Digital and physical sexual behavior
Image-based sexual abuse
Health promotion and behavior change
My doctoral research project seeks to generate insights into the characteristics, contexts, and consequences of image-based sexual abuse (IBSA; McGlynn and Rackley, 2017). Specifically, the study focuses on the experiences of adolescents and emerging adults in Norway who have been subjected to, or have subjected others to, nonconsensual distribution of private sexual images.
For the purpose of collecting rich and comprehensive data on this growing social issue, the study will employ a two-phased mixed methods design. The first strand of research will be qualitative and aim to provide answers to questions regarding how victims experience and manage IBSA, and how perpetrators understand the causes and consequences of their actions. The second strand of research will be quantitative and build on findings from the prior studies to examine psychosocial correlates of IBSA victimization and perpetration experiences.
2020 → Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo
2018 – 2019 Research assistant, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo
2016 – 2018 M.Phil in Psychology, Major in Health, Development and Society, University of Oslo
2011 – 2013 B.A. in Psychology, University of Tromsø