Research at the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences

The focus areas for the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences are practical research within mental health work, health and care, drug use and management, clinical nursing, management, patient safety, pedagogy and public health.

​​​​The research activity at the faculty is led by the vice dean for research, Kari Ingstad. On this page, you will find information about the faculty's subject groups, and participation in the PhD program in studies of professional practice, research centers, research projects and research schools.

Research groups​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Research group leader: professor Erik Waage Nielsen 

ANILAB conducts translation research on inflammation. The research group consists of doctors and health personnel in active service, who have cutting-edge expertise in advanced immunological methods. The group has a broad international network of contacts, and studies relevant clinical issues in a well-functioning animal lab.​

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Research group leader: førsteamanuensis Anne Kasén 

The research group Caring in Health Care has a focus on knowledge development in caring within four areas: 1) basic research in caring with the focus on developing concepts and terminology within the caring tradition in Norwegian language, 2) teaching , education and professional growth in caring, 3) caritative leadership and 4) caring in clinical patient care (including patients, relatives and healthcare personnel). Within these four areas, different projects  are  realized. New members are accepted on the basis of research interest.

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The research group consists of members within nursing and health. The focus is on research in, about, and for nursing and health sciences. The research is interdisciplinary and is composed of different disciplines and research disciplines, and includes the topics: clinical nursing, ethics, eating disorders, women's health, high-risk pregnancy, drug management, nurses' participation in medication safety, and perspectives of patients, users, and relatives.  We work with descriptive, comparative and intervention studies, where the research makes an innovative contribution to the nursing and health sciences through various methodological approaches. They are qualitative (grounded theory, phenomenological-hermeneutic, ethnographic, thematic content analysis etc.), and quantitative (cohort, questionnaire etc.) primary studies, systematic knowledge summaries (systematic and / or scoping review) and metaanalysis and metasynthesis.​

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Tone Kjersti Knudsen Oddvang 


 

External members:  

Ragni Adelsten Stokland 

Mari Wattum

Research group leader: professor Ottar Bjerkeset 

Our research is primarily linked to the most common and widespread public health challenges in the fields of physical and mental health, and the available treatments and services. Our goal is to identify factors that promote health and factors that might contribute to poor health and disease. We aim to inform the public/general population , health services and policy makers. We utilize data from large population surveys, such as the HUNT Study​​, Tromsø Study​ and SHoT Study​​​, often in combination with national data and health registers to ensure high quality and validated exposure and outcome information​.

Members at FSH:






Bente Irene Løkken



Ingunn Jystad-Johnsen 











Research group leader: førsteamanuensis Hege Sletvold

Forskningsgruppen er tverrfaglig sammensatt med deltakere fra farmasiutdanningen, sykepleierutdanningen, og Senter for omsorgsforskning midt, med fagkompetanse innenfor farmakologi, samfunnsfarmasi, farmakoepidemiologi, geriatrisk sykepleie, psykisk helse, legemiddelteknologi, legemiddelkjemi og mikrobiologi/immunologi. Gruppa skal styrke forskningsmiljøet på tvers av helsefagutdanningene i universitetet, og har fokus på tre forskningsområder: 1) Legemiddelhåndtering og pasientsikkerhet i helse- og omsorgssektoren, 2) Tverrfaglig samarbeid om legemidler og legemiddelhåndtering, 3) Legemiddelforskning.


Research group leader: professor Britt Normann​

Forskergruppe i Folkehelsearbeid har en profil som har tatt utgangspunkt i utfordringer og problemer med å undersøke forskjellige tilnærminger på tvers som angår helsefremming, forebygging og samfunnsplanlegging. Gjennom kritisk refleksjon over menneske- og kunnskapssyn kan vi i felleskap i forskergruppa kreativt og innovativt bidra med forskning, utvikling og kunnskapsformidling. Det er også ønskelig å utvikle samarbeide (inter)nasjonalt, regionalt og lokalt for å kunne utvikle praksis/prosjekter og søke eksterne middel.  

Members at FSH:





Britt Normann

Samira Behboudi Gandevani

Karina Knutsen

Medlemmer at Nord, other faculties:

Dagmar Dahl

Kari Tande-Nielsen

Vivi Storsletten​

Eksternal members:

Kari Hege Mortensen, Fylkeskommunen

Daniel Weiss

Ida Bakke

Marianne Sivertsen, Nordlandsykehuset

Research group leader: førsteamanuensis Jorunn Bjerkan

The research group aims to provide new knowledge about systems and processes related to patient safety, patient documentation and information exchange in the healthcare services. The knowledge generated may contribute to improved quality and safety  in healthcare - and caring services. The research group intends to create synergies between research, education and praxis.​

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Assosierte medlemmer: ​



Marianne K. Nilsen 


Tone Kjersti Knudsen Odvang 


Research group leader: førsteamanuensis Anita Berg​ 

The group focuses on how marginalized groups can be included in 
society through equal participation, citizenship and 
self-determination in their own lives. A key focus is how 
vulnerable groups can influence the provision of help and welfare, 
receive equal services, participate in working life and in meaningful 
cultural and leisure activities in daily life.​

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External members​​​:  

Anette Irene Langaas Larsen 

Hege Follestad ​

Research group leader: førsteamanuensis Aud Moe  

This research group intends to provide new knowledge which is important to ensure high quality in the municipal health care services. In close collaboration with the users and municipal health professionals, the ComCare research group develops scientific knowledge in various fields such as municipality health care, multi-dimensional wellbeing, care quality and patient safety, co-choice and patient autonomy.​

Members at FSH:





Lena Marian Jakobsen 

Lisbeth Rygg 

Hildfrid V Brataas 


Gøril Haugan 



Research group leader: førsteamanuensis Kristin B. Ørjasæter


We are an interdisciplinary research group that draw on a range of different research methods to develop new knowledge and understanding of mental health from a life course perspective. 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We engage in applied research projects and contribute to university education programs, inform policy and support the development of practice. We use methods that ensure broad collaboration between all stakeholders involved in services, education and relevant practice environments. We share our results in a range of different forms to reach members of the public, practitioners, policy-makers and researchers nationally and internationally.​​


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Tone Merethe Dahl-Hegge 




Research group leader​​: Professor Lisbeth Uhrenfeldt ​

The research is linked to:

Physical and psychosocial needs, well-being and dignity of surgical patients, not least on the day of discharge: User / patient participation, relative involvement, dignity, nutrition and fluid intake, activity / mobilization and rest, cancer care and palliative-end-of-life- care.​

Use of electronic aids in elderly care: ICT use in the health care system, through the use of information technology (e-health), and mobile technology for health purposes (m-health).

The research group's largest project is the EU project INNOVATEDIGNITY.


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