Arnhild Bakken

  • Research coordinator; PhD

Mini CV


  • PhD, Norwegian School of Sports Sciences, Oslo in collaboration with Aspetar Hospital, Doha, Qatar, 2013-2018
  • Msc Sports Physiotherapy, Norwegian School of Sports Sciences, Oslo, 2011
  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh Scotland, 2003

Work record (selected)

  • Research coordinator, Oslo University Hospital Ullevål, 2018 – present
  • Associated Professor II, Oslo Metropolitan University, 2023 – present
  • Post Graduate Researcher (PhD Fellow), Aspetar Hospital, Doha Qatar, 2013-2016
  • Senior Physiotherapist, Oslo University Hospital Ullevål, main working field Cardiac rehabilitation, 2007-2013 and 2017-2018

Awards, committees, memberships

  • Awarded AlfaCare price for best oral presentation at The 13th Scandinavian Congress of Medicine and Science in Sports, Norefjell Norway, 2016
  • Member of European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
  • Member of clinical and research Cardiac Physiotherapy Committee, 2011-2013


  • Examination, supervision, mentoring

Research Areas

  • Clinical trials science
  • Clinical trials execution
  • Regulatory and administrative study conduct
  • Registry-based study design
  • Athlete health screening

Publications 2024

Kristensen AMD, Munkhaugen J, Halvorsen S, Olsen MH, Bakken A, Sehested TSG, Ruddox V, Lange T, Fagerland MW, Torp-Pedersen C, Prescott E, Atar D (2024)
The Danish-Norwegian randomized trial on beta-blocker therapy after myocardial infarction: Design, rationale, and baseline characteristics
Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Pharmacother, 10 (3), 175-183
DOI 10.1093/ehjcvp/pvad093, PubMed 38017624

Publications 2023

Atar D, Bakken A, Munkhaugen J (2023)
Achieving the unachievable: How to optimize lipid-lowering therapy in survivors of acute myocardial infarction
Kardiol Pol, 81 (4), 327-329
DOI 10.33963/KP.a2023.0087, PubMed 37144720

Publications 2019

McCunn R, Blackburne C, Newton F, Carroll N, Bakken A, Ryan D, McCall A (2019)
Accounting for multiple injuries does not improve the Functional Movement Screen (FMS (TM)) as a tool to identify injury risk among English Premier League academy football players: a 3-season prospective cohort study
Sci. Med. Football, 3 (3), 251-254
DOI 10.1080/24733938.2019.1595114

Publications 2018

Bakken A, Targett S, Bere T, Eirale C, Farooq A, Mosler AB, Tol JL, Whiteley R, Khan KM, Bahr R (2018)
Muscle Strength Is a Poor Screening Test for Predicting Lower Extremity Injuries in Professional Male Soccer Players: A 2-Year Prospective Cohort Study
Am J Sports Med, 46 (6), 1481-1491
DOI 10.1177/0363546518756028, PubMed 29533672

Mosler AB, Weir A, Serner A, Agricola R, Eirale C, Farooq A, Bakken A, Thorborg K, Whiteley RJ, Hölmich P, Bahr R, Crossley KM (2018)
Musculoskeletal Screening Tests and Bony Hip Morphology Cannot Identify Male Professional Soccer Players at Risk of Groin Injuries: A 2-Year Prospective Cohort Study
Am J Sports Med, 46 (6), 1294-1305
DOI 10.1177/0363546518763373, PubMed 29585730

Publications 2017

Bakken A, Targett S, Bere T, Eirale C, Farooq A, Tol JL, Whiteley R, Khan KM, Bahr R (2017)
The functional movement test 9+ is a poor screening test for lower extremity injuries in professional male football players: a 2-year prospective cohort study
Br J Sports Med, 52 (16), 1047-1053
DOI 10.1136/bjsports-2016-097307, PubMed 28512188

Steenstrup SE, Bakken A, Bere T, Patton DA, Bahr R (2017)
Head injury mechanisms in FIS World Cup alpine and freestyle skiers and snowboarders
Br J Sports Med, 52 (1), 61-69
DOI 10.1136/bjsports-2017-098240, PubMed 29133295

van Dyk N, Bahr R, Burnett AF, Whiteley R, Bakken A, Mosler A, Farooq A, Witvrouw E (2017)
A comprehensive strength testing protocol offers no clinical value in predicting risk of hamstring injury: a prospective cohort study of 413 professional football players
Br J Sports Med, 51 (23), 1695-1702
DOI 10.1136/bjsports-2017-097754, PubMed 28756392

Publications 2016

Bakken A, Targett S, Bere T, Adamuz MC, Tol JL, Whiteley R, Wilson MG, Witvrouw E, Khan KM, Bahr R (2016)
Health conditions detected in a comprehensive periodic health evaluation of 558 professional football players
Br J Sports Med, 50 (18), 1142-50
DOI 10.1136/bjsports-2015-095829, PubMed 27012663

Publications 2015

Bere T, Alonso JM, Wangensteen A, Bakken A, Eirale C, Dijkstra HP, Ahmed H, Bahr R, Popovic N (2015)
Injury and illness surveillance during the 24th Men's Handball World Championship 2015 in Qatar
Br J Sports Med, 49 (17), 1151-6
DOI 10.1136/bjsports-2015-094972, PubMed 26282368

Publications 2011

Bakken A, Bere T, Bahr R, Kristianslund E, Nordsletten L (2011)
Mechanisms of injuries in World Cup Snowboard Cross: a systematic video analysis of 19 cases
Br J Sports Med, 45 (16), 1315-22
DOI 10.1136/bjsports-2011-090527, PubMed 22085990

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