Dr. Kristin Heggdal (b. 1959) has developed the concept and theory of Bodyknowledging. The concept is based on many years of research in which people living with long-term health problems and health care personnel have been involved in its development and application.

She has a PhD. in Nursing Science. She is experienced in research and in lecturing in nursing as well as in supervising master and doctoral students from different health disciplines.  She has worked as a clinical nurse in different fields of healthcare. She has experience from using Bodyknowledging concept in practice.

Heggdal is now Head of Research and Professor at Lovisenberg Diaconal University College in Oslo, Norway.

Heggdal is also running her own firm in which the further development and implementation of the Health Service of Bodyknowledging, is central.

 Kristin Heggdal