Background and activities

I am a researcher at the Department of Public Health and Nursing (ISM), at the unit for General Practice Research and Medical Ethics, at NTNU. I am a part of the research project PROVIZ - Prostate cancer visualization by MRI (, and my research is linked to prostate cancer, artificial intelligence, and inter- & transdisciplinarity. 

I am a social scentists, and have a background in Science and Technology Studies, Social Anthropology (B.A and M.A) and biology. 

The topic of my PhD dissertation is interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity in biotechnology, and I did my research in the context of a national biotechnology research centre called Digital Life Norway (DLN) ( Biotechnology is a field receiving substantial policy attention, and is a site where research policy expectations are clearly articulated. This makes it an interesting research site. Increased collaboration, digitalization, disciplinary transgression and value creation are examples of policy expectations that contribute in forming the field, influencing not only researchers' everyday scientific lives but also the public understanding of Norwegian biotechnology. 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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  • Fjellså, Ingvild Firman; Hesjedal, Maria Bårdsen. (2017) Usikkerheten kan føre til frafall av norske forskere. Universitetsavisa [Tidsskrift]. 2017-08-02.


  • Hesjedal, Maria Bårdsen. (2016) Kunnskapspraksiser i toppturmiljøet. Betwixt & Between. vol. 26.
  • Hesjedal, Maria Bårdsen. (2016) Sikkerhet på topptur. Årsmøte DNT Fjellsport . DNT Fjellsport; Rosendal. 2016-04-02.
  • Hesjedal, Maria Bårdsen; Johansen, Stein Erik. (2016) På rett sted til rett tid? Bratt skikjøring mellom risiko og flyt. 2016.