Bilde av Dragvoll eksteriør

Dragvoll exterior. Photo.



Article on fatigue after post operational radiotherapy

Randi Johansen Reidunsdatter has published an article on fatigue after post operational radiotherapy.

You can read the entire article here. 


The Center is present at the making of a new HP/Salutogenic research program at The National University of Singapore.
The Center represented with Professor Espnes have been facilitating the development of a new Salutogenesis research program at the National University of Singapore. An aim for the program is to become a Centre and to be the hub for salutogenesis research in Asia, and further to deliver excellent research to the Singaporean society and beyond. SUN-Research, as the name is, will seek collaboration with research centers around the world and feel especially related to the Center for Health Promotion Research. The new program has its origin in the Alice Lee Centre of Nursing Studies (ALCNS).

Below professor Espnes with the core group behind the program.




Conference at the University of Malta: Ethics at the Workplace calls for Spiritual Standing

Three researchers from The Center (Beate André, Gørill Haugan and Toril Rannestad) have participated at a conference at the University of Malta: Ethics at the Workplace calls for Spiritual Standing, March 29-30. Gørill Haugan was invited as a Keynote Speaker with the presentation “Caregivers’ interaction with clients – a core aspect of spiritual care”. The presentation of Beate André was “What is a good death?”, and of Toril Rannestad was “Long-term psycho-spiritual health among former oncology patients”.

Professor Toril Rannestad meets HE the President of Malta, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, who opened the conference. 


The organizer of the conference, Professor Donia Baldacchino, meets André, Haugan and Rannestad. 



Gross National Quality of Life

Norway finally start with scrutinizing Gross National Quality of Life.
Since the Parliament of Norway decided to start measuring Gross National Quality of Life in 2009, 
the Center has constantly been asking  why there has been no initiatives to start the work both 
to the Health Directorate and to the Health Ministers.

Now almost 7 years after the decision was teaken  it is however in the starting blocks and the Center was there.

On Mars 8. a working group invited bureaucrats and researchers to a brainstorming seminar about how to do it.



Kick off for the Horizon 2020 project INHERIT

29. of February and 1. of Mars was Kick off days for the INHERIT project that the Center is part of and has partners from across Europe. To learn more about the INHERIT – click here.


Health promoting management
Watch the videos where NTNUs Marit Christensen talks about research on health promoting management.


New Research Article form the Center.

By Weiss, Lillefjell og Magnus. Facilitators for the development and implementation of health promoting policy and programs – a scoping review at the local community level.


International Forum for Health Promotion Research 

It is a pleasure to invite you to the International Forum for Health Promotion Research in Trondheim, Norway, September 28.-30. 2016. More information is on the website.


A brand NEW video describing the the PRACTA project is now available on PRACTA website.


Riina Kiik and  Siri Forsmo to Canberra to discuss new  research collaborations with University of Canberra and Australian National University.
The Center has for several years worked together with the two large universities of Canberra, Australia: the University of Canberra (UC) and the Australian National University (ANU). Please read the article for more information.

From the meetings at University of Canberra:

Back from left: Assistant Professor Kaisa S. Ball, Professor Peter Camberlain, Professor Helen Berry.
In front: PhD-candidate: Arnhild Myhr CHPR, NTNU, Professor Riina Kiik, ISH, NTNU,  Professor Siri Forsmo, ISM, NTNU, and Professor Peter Hassmesn, UC.


The Center gets a research group in in Health Promotion and Community Care based at Gjøvik Campus.

Members in the Research Group of Health Promotion and Community Care in meeting at Gjøvik Campus. Kari Bjerke Batt-Rawden, Ruca Maass, Kirsti S. Anthun and Øyfrid Larsen Moen.

Read more about HPCC


Corey Keyes, Emory University Atlanta, the most famous positive mental health researchers in the world, is visiting Trondheim with a lecture on Friday

Keyes is famous for researching the positive side of mental health, flourishing.
Learn more about flourishing and Keyes research in his TED speach.


New research article from Marianne Kvande et al.

Filming for the PRACTA project

Yesterday 26.10. a movie was made of the large project PRACTA: Promoting
Active Ageing in Public Health Care: Recognizing Patient Psychosocial Needs and Enhancing
Doctor Interpersonal Competencies that the Center is involved in.

Filming for the PRACTA project, photo

After a long day of filming the crew is satisfied.  
Left on the picture are the 
two PRACTA members Mirosława Adamus and Mariusz Jaworski.

Good representation from the Center on the EPH Conference in Milan

The Center had a workshop where the theme was: Health Promotion in everyday settings: The Nordic way
Here Geir Arild Espnes led the Workshop together with Elisabeth Fosse from the HEMIL-Center in Bergen. 
From the Center Unni Karin Moksnes, Siw Tone Innstrand, Marit Christensen, Beate André and Gerd Inger Ringdal had presentations.

In addition Arnhild Myhr (see below) had an electronic poster at the conference.

Arnhild Myhr,bilde


«International conference: «Children with cancer and their families»

Mary-Elizabeth Bradley Eilertsen participated and presented a poster at the:
- 47th SiOP, Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology, Cape Town, South Africa. 8-11 October, 2015. “Resilience and mental health in parents of children surviving acute lymphoblastic leukemia"
If interested in more information please contact her:




13 May 2016

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Professor Geir Arild Espnes
Assistant Director:
Professor Siw Tone Innstrand

Visiting adress :

NTNU Dragvoll
Building 11, level 5

Postal adress:

Center for Health Promotion Research
NO-7491 Trondheim


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Health Promotion - Theory and Practice

Did you know that (info)

Did you know:

that health promotion research seeks for resources for health while prevention research seeks for causes for disease?