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Prof Steinar Hunskaar
University of Bergen, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, Section for General Practice

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Steinar Hunskaar

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Profession:Epidemiologist
Qualifications:PhD Professor
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Steinar Hunskaar is professor of general practice and primary care at Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen, Norway. He has also served as Dean of the Research curriculum, School of Medicine, and Vice Dean of Education (2017-2021). He was trained in neurophysiology and later in internal medicine and general practice. His doctoral thesis dealt with pain mechanisms in the spinal cord.

Prof. Hunskaar’s main research field is epidemiology of urinary incontinence in women, and he has been principal investigator for several large epidemiological projects. Hunskaar has published a large number of papers about clinical and epidemiological aspects of incontinence in international journals, including the most distinguished like New England Journal of Medicine and BMJ. He was a member of the Cochrane review group for incontinence from the start. He was chair of the Committee on Epidemiology for the three first International WHO/UICC Consultation on Incontinence (1998, 2001, and 2004). He has been an ICS trustee 2013/2014 and member of ICS Scientific Committee 2008/2011 and 2016/2018.

Prof. Hunskaar has also edited several books, his most famous work is the 800 pp Norwegian textbook of general practice, a well known work all over Scandinavia and Estland. He has also received national and international awards for teaching and research activities.

Prof Steinar Hunskaar declared on the Thursday 4th January 2018 that they did not have any existing or known future financial relationships or affiliations to disclose (NONE).

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