Background and activities

I research, supervise and teach in the area of social work with a particular interest in inequality, social justice and marginalized families and children in contact with Child Welfare Services.

 

Current research projects

Families with low Socioeconomic Status and their contact with Child Welfare Services (project leader, 2017-2021)

Not-planned decisions to place children in out-of-home services  (2014-2018)

 

Research group

Centre of Child Protection Research and Innovation (Senter for barnevernsforskning og innovasjon)

 

Teaching and supervision          

Course coordinator, HSAR2006 - Child Welfare Services - Bachelor Social Work

Course coordinator, HMBV4009 – Decision making in child welfare services - Master Child Protection

Supervision individually and in groups at bachelor, master and p.hd. levels

 

Education          

Ph.D Social Work, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), 2011

M.A. Social Science, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), 2004

B.A Social Work, Soer-Troendelag University College (HIST), 2002

 

Researchgate

 

Forthcoming publications:

Kojan, B.H., Marthinsen, E. & Clifford, G. (forthcoming January 2019). Combining Public Health Approaches with Increased Focus on Risk and Safety: A Norwegian Experience. New Directions for Public Health Approaches: Key Themes and Issues. In B. Lonne, D. Scott, D. Higgins & T. Herrenkohl (Eds.). Re-visioning public health approaches for protecting children. New York: Springer Publishers.

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

Books

  • Christiansen, Øivin; Kojan, Bente Heggem. (2016) Beslutninger i barnevernet. Universitetsforlaget. 2016. ISBN 978-82-15-02684-8.

Part of book/report

  • Kojan, Bente Heggem; Clifford, Graham. (2018) Rights-Based Practice and Marginalized Children in Child Protection Work. Human Rights in Child Protection Implications for Professional Practice and Policy.
  • Kojan, Bente Heggem; Marthinsen, Edgar; Moe, Anne; Skjefstad, Nina Schiøll. (2018) The neoliberal reframing of user representation in Norway. Neoliberalism, Nordic Welfare States and Social Work. Current and Future Challenges.
  • Backe-Hansen, Elisabeth; Christiansen, Øivin; Kojan, Bente Heggem. (2016) Best mulig beslutninger til best mulig hjelp. Beslutninger i barnevernet.
  • Christiansen, Øivin; Iversen, Oddmar; Kojan, Bente Heggem. (2016) Beslutninger om plassering utenfor hjemmet. Beslutninger i barnevernet.
  • Christiansen, Øivin; Kojan, Bente Heggem. (2016) Beslutninger om hjelpetiltak i hjemmet. Beslutninger i barnevernet.
  • Christiansen, Øivin; Kojan, Bente Heggem. (2016) Beslutningslandskapet i barnevernet. Beslutninger i barnevernet.
  • Kojan, Bente Heggem; Christiansen, Øivin. (2016) Å fatte beslutninger i barnevernet. Beslutninger i barnevernet.
  • Kojan, Bente Heggem; Marthinsen, Edgar; Christiansen, Øivin. (2016) Beslutninger i meldingsarbeidet. Beslutninger i barnevernet.