Areas of Expertise
- Implementation of evidence-based treatments and implementation in low- and middle-income settings
- Psychosocial response to crises and disasters
- Statistical analyses using R
Nora Braathu is a PhD student in the field of global mental health. She has a masters degree in psychology from the University of Oslo, and has experience working with implementation projects, including implementation of TF-CBT in child outpatient clinics. She has also worked with the evaluation of research applications, psychosocial consequences of COVID-19 and was part of developing a plan for psychosocial support for affected inhabitants of the Gjerdrum landslide.
Her academic interests include implementation science, global health and trauma and violence research. Her current PhD project focuses on implementing the mhGAP-IG in primary schools in Uganda. The mhGAP is a framework developed by the WHO to increase mental health literacy and scale up services in low- and middle-income countries.
- 2022-2029 Implementation of TF-CBT at Norwegian Child and Adolescents’ Mental Health Clinics
- 2022-2023 Therapist-reported knowledge, prevalence, and treatment of problematic and harmful sexual behavior among youth receiving services in Norwegian Child and Adolescent Mental Health Clinics
- 2021-2025 TF-CBT in Norwegian Child Advocacy Centers
- 2021-2023 The landslide disaster in Gjerdrum municipality: Early intervention and health trajectories after mass trauma
- 2021-2026 TREAT INTERACT: Implementing a user involved education- and health system INTERACTive task-shifting approach for child mental health promotion in Uganda
Scientific articles and chapters
Egeland, K. M., Borge, R. H., Peters, N., Bækkelund, H., Braathu, N., Sklar, M., . . . Skar, A. M. S. et al. (2023). Individual-level associations between implementation leadership, climate, and anticipated outcomes: a time-lagged mediation analysis. Implementation Science Communications, 4(1), 1-12. doi:10.1186/s43058-023-00459-7
Bowker, J. C., Sette, S., Ooi, L. L., Bayram-Ozdemir, S., Braathu, N., Bølstad, E., . . . Coplan, R. J. et al. (2022). Cross-cultural measurement of social withdrawal motivations across 10 countries using multiple-group factor analysis alignment. International Journal of Behavioral Development. doi:10.1177/01650254221132774
Braathu, N., Bølstad, E., Bowker, J. C., & Coplan, R. J. (2022). Evaluating Links between Social Withdrawal Motivations and Indices of Psychosocial Adjustment among Norwegian Emerging Adults. The Journal of Genetic Psychology. doi:10.1080/00221325.2022.2094210
Braathu, N., Laukvik, E. H., Egeland, K. M., & Skar, A. M. S. (2022). Validation of the Norwegian versions of the Implementation Leadership Scale (ILS) and Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) in a mental health care setting. BMC Psychology. doi:10.1186/s40359-022-00725-8
Jensen, T., Braathu, N., Birkeland, M. S., Ormhaug, S. M., & Skar, A. M. S. (2022). Complex PTSD and treatment outcomes in TF-CBT for youth: A naturalistic study. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 13(2), 1-11. doi:10.1080/20008066.2022.2114630
Skar, A. M. S., Braathu, N., Jensen, T., & Ormhaug, S. M. (2022). Predictors of nonresponse and drop-out among children and adolescents receiving TF-CBT: investigation of client-, therapist-, and implementation factors. BMC Health Services Research, 22(1), 1-13. doi:10.1186/s12913-022-08497-y
Skar, A. M. S., Braathu, N., Peters, N., Bækkelund, H., Endsjø, M., Babaii, A., Borge, R. H., Wentzel-Larsen, T., Ehrhart, M. G., Sklar, M., Brown, C. H., Aarons, G. A., & Egeland, K. M. (2022). A stepped-wedge randomized trial investigating the effect of the Leadership and Organizational Change for Implementation (LOCI) intervention on implementation and transformational leadership, and implementation climate. BMC Health Services Research, 22(1). doi:10.1186/s12913-022-07539-9
Egeland, K. M., Skar, A. M. S., Babaii, A., Borge, R. H., Braathu, N., Bækkelund, H., Endsjø, M., Granly, L., Hansen, K. S., Husebø, G. K., & Peters, N. (2022). Implementering av traumebehandling i spesialisthelsetjenesten: En nasjonal implementering av behandling av posttraumatisk stresslidelse (PTSD) for barn og voksne. Nasjonalt kunnskapssenter om vold og traumatisk stress. (Rapport Nr 1 2022).
Braathu, N., Braathu, N., Borge, R. H., Peters, N., Endsjø, M., Skar, A. M. S., Laukvik, E. H., & Egeland, K. M. (2021 November). Validation of Six Instruments Used in Evidence-Based Practice Implementation. Paper presented at Fagkonferanse om forskningsbasert implementeringskunnskap, Oslo.