Magnus Strømmen was involved in establishing Centre for Obesity Research and the Obesity Clinic at St. Olavs University Hospital, Trondheim, Norway. He is today working on several research projects, often with a multidisciplinary approach. His background is nursing and is now doing a PhD in Clinical Medicine at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). His ongoing projects includes health communication, psychosocial health, evaluation of new treatments and alcohol addiction following bariatric surgery. He is also head of the Clinical Trial Facility at St. Olavs University Hospital.