My podcast guest is Katrina Roen, Professor of Cultural and Community Psychology at the University of Oslo. On this episode, Katrina discusses the SENS project, which relates to the topic of intersex or diverse sex development. The SENS project is a British-Scandinavian research collaboration with collaborators at University College London Hospitals and University of Surrey.



SENS Project website:


Katrina Roen, University of Oslo

Peter Hegarty, University of Surrey

Tove Lundberg, Lund University

Lih-Mei Liao and Sarah Creighton, University College London Hospitals

Related publications:

Roen, K., Hegarty, P., Liao, L.-M., & Creighton, S. (2018). Vaginal construction and treatment providers’ experiences: a qualitative analysis. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. doi:10.1016/j.jpag.2018.01.001

Hegarty, P., Lundberg, T., Liao, L-M., Creighton, S., Prandelli, M. & Roen, K. (under review). Drawing the Line between Essential and Non-Essential Interventions on Intersex Traits with European Healthcare Professionals.

Lundberg, T., Roen, K., Hirschberg, A.L. & Frisén, L. (2016). “It’s part of me, not all of me”: Young women’s experiences of receiving a diagnosis related to diverse sex development. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology, 29(4), 338-343. doi: Available at:

Lundberg, T., Lindström, A., Roen, K. & Hegarty, P. (2016). From knowing nothing to knowing now: Parents’ experiences of caring for their children with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 42(5), 520-529. doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jsw001 Available at:

Tagged on: