Kristin Bjordal has, since 2014, been the head of the regional Research Support Services, Oslo University Hospital, Norway, and a professor and the University of Oslo. Kristin co-leads Work Package 7. Before that, she was working as senior consultant and head of unit in medical oncology and radiotherapy at the Norwegian Radium Hospital.

She started her research in 1990 and her PhD “Quality of life in patients treated for head and neck cancer, methodological and clinical issues”, University of Oslo 1996, was strongly influenced by the EORTC. Since 1990, she has been actively involved in various projects in the EORTC Quality of Life Group, such as the development of module development guidelines and the EORTC QLQ-HN35 and the start of the Item bank – later Item library. The last couple of years, she has been the co-chair of the PMDC (project and module development committee) and member of the Executive Committee of the EORTC Quality of Life Group.

She really enjoys discussions and collaborations with students and colleagues and is now happy to be able to use these experiences in this large SISAQOL-IMI-project. As the co-chair of WP7, the main challenge will be to facilitate a process that will end up with a widely recognized consensus-based international recommendation for analysis and interpretation of PRO results.