Previously, I have been involved with research projects on prostaglandin- and steroid pheromones in fishes. Also, I have conducted research on energy balance in Arctic charr. That project was a part of a bigger project that was a cooperation between University of Iceland, the Agricultural University at Hólar, Institute of Freshwater Fisheries and Agricultural Research Institute, and was named: Development of methods to control growth and sexual maturation in Arctic charr. Over the last several years I have been mainly involved with research in three areas:
A) Research of physical activity in children, adults and elderly by questionnaires and accelerometers. Although this involves methodology and analysis, it also looks at the relationship of physical activity with fitness, body composition and various health risk factors. I am cooperation with several foreign and Icelandic researchers in this area.
B) Research on electromyography (EMG) and its use in identifying fatigue. These researches involves understanding the changes that occur in EMG during various types of fatigue and how it affects movement patterns of humans.
C) Research and testing of fitness. Among other projects, we have developed a new test to measure anaerobic threshold (lactate threshold) that is easier to administer and more reliable than older tests.