Background and activities
Present postion: Professor in Health Science. Edu.: Reg. nurse (1983), Stavanger Highest academical degree: Doctoral degree in Sociology (2000) from NTNU.
Member of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences & Letters.
Research areas: Disability Studies, Children & Welfare, Social inclusion/exclusion in childhood and Participation
Teaching at Master level:
- Children & Welfare I and II
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Disability Studies
- Health sociology
Teaching at PhD level:
- Children of the Welfare State
- Social eksclusion and inclusion in childhood
- Health sociology
International collaboration: Member of the Academic Advisory Board of teh Austrian project: 'Inclusive Spaces' (2015 - 2017), Queraum and University of Vienna.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2017) A "visitor in the class": Marginalization of students using AAC in mainstream education classes. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities. vol. 29 (3).
- (2017) ‘So, how does one define a friendship?’: Identifying friendship among students using AAC in inclusive education settings. European Journal of Special Needs Education.
- (2016) When everyday life becomes a storm on the horizon: families’ experiences of good mental health while hiking in nature. Anthropology & Medicine. vol. 23 (1).
- (2016) Disability leisure: in what kind of activities, and when and how do youths with intellectual disabilities participate?. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research.
- (2016) Friendship between children using augmentative and alternative communication and peers: A systematic literature review. Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability.
- (2015) Deaf and hearing high-school students' expectations for the role of educational sign-language interpreter. Society, health and vulnerability.
- (2015) Taking home-based services into everyday life; older adults' participation with service providers in the context of receiving home-based services. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research. vol. 17 (1).
- (2014) Self-determination of pupils with intellectual disabilities in Norwegian secondary school. European Journal of Special Needs Education. vol. 29 (3).
- (2014) ‘Talking bodies’: Power and counter-power between children and adults in day care. Childhood. vol. 21 (2).
- (2013) Development and change in disabled children's social participation assessed by parents in Norwegian daycare centres: 1999 - 2009. European Journal of Special Needs Education. vol. 28 (3).
- (2012) Participation in Older Home Care Recipients: A Value-Based Process. Activities, Adaptation & Aging. vol. 36.
- (2012) Everyday Segregation Amongst Disabled Children and Their Peers: A Qualitative Longitudinal Study in Norway. Children & society. vol. 26 (3).
- (2010) The use and non-use of assistive technologies from the world of information and communication technology by visually impaired young people: a walk on the tightrope of peer inclusion. Disability & Society. vol. 25 (3).
- (2009) How Children with Parents Suffering from Mental Health Distress Search for ‘Normality’ and Avoid Stigma. Childhood. vol. 16 (4).
- (2009) HOW CHILDREN WITH PARENTS SUFFERING FROM MENTAL HEALTH DISTRESS SEARCH FOR 'NORMALITY' AND AVOID STIGMA To be or not to be ... is not the question. Childhood. vol. 16 (4).
- (2008) The "Double Life" of Bulimia: Patients' Experiences in Daily Life Interactions. Eating Disorders. vol. 16.
- (2008) The “Double Life” of Bulimia: Patients' Experiences in Daily Life Interactions. Eating Disorders. vol. 16 (3).
- (2008) Managing turning points and transitions in childhood and parenthood - insights from families with disabled children in Norway. Disability & Society. vol. 23 (6).
- (2006) Determinants of segregation in an inclusive educational system. JARID: Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities. vol. 19.
- (2006) The turning-point from little to big children. JARID: Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities. vol. 19.