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May Grydeland

Associate Professor
Department of Physical Performance
+47 23 26 23 20 / +47 476 19 104

Area of responsibility

Associate professor, research and teaching, responsible for swimming, lifesaving and CPR. Head of NIH Exercise Oncology Group.


Physical activity and physical fitness among children and adolescents, exercise oncology, childhood cancer survivors.


Swimming, lifesaving and CPR.

Short biography

May has a professional background in physical activity and health and physical education from NIH. She has a master's degree (cand scient) in measuring physical activity among children and young people (2001), and a doctorate (PhD) in the prevention of obesity among children and adolescents. The doctoral thesis was a school-based intervention study (RCT) on the effect of increased physical activity and a healthy diet on weight development in children and adolescents in Norway (the HEIA study). May has previously worked as a school teacher, as a consultant in the Norwegian Directorate of Health and as an associate professor at Oslo MET. May was appointed Associate Professor at NIH / IFP in 2014



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