Background and activities

Aslak Steinsbekk is a professor in behavioral sciences in medicine and health service research at the Department of Public Health and General Practice, Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He is leader for the research group for health service research and he has built up a research group in patient education and user involvement.

His main research activities at current centers around health service research with a focus on the patient perspective and how patients experience the complete package of services they use. Aslak has mainly published in the areas of health care utilization, education, communication, patient education, patient participation and complementary and alternative medicine, and have been PI for studies using different methodologies (randomized controlled trials, qualitative methods, epidemiology, and systematic review).

Aslak has broad educational experience, borth from pedagogical work and research into education. He is engaged in interprofessional education and use of technology with a focus on virtual reality (VR). He has initiated and headed a joint educational activity where more than 700 students from 9 professional educations participate (TverrSam). He has also been in charge of coordinating a semester at the medical programme which includes practice placement in primary care and headed the examination commission. He has developed educational modules at master’s and PhD levels.

Furthermore, he has initiated and headed several processes where a range of partners from different organisations have cooperated in applications and in setting up centres / networks. He thus has a broad experience from research, education and collaborative processes

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

Journal publications