PhD Conference in Global health - GOING DIGITAL, 29 - 30 September 2020

PhD Conference in Global health - GOING DIGITAL, 29 - 30 September 2020

Make your research visible 

- Effective communication oral presentation

- Job opportunities outside clinical and academic world

The 4th national annual PhD conference will take place ONLINE on 29 - 30 September 2020. We will use Zoom software for the conference. Hopfully you still will get good scientific discussions and gain some presentation skills. We hope to see many NRSGH members online at the digital conference.  


About the conference

The annual PhD conference is NRSGHs main national event. This is the perfect arena to meet and listen to other students doing research in global health topics, to dicuss relevant topic and broaden your network in a friendly atmosphere, this year digital. The program will include lectures by invited speakers, group work, discussions, and social activities (local dinner, tuesday 29 Sept). There is no conference fee. 


Confirmed speakers :

Effective communication by oral presentation

Morten Cranner

 Morten Cranner is educated as theater instructor and actor from the   National Theater College. Morten has worked a lot with dramaturgy   and documentary, for radio and stage. He holds a PhD in artistic   development work. The degree is the highest degree in the field of performing and creative arts in Norway and are based on artistic method. Now Morten Cranner has a position at "Dramatikkens hus" in Oslo.



Resources, possibilities and priorities in global health research

 Fanny Duckert, Professor Emeritus in Psychology. Her expert area has been research in the field of drugs and management. Fanny has a long research experience from South Africa, with capacity building in the psychology field. She has been dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at UIO for a period of time. Fanny Duckert is now a member of the portfolio board for Globalization and Development in The Norwegian Research Council.

Skills you need to pick up for a successful post-doctoral career regardless of where you go

Johanne Sundby, Medical Doctor, Specialist in OB/GYN, Professor in Global Reproductive Health at University of Oslo.

She has supervised many PhD and Master students in Global Health. 

Global health research: Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Ethiopia and the Gambia





Job opportunities outside clinical and academic world

Maria Lisa Odland, NRSGH Alumni and Research fellow Global Health at University of Birmingham, UK. 

Sheri Lee Bastien, Supervisior in NRSGH. Associate Professor of Public Health at NMBU and an adjunct at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.

Solbjørg Sjøveian, Work in NORAD - Kunnskapsbanken

Ragnhild Elise Johansen, NKVTS and WHO

Abdi Ali Gele, Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Hege Ersdal, University of Stavanger – Lærdal Global health


NEW Registration form    Updated digital conf program       

Deadline for registration is 7 Sept 2020


It is mandatory for the participants at the PhD-conference to register their abstract. This abstract can be similar to what have been accepted at the GLOBVAC Conference 2020 in Oslo. All submitted abstracts will be printed in a book that is handed out at the conference. The correctly completed form will help us generate the book with similar layout for all abstracts.

Please register your abstract     Deadline is 7 Sept 2020. 

Photo Contest in connection with the conference   

The contest is open for photos that exemplify or capture a key global health challenge, solution or research question central to the PhD research undertaken by the individual PhD candidate. The best photo will be awarded with 2000 NOK. See more information

Deadline 7 Sept 2020


The Organizing Committee

The Conference Committee consists of PhD students from most of the partner Universities participating in the Norwegian Research School of Global Health. In addition one academic and one administrative staff from the host University and the NRSGH coordinator are supporting the Conference committee.

Syeda Mariam Riaz, UiB Elin Yli Dvergsdal, Coordinator
Alex van Duinien, NTNU Ester Mæland, UiO
Mai M. Ziyada, UiO  Johanne Sundby, UiO



Please contact the members of the committee if you have suggetions for the program or questions of practical matters.

Travel expenses (if you already have booked for the physical conf.)

NRSGH travel grant are limited to 3000 NOK for the roundtrip, including public transportation to/from the airport. Please contact NRSGH coordinater to agree upon reimbursment for tickets and travel expenses not used. See more information about reimbursment.

24 Sep 2020