Senior scientist at the Virology Department of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo, Norway. Åshild Kristine was born on 15 November 1961. In 1987 she graduated from the Norwegian Institute of Technology at the University of Trondheim, Norway. She received the rank of civil engineer in biotechnology. She received her doctoral degree in biotechnology at the University of Oslo, Norway in 1996. Since 2001 to present, she has worked the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo, Norway.
Since 2013 to present, Åshild Kristine has served as Chairwoman of the Advisory Committee on Food and Feed for the Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms at the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment in Oslo, Norway.
Since 2015 to present, she has been professionally responsible for reference information on tick-borne encephalitis. As the Scientific Coordinator of the Virology Department, she is in charge of creating a national and international network for tick-borne diseases, strengthening international capacity in Poland and Nepal and supervising the training of graduate and undergraduate students.
Since 2017 to present, she has been Professor at the Department of Natural Sciences and Environmental Health of the Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences at the University of Southeast Norway, Bø.
Since 2009 to present, Åshild Kristine has worked as GMO Risk Assessment Consultant at the Norwegian Nutrition Safety Committee.
Since 2012 to present, she has worked at the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment under the Norwegian Food Safety Authority and Directorate for Nature Management as a member of the panel on risk assessment of genetically modified organisms. Since 2012 to present, she has been a committee member at the Norwegian Society of Tick-borne Diseases, as well as project manager for the Barents Region projects B1209, B13106 and B1412 on dealing with the establishment of a tick-borne disease surveillance network in the Barents Region and in the northern and western parts of Norway, funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services.