Bakgrunn og aktiviteter

MD 1980, Laudabilis. Specialist Obstetrics and Gynecology 1990.

PhD University of Tromso 2000.

Professor of International Health, Faculty of Health Sciences and Department of Community Medicine, UiT, the Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø (2007-2017).

Professor of Global Health, NTNU, Trondheim (2018----).

Visiting professor, Department of Public Health, University of Pretoria, South Africa (2013--)

Visiting professor, GYN/OB Department, College of Medicine, University of Malawi (2013-)

Key National Expert, Sustainable Development Working Group, Arctic Council (2010--)

President of the Norwegian Forum for Global Health Research (2009-- 2011)

Chair of AMAP Human Health Assessment Group (2009 --).

2005-2010: Board member, Board for International stipends, The Norwegian Research Council;

2005-2009: Board member MILGENHEL, The Norwegian Research Council

2009-2012: Chair of the Board MILGENHEL (from 2011 MILPAAHEL), The Norwegian Research Council

2012 - 2015: President, International Union of Circumpolar Health.

2000 -: Teacher and supervisor in Health Education, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Public Health at Bachelor, Master, and PhD level in Norway, Russia, Denmark, Greenland, Faroe Island, Iceland, Canada, Malawi, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Australia, Argentina, and Vietnam.

Totally 20 PhD students supervised to their final dissertation, in Norway, Russia, Malawi, and South Africa.

Five ongoing PhD candidates at different stages, focused on birth registry studies, obstetrics, and public health, four of them and a post doc in the collaboration program between NSMU, Arkhangelsk, and the UiT. Supervision of 2-3 Master thesis annually since 2000. Module leader of Global Health at the International semester at the Medical school, 4th year, The Health Faculty, UiT. PI of the Globvac funded project Breathe, an RTC in Malawi and Zimbabwe. Leader of the NORHED program "A novel approach to higher education of midwives" in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ongoing AMAP cohorts in Argentina, and all 8 arctic countries, including Russia. Appr 200 peer reviewed papers in international journals. Main scientific interests: Reproductive and environmental health in LMIC, registry epidemiology, health policy focusing on inequalities in health, especially for children and adolescent populations. 

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