Department of Social Work and Health Science
At the Department of Social Work and Health Science we offer master education in Social Work, Health Science and Disability and Society. We also have Phd-programs in Social Work and Health Science.
Social work is directed to social problems and less advantaged groups, and has a central place in the implementation of social policy. As an academic dicipline, social work is grounded in this applied aspect.
Health science is a multidiciplinary study into health, health services and care. Health science tries to understand and explain social behaviour that influence or is influenced by health. NTNU is the only university in Norway offering a master in health science from a social science perspective.
Disability studies focus on the implications of having an impairment in different societies, and how man made environment can be disabling for people with impairments.
John Wrench is new Visiting Professor at Department for Social work and Health Science. He has for the last three years been Adjunct Professor at our Department. Professor Wrench has researched and published for many years in the area of ethnic discrimination and inclusion in the labour market at a European comparative level.
Professor Don Byrne comes from Australian National University. He is a Doctor Honoris Causa at NTNU
Professor Bjarne Bruun Jensen,is Director of Steno Health Promotion Center at Steno Diabetes Center in Gentofte, Denmark.
We wish both our Visiting Professors welcome to us.
Head of the Department: Riina Kiik, tel. +47 73590737, mobile + 47 46684620, email email@example.com
Vice-head of Department: John-Arne Skolbekken, tel. +47 73550643, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Manager: Hallgerd Hoff Helgetun, tel. +47 73595757, mobile +47 95177144, email email@example.com
Head of Disability and Society: Patrick S. Kermit, tel. +47 73591926, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of Social Work: Inger Marii Tronvoll, tel. +47 73591929, email email@example.com
Head of Health Science: John-Arne Skolbekken, tel. +47 73550643, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of PhD-programme in Health Science: Geir Arild Espnes, tel. +47 73591768, email email@example.com
Head of PhD-programme in Social Work: Riina Kiik, tel. +47 73590737, mobile + 47 46684620, email firstname.lastname@example.org