Background and activities

Deputy head of department for education, Department of Physics. Part of Science Education Research section. Cand.scient. in astro-partcle physics from NTNU in 2003.

Current research: Physics as Bildung.

Teaching: Introduction to the Engineering profession (history of science and technology, LCA).

In addition I have experience in several elected positions including 5 years as chief union representative at the former Sør-Trøndelag University College, and 8 years as party group leader in Sør-Trøndelag County Council, whic naturally has included the need to familiarize myself with som social science as well.

Professionally I have had the opportunity to widen my interests out from pure physics-subjects to questions like:

- Scientific method (including science vs. pseudoscience)

- Questions regarding technology and society

- Science policy

And questions where these subjects intersect.

Selected groups/positions:

NTLs working group for research- and education policy (2015/2016)

Chief union rep. NTL/LO Stat HiST 2010-2015

Gruppe for faglig organisering av NTNU (møtende vara) 2015-2016

Utvalg for evaluering av Dosentløpet som karriervei v. NTNU (møtende vara) 2017

Working group for coordinating Introduction to the engineering profession at NTNU (head) 2017-18

Member of Programme Board høgskolekandidat EVU 2017-2021


Member of Physics PhD Programme Board 2019-2021

Utvalg nedsatt av UHR for å evaluere emnet "Teknologi og samfunn" på forkurs for ingeniørutdanning (medlem) 2018

Styringsgruppe, samlokalisering av ingeniørutdanningene ved NTNU (medlem) 2017-


Professional memberships:

International Gramsci Society

Norwegian Non-Fiction Writers and Tralslators Association

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


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