Healthy Workplaces Core Researchers Awarded the 2018 Peder Sather Grant Program

av 16. august 2018 i News med Ingen kommentarer

Dr. Christina Maslach and Dr. Siw Tone Innstrand have been granted the 2018 Peder Sather Grant Program Awards for their research project, Understanding Healthy Workplaces: Cross-Cultural Comparisons between Norway and the United States. The Peder Sather Center is dedicated to fostering and developing international research and educational collaboration between UC Berkeley and Norwegian academic institutions. The Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces (ICHW) and the Center for Health Promotion Research (CHPR) will collaborate to develop the first cross-cultural, comprehensive workplace health assessment that links physical and psychological environmental factors to health, well-being, and productivity.


New Stipendiat Position

av 7. juni 2018 i News med Ingen kommentarer

The Centers Kjersti Grønning has been awarded a PhD-stipendiat position from The Norwegian Nursing Association (Norsk Sykepleierforbund) to run the project «Insights into improving evidence-based-practice in health care services: involving undergraduate nursing students in clinical research settings (INSIGHT)».


The project is based on a previous research application by Kjersti, Beate André and Geir Arild Espnes.



Ruca Elisa Katrin Maass PhD defence on May 31

av 6. juni 2018 i News med Ingen kommentarer

On May 31. Center member Ruca Elisa Katrin Maass defended her thesis «The neighborhood as a salutogenic setting: How can Salutogenesis contribute to the development of strategies for promoting health and strengthening SOC through a focus on neighborhood resources» at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Science.

Ruca E. Maas PhD defence

Her supervisors has been Professor Monica Lillefjell and Professor Bengt Lindstrøm. The Evaluation Committee and Opponents were:

  • Associate Professor Lenneke Vaandrager, Wageningen
  • Professor Bjarne Bruun Jensen, Steno Diabetes Center,
  • Professor Borgunn Ytterhus, NTNU

The Centers work at National University of Singapore

av 5. juni 2018 i News med Ingen kommentarer

The Center have for some years been involved as a mentor for building a HP-Research Centre at National University of Singapore.

Professor Geir Arild Espnes is the one who has been most heavily involved from the Center’s side. At the moment one of the largest projects is research on
the implementation of HP-activities at Wellness-Centres for the elderly around in Singapore.

The project is called Salutogenic Healthy Ageing Programme Embracement (SHAPE), funded by the Singapore Health Ministry, and is well into its piloting phase. The study is described in the enclosed article.

In September a group of researchers from NUS will visit Trondheim in hope of further expanding the collaboration.

Thank you to Professor Don Byrne

av 5. juni 2018 i News med Ingen kommentarer

On Friday June 1st, Dr HC at NTNU and Emeritus Professor Don Byrne at Australian National University (ANU) was greatfully thanked for its long lasting membership of NTNU Center for Health Promotion Research’s advisory board.

The Selbu-mittens in the picture are still connected, symbolizing the close relationship between ANU and the NTNU Center for Health Promotion Research. Professor Byrne have visited Norway 22 times and will be returning during February 2019 to see the Northern lights – therefor the Selbu-mittens.

Thank you Don for your long lasting commitment to the NTNU Center for Health Promotion Research. You will be missed.

Professor Geir Arild Espnes and Professor Don Byrne

Pictured: Professor Geir Arild Espnes and Emeritus Professor Don Byrne