Research & Action Report Fall/Winter 2012
The Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) is pleased to welcome Anne Mari Undheim, Ph.D., as a Visiting Senior Scholar at the Centers for the 2012-2013 school year. Undheim is an associate professor at the Regional Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental health at the medical faculty of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondehim, Norway. Undheim earned her M.A. in educational psychology at NTNU, and her Ph.D. in Clinical Medicine, also at NTNU. Since 1990, Undheim has been working in the child psychiatry field. Her research and teaching focuses on dyslexia, mental health problems, school and stress factors, bullying, at-risk children, the impact of daycare on young children, and teacher-child relationships in school. At WCW, Undheim will focus on studying young children in daycare settings and conducting research on child development and resilience. She is currently working on a national study on child care. Undheim is also studying bullying in schools, focusing on the possible suicidal thoughts and on coping mechanisms among bullied school children. Welcome!