Bakgrunn og aktiviteter

Education: Cand. polit. (sociology), UiT, The Artic University of Norway   

Work experience: Previous work; University college teacher in bachelor nurse education, Gjøvik University College, programme coordinator of the master program “Health promotion and Community Care”, Gjøvik University College, administrative leader and researcher at Center for Care Research, Eastern Norway.

Research interests: Public service innovation, healthcare organization, community care services

PhD project: Local Medical Centre (LMC) as intermunicipal innovation - A case study of the establishment of three LMCs in Norway. In the wake of the Coordination Reform, Norwegian municipalities are encouraged to enter intermunicipal cooperation and create Local Medical Centers (LMS). Against this backdrop, this project explores how the LMC as a national management idea is understood, translated and manifested in three intermunicipal cooperation regions. Thus, the overall purpose of this project is to contribute to new knowledge when it comes to government-initiated innovation and innovation processes in community health service delivery. The study has an exploratory approach and is designed as a qualitative case study in three intermunicipal regions in Norway. Theoretical pivots are institutional theory’s focus on collaborative innovation processes.

First and second-supervisors: Professor Rolf Rønning (first supervisor) and Associate Professor Laila Tingvold (second-supervisor)