Aud Uhlen Obstfelder
Background and activities
Deputy head of research, Department of health sciences Gjøvik and professor at Centre for Care Research.
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, and interactions between professionals and patients. I explore these themes in empirical studies of the implementation and use of new technologies and services in health and care work, interdisciplinary student practices and clinical encounters. Theoretically I relate to theories of practice, STS, professions, 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 - 2018: Adjunct Professor, Department of Health and Care Sciences, UiT Arctic University of Norway
2015 - 2019: Head of centre, Centre for Care Research, NTNU
2019: Deputy head of research Department of health sciences Gjøvik
2019: Professor, Centre for care research east
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
- (2022) Improvised use of a digital tool for social interaction in a Norwegian care facility during the COVID-19 pandemic: an exploratory study. BMC Health Services Research. vol. 22 (136).
- (2021) The self-management work of food hypersensitivity. PLOS ONE.
- (2021) Organizing work in local service implementation: an ethnographic study of nurses’ contributions and competencies in implementing a municipal acute ward. BMC Health Services Research. vol. 21 (1).
- (2021) A qualitative study of what care workers do to provide patient safety at home through telecare. BMC Health Services Research. vol. 21 (1).
- (2020) Interprofessional student groups using patient documentation to facilitate interprofessional collaboration in clinical practice - A field study. Nurse Education Today. vol. 95.
- (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).