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Did you know:

that health promotion research seeks for resources for health while prevention research seeks for causes for disease?


New Important Article on Mental Health promotion from Nina Helen Mjøsund at al. 

Nina Helen Mjøsund has with Geir Arild Espnes from the Center and Monica Eriksson , Irene Norheim , Corey L. M. Keyes  & Hege Forbech Vinje published the journal article "Mental health as perceived by persons with mental disorders – an interpretative phenomenological analysis study" in International Journal of Mental Health Promotion.

New report from ARK by Undebakke, Innstrand, Anthun and Christensen

New report from ARK see

The ARK in International Waters - Marit Christensen, Siw Tone Innstrand and Kirsti Undebakke

Marit Christensen and Siw Tone Innstrand from the Center led a symposium at the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP). Kirsti Undebakke was the first presenter in the symposium. The title of the symposium: The ARK-Survey - a tool for countervailing interventions

Geir Arild Espnes – Key Note Address at the Polish Health Psychology Association Yearly Conference in Gdansk last week-end

The title of his address was Health Psychology in Health Promotion: New Health Challenges Cries for New Thoughts and New Ideas.

Lidia Santora, Monica Lillefjell and Geir Arild Espnes wins award for an Journal article

The Article was titled “Health promotion and prison settings” and published in International Journal of Prisoner Health. It was selected to be the Outstanding Paper of 2014.

Professor Geir Arild Espnes on the need for more health promotion research

Professor Espnes is giving a 3 minutes lecture on the need for more excellent Health Promotion research.
See the video here

The Center takes part in a project in Riga on long-term patient IT skill improvement to get them back to work-life

A project "The long-term patient return to labour market by providing IT skills" was launched with an international meeting a project aiming to promote the long-term chronic patients' integration into the labour market and society, motivating and helping to acquire the necessary IT skills for the labour market during the illness and in the rehabilitation period.

Marianne Nielsen Kvandes research is presented in the American Newsletter Crossroads…

Marianne Nielsen Kvandes journal article "Do optimism and pessimism mediate the relationship between religious coping and existential well-being? Examining mechanisms in a Norwegian population sample» which was published in International Journal for the Psychology of Religion (25(2): 130-151 ) is presented in the May Issue in the Newsletter of Crossroads…: Newsletter of the Center for Spirituality,  Theology & Health Volume 4 Issue 11 May 2015 page 4.

Ilona Kickbusch joins the Center Advisory Board

Ilona Kickbusch have accepted to be appointed to the Advisory Board of the Center. Kickbush have for many years worked for WHO, and is most known for being the «Mother of the Ottawa Charter».

The Centers Deputy Director new Vice Rector at Sør Trøndelag University College

The Deputy Leader of the Center, Professor Monica Lillefjell, will from August 1 be the new Vice Rector at Sør Trøndelag University College. Her responsibility area will be research and innovations. Sør Trøndelag University College will merge with NTNU from January 1. 2016. New Deputy Leader of the Center will be appointed June 2015.






Professor Geir Arild Espnes
+47 901 65 153

Assistant Director:
Professor Monica Lillefjell
+47 907 76 570


Visiting adress:

NTNU Dragvoll
Building 11, level 5


Postal adress:

Research Center for Health Promotion and Resource 
NO-7491 Trondheim