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PhD Håvard Hamarsland

Billede af Håvard Hamarsland, PhD in Sport Science
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Håvard Hamarsland has PhD in Sport Sciences from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, where he investigated the effect of dairy protein supplementation in combination with resistance exercise. He currently holds a post-doc position at INN University of Applied Sciences. The main focus of his work is regulation of muscle mass and strength within different populations. Prior to his PhD he combined studies with working as a strength and conditioning coach in Ullern Football club. Håvard has a background from judo where he competed at a Nordic level during his junior years and later contributed to the development of the educational system for judo coaches in Norway.


Professor Truls Raastad

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Dr. Raastad holds a MSc and PhD in exercise physiology (NSSS) and a degree of nutritionist from the University of Oslo. He supervised 12 PhD and over 50 Master students in the area of exercise biology and muscle physiology. He was recently invited as a visiting researcher at the Queensland University of Technology (Australia). Dr. Raastad has published more than 100 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals and contributed to 10 book chapters (h-index = 44). He is currently is professor of exercise physiology at the department of physical performance of the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences.


PhD Therese Fostervold Mathisen

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Therese Fostervold Mathisen is a dietitian with special interests in Sports Nutrition, and holds a PhD in Exercise Science. Her recently arranged PhD work evaluated the effect from a new therapy for bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder; combining physical exercise and dietary therapy, and comparing the treatment outcomes to the currently preferred cognitive behavior therapy. 

At the time, TFM is CEO in TheMa Nutrition, offering consultations, presentation and written communication. Personal competetive sport experience comes from volleyball, powerlifting and athletic fitness.


PhD Kristin Jonvik

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Kristin obtained her in Sport Nutrition at Maastricht University/HAN University of Applied Sciences. She hasworked for Team NL Perfomance Nutrition Team as a sport dietitian for six years, counselling Olympic athletes, coaches and medical staff, with main focus on the Olympic sailors and windsurfers. Furthermore, as a researcher in sport nutrition and physiology, she finished her PhD in 2018 titled: Dietary nitrate and sports performance. Her main focus in combining the roles as researcher and sport dietitian is to translate research findings to practical dietary advices and implications to enhance (elite) sports performance. Kristin has a background in sports as a soccer player for the Norwegian female premier league and youth national teams and is currently a recreational long-distance runner.


Associate Professor Mette Hansen

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Dr. Hansen obtained her PhD at Institute of Sports Medicine, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen University in 2009. After three years as a postdoc, she has been appointed associate professor at the department for Public Health of the Aarhus University in Denmark. She has published more than 50 papers on the effects of nutrients and hormones on muscle plasticity, differentiation and performances. She has been invited to many international qualified congresses of sport sciences as a keynote lecturer and she has won several investigation awards


PhD Candidate Mads Sørensen Larsen

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Mads obtained his master degree in Sports Science from Aarhus University in 2013. Since 2015 he has been working on his PhD-thesis focusing on protein feeding strategies in relation to exercise, immobilization and aging using human models.