Ph.d. in Sociology (2010) and Master in sociology (1996), University of Bergen
Public Aministration Agder University College 1986, Teacher Training Seminar 1987, Norwegian language and
literature 1980 and English Studies 1979, Agder College.
2016 - present Dean
2010 – 2015 Head of department/associate professor, UiA
2007 – 2010 CEO, Agder Research
2002 – 2007 UiA: Project leader from 2002, assistant professor and head of department from 2006, Praxis-sør coordinator 2004 - 2007
1987 – 2002 Agder Research: first hired as research assistant, then researcher from 1990 and senior researcher from 2000, was also head of Centre for Welfare Research from 1996 – 1999.
1980 - 1984 Teacher, Værøy
Sociology of knowledge
Social work theory and knowledge development in human services organisations
Goals and Strategies for Service Development in Welfare Service Agencies”- Subproject 5 inInnovation and Service Development through Evolving Forms of Collaboration (INNOS-project),in collaboration with FAFO, Agder Research and University of Stavanger, led by Prof. Anne M. Støkken, UiA. Funded by the Research Council of Norway, 2013 – 2016.
Meta-evaluation of the evaluation of the Welfare Administration Reform in Norway. On assignment from the Research Council of Norway, and in collaboration with evaluation experts from Denmark and Sweden, 2014.
Practice development and knowledge creation at the work place. Casestudies in three welfare service agencies, 2010 – 2013.
Praxis-sør, centre for knowledge creation and practice development was establish during the EiB- and the IUSA- projects. More info: http://www.uia.no/senter-og-nettverk/praxis-soer
Innovation and development in social work, an extended version of the Evaluation in Child Protection-project, on innovation and practice development in social work, Regional Research Fund Agder, 2006 - 2007.
Evaluation in Child Protection Services, a collaborative project on the development of routines and tools for the evaluation and quality assurance of child protection services. Regional Research Fund Agder 2002 – 2005.
From 1987 till 2002 I worked in Agder Research with projects and evaluations in areas such as the organisation and production of welfare and public services, quality of life/living-condition research and entrepreneurship.
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