Background and activities

Position description

I am head of research at the Centre for Care Research. The Centre is delegated responsibility by the Ministry of Health and Care Services to undertake research on and together with the municipal health and care services.

Expertise

My research is concerned with the delivery and organisation of health and care work. Particularly, the consequences of technologies and political initiatives for work practices, knowledge and practical skills, professional and patient interactions. I explore these themes in empirical studies of the introduction and use of new technologies in health and care work, interdisciplinary student practices and clinical encounters. Theoretically I relate to theories of practice and feminist technoscience.

Background

Education

1987: School of Nursing, Ålesund University College, Norway

1996: Graduate in Sociology, University of Tromsø, Norway

2003: Dr. Polit, University of Tromsø, Norway

2004-2008: Post doctoral fellow, Norwegian Research Council

Work experience

1988-1994: Clinical Nurse, University Hospital of North Norway (UNN)

1997-2008: Research Fellow, Norwegian Centre for Telemedicine, UNN

2008- 2015: Associate Professor, Department of Health and Care Sciences, UiT, Arctic University of Norway

2015: Adjunct Professor, Department of Health and Care Sciences, UiT, Arctic University of Norway

2015: Head of research, Centre for Care Research, NTNU

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