Background and activities

My research interests are focused on wellbeing, public health and welfare, with a particular focus on social justice, social inclusion, and sustainable societal development. I am interested in the interaction between the welfare state and community development, and how the settings of everyday life, public institutions, social spaces and meeting places can contribute to the development of social sustainability.

I am particularly interested in co-creation processes that can support to center well-being for all (leaving no one behind) as a public value and mission for societal development. Relational welfare, democratic innovation, public value governance and transformation of economic systems into "wellbeing economies" are therefore key areas of interest, where I am concerned with participatory parity and processual perspectives on social change within complex adaptive systems.

I have a PhD in sociology, but am interested in a transdisciplinary approach to research and social change. My doctoral project was a public sector PhD in collaboration with Levanger municipality, where we explored kindergartens as a meeting place and platform for health promotion and inclusive democratic participation in the local community.

I have over a decade of practice working as an advisor, public health coordinator and community developer in local governments. I also have extensive experience from working within and in partnerships with NGO’s, and I have for a number of years been involved in WHO's Norwegian network of Healthy Cities and the Public Health Alliance in Trøndelag.

My ambition is to work as a boundary spanner between research, education, practice, policy and community development. I am particularly interested in participatory action research and people-powered social change for the common good. My research activity is mainly linked to WellFare – Nordic Research Center for Wellbeing and Social Sustainability. Through WellFare, I am also a member of the WHO/EURO Universal Well-being Economy working group - the New Economics Expert Group (NEEG). I am involved in several research and innovation projects that explore co-creation of conditions for wellbeing, equity and participatory parity in communities and local governments.

Oversettelsesresultat

Research Groups

Editorial board – Journal

Supervision

I supervise masters students (across master programs) and PhD candidates on topics related to my research interests.

 

 

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

  • Heimburg, Dina von; Ness, Ottar. (2021) Aksjonsforskning: samskapt kunnskap som endrer liv og samfunn. Fagbokforlaget. 2021. ISBN 9788245032635.

Part of book/report

  • Ness, Ottar; Davidson, Larry; Hansen, Jeppe Oute; Heimburg, Dina von. (2022) Recovery, Social Inclusion and the Capability Approach in Mental Health. The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Critical Perspectives on Mental Health.
  • Heimburg, Dina von; Guribye, Eugene; Iversen, Lisbeth. (2021) Reorientering av velferd gjennom samskapende aksjonsforskning. Aksjonsforskning: samskapt kunnskap som endrer liv og samfunn.
  • Heimburg, Dina Von; Ness, Ottar; Storch, Jacob. (2021) Co-creation of Public Values: Citizenship, Social Justice and Well-being. Processual Perspectives on the Co-Production Turn in Public Sector Organizations.
  • Ness, Ottar; Hansen, Jeppe Oute; Davidson, Larry; Heimburg, Dina Von. (2021) Recovery-kapital og kapabiliteter. Recovery-orienterede praksisser – i velfærdsinstitutioner og civilsamfund.
  • Ness, Ottar; Heimburg, Dina von. (2021) Aksjonsforskning: samskapt kunnskap som endrer liv og samfunn. Aksjonsforskning: samskapt kunnskap som endrer liv og samfunn.
  • Heimburg, Dina Von; Ness, Ottar. (2020) Forord: Perspektiver på livsmestring i skolen. Perspektiver på livsmestring i skolen.
  • Ness, Ottar; Heimburg, Dina Von. (2020) Collaborative Action Research: Co-constructing Social Change for the Common Good. The SAGE Handbook of Social Constructionist Practice.

Report/dissertation

  • Gravaas, Bente Christine; Eiksund, Sveinung Øystein; Sliper, Jon Olav; Kvistad, Kyrre; Moa, Pål Fossland; Rangul, Vegar; Krokstad, Steinar; Heimburg, Dina von; Sund, Erik. (2021) Flersykelighet og egenrapporterte sykdommer i Trøndelag 2019 Helsestatistikk-rapport nummer 8 fra HUNT4. 2021. ISBN 978-82-91725-47-5.
  • Gravaas, Bente Christine; Eiksund, Sveinung Øystein; Sliper, Jon Olav; Opdahl, Signe; Kvistad, Kyrre; Moa, Pål Fossland; Rangul, Vegar; Krokstad, Steinar; Heimburg, Dina von; Sund, Erik. (2021) Flersykelighet og egenrapporterte sykdommer i Trøndelag 2019. Helsestatistikk-rapport nummer 8 fra HUNT4. 2021. ISBN 978-82-91725-47-5.
  • Heimburg, Dina von; Rangul, Vegar; Gravaas, Bente Christine; Eiksund, Sveinung Øystein; Sliper, Jon Olav; Opdahl, Signe; Kvistad, Kyrre; Moa, Pål Fossland; Krokstad, Steinar; Sund, Erik. (2021) Nærmiljø i Trøndelag 2019: trivsel, opplevd trygghet, tilgjengelighet til tjenester og nærmiljøressurser, og støy. Helsestatistikk-rapport nummer 5 fra HUNT4. 2021. ISBN 978-82-91725-23-9.
  • Krokstad, Steinar; Heimburg, Dina von; Rangul, Vegar; Gravaas, Bente Christine; Eiksund, Sveinung Øystein; Sliper, Jon Olav; Opdahl, Signe; Kvistad, Kyrre; Moa, Pål Fossland; Sund, Erik. (2021) Psykisk helse i Trøndelag 2019. Helsestatistikk-rapport nummer 6 fra HUNT4. 2021. ISBN 978-82-91725-44-4.
  • Rangul, Vegar; Krokstad, Steinar; Heimburg, Dina von; Gravaas, Bente Christine; Eiksund, Sveinung Øystein; Sliper, Jon Olav; Opdahl, Signe; Kvistad, Kyrre; Moa, Pål Fossland; Sund, Erik. (2021) Sosiale relasjoner i Trøndelag 2019 Helsestatistikk-rapport nummer 7 fra HUNT4. 2021. ISBN 978-82-91725-46-8.
  • Opdahl, Signe; Rangul, Vegar; Heimburg, Dina von; Gravaas, Bente Christine; Eiksund, Sveinung Øystein; Sliper, Jon Olav; Kvistad, Kyrre; Moa, Pål Fossland; Krokstad, Steinar; Sund, Erik. (2020) Samfunnsdeltakelse i Trøndelag 2019 Helsestatistikk-rapport nummer 4 fra HUNT4. 2020. ISBN 978-82-91725-21-5.
  • Sund, Erik; Opdahl, Signe; Rangul, Vegar; Heimburg, Dina von; Gravaas, Bente Christine; Eiksund, Sveinung Øystein; Sliper, Jon Olav; Kvistad, Kyrre; Krokstad, Steinar. (2020) Levevaner i Trøndelag 2019. Helsestatistikk-rapport nummer 2 fra HUNT4. 2020. ISBN 978-82-91725-20-8.
  • Heimburg, Dina Von; Hofstad, Hege. (2019) Samskaping som samarbeids- og styringsform for kommunenes folkehelsearbeid - Hva vet vi? Hva er utfordrende? Og hvor går vi videre?. 2019. NIBR-rapport (11).