My name is Sigrún Sigurðardóttir, an Associate Professor at The School of Health Science at the University of Akureyri. I finished The Police Academy of Iceland 1993, Nurse RN 2001, Health Sciences, from University of Akureyri 2007, with a focus on consequence of childhood sexual abuse for women. I finished my PhD in Nursing 2017 from the University of Iceland. My Ph. D. Thesis is about: Childhood sexual abuse, consequences and Holistic Intervention. 

My research focus is on psychological trauma, violence, childhood sexual abuse, Holistic and Multi-disciplinary approach. I am in an Arctic Network: Northern Nursing Education

I am in two doctoral students committee at University of Akureyri in co-operation with seven other countries, focusing on help seeking and healing after gender based violence:

I am one of the founder of The Research Center against Violence at the University of Akureyri:

I am one of the founders of and a part time worker at Bergið headspace in Iceland, a low-threshold service for youth up to 25 years old which will open in August 2019.

If you would like to learn more about me or contact me, please check out my university webpage or email me.




Sigurdardottir, S. and Halldorsdottir, S. (2019). Screaming Body and Silent Healthcare Providers: A Case Study with a Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivor. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Psychiatric Service:

Sigurdardottir, S. and Halldorsdottir, H. (2018) Childhood Sexual Abuse: Consequences and Holistic Intervention. In Exner-Pirot, H., Norbye, B. and Butler, L. (eds.), Northern and Indigenous Health and Health Care. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: University of Saskatchewan.

Collins, P.Y., Delgado, R. A., … Sigurdardottir, S., … Wexler., L. (2018). Risins Sun: Prioritized Outcomes for Suicide Prevention in the Arctic.

Sigrún Sigurðardóttir (2017). Childhood Sexual Abuse: Consequences and Holistic Intervention. Kynferðislegt ofbeldi í æsku: Afleiðingar og heildræn meðferðarúrræði. Doktorsritgerð.

Sigurdardottir, S., Halldorsdottir, S., Bender, S. and Agnarsdottir, G. (2016).  Personal resurrection: female childhood sexual abuse survivors’ experience of the Wellness-Program. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 30(1), 175-86.

Sigurdardottir, S., Halldorsdottir, S. and Bender, S. (2014).  Consequences of childhood sexual abuse for health and well-being: Gender similarities and differences.  Scandinavian Journal of Public Health 42(3) 278-28.

Sigurdardottir, S. and Halldorsdottir S. (2013). Repressed and Silent Suffering: Consequences of Childhood Sexual Abuse for Women´s Health and Wellbeing.  Scandinavian Journal og Caring Sciences 27(2), 422-432.

Sigurðardóttir, S. Halldórsdóttir, S. and Bender, S. (2012). Deep and almost unbearable suffering: Consequences of childhood sexual abuse for men’s health and well-being.  Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences 26(4), 688–697.