygaard, Egil (2015). Hvordan eksponering av rus i mors mage påvirker deg senere i livet.
  • Nygaard, Egil; Walhovd, Kristine B; Slinning, Kari & Moe, Vibeke (2015). Hvordan går det med ungdom som ble utsatt for mødres opioid-og/eller blandingsmisbruk før de ble født?.
  • Nygaard, Egil; Walhovd, Kristine B; Slinning, Kari & Moe, Vibeke (2015). Hvordan går det med ungdom som ble utsatt for mødres opioid-og/eller blandingsmisbruk før de ble født?.
  • Nygaard, Egil (2014). Hvordan går det med ungdom som ble utsatt for blandingsmisbruk før de ble født?.
  • Nygaard, Egil (2014). Hvordan går det med ungdom som ble utsatt for blandingsmisbruk før de ble født?.
  • Nygaard, Egil & Walhovd, Kristine B (2014). Hvordan går det med ungdom som ble utsatt for blandingsmisbruk før de ble født?.
  • Walhovd, Kristine B & Nygaard, Egil (2014). Hjerne og kognitiv utvikling - perspektiver fra flere utvalg barn uten etablert risiko og barn født av mødre med rusproblemer.
  • Walhovd, Kristine B & Nygaard, Egil (2014). Nevrokognitiv utvikling: Dimensjonalitet og langtidsperspektiver.
  • Nygaard, Egil; Slinning, Kari; Moe, Vibeke & Walhovd, Kristine B (2013). Cognitive Abilities of Children Prenatally Exposed to Opiates and Polysubstances: A Longitudinal Study.
  • Dyb, Grete; Jensen, Tine Kristin; Thoresen, Siri; Glad, Kristin Alve & Nygaard, Egil (2012). Outreach and Follow-up in Norwegian Muncipalities After the 2011 Terror Attack.
  • Nygaard, Egil; Jensen, Tine Kristin; Dyb, Grete & Heir, Trond (2012). Posttraumatic stress reactions of Norwegian children and families after the Southeast Asian tsunami. Series of Dissertations submitted to the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo. 309.
  • Nygaard, Egil; Jensen, Tine Kristin & Dyb, Grete (2011). Association between family members posttraumatic stress reactions after the tsunami in South-East Asia December 26th 2004.
  • Nygaard, Egil (2009). A longitudinal study of posttraumatic stress reactions in Norwegian children and adolescents exposed to the 2004 tsunami.
  • Nygaard, Egil (2009). Diet intervention in Down syndrome.
  • Nygaard, Egil (2009). Diet intervention in Down syndrome. Effects of gluten free diet on cognitive development in children with Down syndrome: Suggestions for a randomized controlled trial.
  • Jensen, Tine Kristin; Dyb, Grete; Hafstad, Gertrud Sofie; Nygaard, Egil & Lindgaard, Camilla Vibe (2008). Tsunamien: Berørte barn og deres familier. Rapport. 4/2008.
  • Nygaard, Egil (1998). Sammenhengen mellom funksjonsnivå hos barn med Down syndrom og deres peptidnivå i urin og nivå av antistoffer mot matproteiner i blod.
  • Nygaard, Egil (1997). Preliminary report on the relation between the psychological functioning of children with Down syndrome and their urine peptide levels and levels of serum antibodies to food proteins.
Published Nov. 2, 2012 9:00 AM - Last modified Mar. 23, 2017 2:59 PM

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