Stine Nygård

Doctoral Research Fellow - Helse-, utviklings- og personlighetspsyk

Academic interests

  • Digital and physical sexual behavior

  • Image-based sexual abuse

  • Health promotion and behavior change

PhD Project

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

Tags: Health psychology, Preventive psychology
Published Aug. 19, 2020 4:19 PM - Last modified Sep. 18, 2020 10:11 AM