Background and activities
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.
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.
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
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
- (2020) Mediating the interface between voluntariness and coercion: a qualitative study of learning disability nurses` work in medical examinations of people with intellectual disability. Journal of Clinical Nursing (JCN). vol. 29 (9-10).
- (2019) Integrating preparation for care trajectory management into nurse education: Competencies and pedagogical strategies. Nursing Inquiry. vol. 26 (3).
- (2019) Interprofessional Education: Students´Learning of Joint Patient Care. Professions and Professionalism. vol. 9 (1).
- (2019) What makes women with food hypersensitivity do self-management work?. BMC Health Services Research. vol. 19:462.
- (2019) Welfare Technologies in Care Work. Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies. vol. 9 (s5).
- (2019) Management and dissemination of professional expertise: Physiotherapists’ perceptions of the supervision of dedicated aides working with children with cerebral palsy. Clinical Supervisor. vol. 38 (2).
- (2018) Interprofessional student meetings in municipal health service - Mutual learning towards a community of practice in patient care. Journal of Interprofessional Care. vol. 33 (1).
- (2018) Making New Health Services Work: Nurse Leaders as Facilitators of Service Development in Rural Emergency Services. Healthcare. vol. 6 (4).
- (2018) A qualitative study of clinical reasoning in physiotherapy with preterm infants and their parents: Action and interaction. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. vol. 34 (9).
- (2018) The personal is political yet again: Bringing struggles between gender equality and gendered next of kin onto the feminist agenda. NORA - Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research. vol. 26 (2).
- (2018) “We Tie Up the Loose Ends”: Homecare Nursing in a Changing Health Care Landscape. Global Qualitative Nursing Research. vol. 5.
- (2018) How physiotherapists supervise to enhance practical skills in dedicated aides of toddlers with Cerebral Palsy: A qualitative observational study. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice.
- (2018) Perceptions, actions and interactions of supervised aides providing services to children with cerebral palsy in pre-school settings: a qualitative study of knowledge application. European Journal of Physiotherapy. vol. 20 (4).
- (2017) Let's play! An observational study of primary care physical therapy with preterm infants aged 3-14 months. Infant Behavior and Development. vol. 46.
- (2016) Gender, citizenship and dementia care: a scoping review of studies to inform policy and future research. Health and Social Care in the community. vol. 26 (1).
- (2016) Parents’ Perceptions of Primary Health Care Physiotherapy With Preterm Infants: Normalization,Clarity, and Trust. Qualitative Health Research. vol. 26 (10).
- (2016) Self-Reported Food Hypersensitivity: Prevalence, Characteristics, and Comorbidities in the Norwegian Women and Cancer Study. PLOS ONE. vol. 11 (12).
- (2016) Contradicting logics in everyday practice: The complex dynamics of performance management and professionalism in Norwegian nursing homes. Journal of Health Organisation and Management. vol. 30 (1).
- (2016) Coping with increased managerial tasks: tensions and dilemmas in nursing leadership. Journal of Research in Nursing. vol. 21 (7).
- (2016) No place for old women: a critical inquiry into age in later working life. Ageing & Society. vol. 37 (6).