Torunn Askim is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Public Health and General Practice and the Department of Neuroscience at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. Dr. Askim graduated as a Physiotherapist at Oslo University College, Norway, in 1981, and she obtained her D.M. degree in 2008. She has been working within both community-based and hospital-based rehabilitation of stroke patients and has also been lecturing at the Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Education and Social Science, South Trøndelag University College, Norway, from 1987 to 2003. In 2010, Dr. Askim was a Visiting Fellow at Florey Neuroscience Institutes in Melbourne, Australia. Her main research interests are within early physical activity and brain plasticity after stroke and within intensive motor training models for stroke patients living at home. She has been running several randomized controlled trials, like an early supported discharge trial, a constraint induced movement therapy trial, and a community-based intensive motor training trial, and she is currently running a Norwegian multisite long-term follow-up trial for patients after stroke in close cooperation with Lead Guest Editor Birgitta Langhammer.
Biography Updated on 20 November 2012