Specialist in clinical psychology, specialist in clinical sexology NACS, professor in sexology at the University of Agder. Has been working as a clinical psychologist since 1980. Started an education program in sexological counselling at the University of Agder in 2001 together with Esben Esther Pirelli Benestad. Full professor since 2012. First congress in sexology was in Rome in 1978. Has participated in the sexological field since then. Has been president in the Norwegian Society for Clinical Sexology for three separate periods over 35 years, has been president of the Nordic Association for Clinical sexology for two periods, Member of the EFS Advisory Board from 2010–2018, member of WAS Executive Committee since 2017.