Kristin Billaud Feragen
Cand. psychol., PhD.
Current job title:
Post doc researcher/Clinical psychologist
Statped sør-øst, Oslo Cleft lip and palate team
have been working as a clinical psychologist in Oslo cleft lip and palate team since 2002. PhD in 2009 on psychosocial aspects of living with a visible difference such as a cleft. Author of a children’s book on the challenges of feeling visibly different. Current post doc research is on: 1) The consequences of living with an associated condition affecting psychological function (in addition to a cleft), and 2) To investigate associations between social experiences (positive and negative) and satisfaction with appearance in a longitudinal and developmental perspective in children and adolescents with a cleft.
Reason for joining:
To get in touch and potentially cooperate with researchers across Europe with similar interests, and discover new perspectives through other researchers/practitioners from different cultures and treatment settings.
Current research interest in relation to the COST Action:
How cleft lip and palate (and other medical conditions) relate to issues of appearance across different cultures/European countries, and impact on satisfaction/dissatisfaction with appearance.
COST Actions Outcomes:
Link to institution: www.statped.no