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Charlotte Kiland

Associate Professor

HU011 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )

Charlotte Kiland has a doctoral degree in political science from University of Bergen (2015). Her thesis dealt with what impact leadership has for organizations undergoing planned changes in institutionalized contexts. From 2012-2019 she held a position at Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, UiA.

Academic interests

Kiland’s academic interests and research include public administration and organizational studies, with specific focus on public reforms, institutional change and management. Within the field of health her research has focused on (public)health governance.  


2009: Awarded best article of the year,Norwegian Journal of Political Science


  • TopNordic; Top civil servants leadership motivation in local government. A comparative study of Denmark, Norway and Sweden
  • LETSGO study; strengthened coordination beween specialist- and primary healthcare in follow up of cancer survivers.Funding from The Norwegian Cancer association and SSHF.

Scientific publications

  • Kvåle, Gro; Kiland, Charlotte; Torjesen, Dag Olaf (2020). Public Health Policy to Tackle Social Health Inequalities: A Balancing Act Between Competing Institutional Logics. Transitions and Boundaries in the Coordination and Reform of Health Services : Building Knowledge, Strategy and Leadership. ISBN: 978-3-030-26683-7. Palgrave Macmillan. chapter. s 149 - 165.
  • Grønningsæter, Hilde; Kiland, Charlotte (2018). Implementering av fysisk aktivitet. Fysisk aktivitet og helse: Fra begrepsforståelse til implementering av kunnskap. ISBN: 9788202568313. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. Kapittel. s 390 - 410.
  • Jacobsen, Dag Ingvar; Kiland, Charlotte (2017). Success With a Bitter Aftertaste: Success Factors in Inter-Municipal Cooperation. Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration. ISSN: 2001-7405. 21 (4). s 53 - 76.
  • Aanensen, Mari; Haugen, Tommy; Kiland, Charlotte (2016). Mindfulness som intervensjon for å forebygge og redusere sykefravær. Ergoterapeuten. ISSN: 0800-3475. 5s 42 - 55.
  • Torjesen, Dag Olaf; Kvåle, Gro; Kiland, Charlotte (2016). The Quest for Promoting Integrated Care in the Scandinavian Countries – Recent Reforms, Possibilities and Problems. Towards A Comparative Institutionalism: Forms, Dynamics And Logics Across The Organizational Fields Of Health Care And Higher Education. ISBN: 978-1-78560-275-7. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. chapter. s 195 - 213.
  • Trondal, Jarle; Kiland, Charlotte (2011). Agendasetting, vedtak og iverksetting. En studie av en relokaliseringsprosess. Byråkrati og geografi : geografisk relokalisering av norsk sentraladministrasjon. ISBN: 978-82-15-01913-0. Universitetsforlaget. 4. s 74 - 93.
  • Kiland, Charlotte; Horrigmo, Aase (2011). Policy-endring i en lokalpolitisk kontekst - regimer, mulighetsvindu eller lederskap?. Norsk Statsvitenskapelig Tidsskrift. ISSN: 0801-1745. (3). s 180 - 203.
  • Kiland, Charlotte; Trondal, Jarle (2011). Reform møter tilsyn: Turbulens i luftfartstilsynet. Byråkrati og geografi : geografisk relokalisering av norsk sentraladministrasjon. ISBN: 978-82-15-01913-0. Universitetsforlaget. 5. s 94 - 112.
  • Kiland, Charlotte; Trondal, Jarle (2011). Turbulens i luftfarten. Sentraladministrasjonens nære reformhistorie og utflytting av statlige tilsyn. Nordisk Administrativt Tidsskrift. ISSN: 0029-1285. 88 (2). s 142 - 159.
  • Trondal, Jarle; Kiland, Charlotte (2010). Bureuacracy and Geography. Geographic Relocation of the Norwegian Central Administration. World Political Science Review. ISSN: 2194-6248. 6 (1). s 1 - 28.
  • Trondal, Jarle; Kiland, Charlotte (2009). Byråkrati og geografi - Geografisk relokalisering av norsk statsforvaltning. Norsk Statsvitenskapelig Tidsskrift. ISSN: 0801-1745. 4 (25). s 331 - 352.
  • Solvang, Bernt Krohn; Kiland, Charlotte (2006). Public service providers and users in the information society. Journal of Comparative Social Work. ISSN: 0809-9936. 1 (jan.06).
  • Kiland, Charlotte; Kvåle, Gro; Torjesen, Dag Olaf (2015). The Ideas and Implementation of Public Health Policies: The Norwegian Case. ISBN: 9781137518156. Palgrave Macmillan. s 262.
  • Torjesen, Dag Olaf; Karlsen, Tor-Ivar; Kiland, Charlotte; Hansen, Morten Balle (2020). Antecedents of public service motivation, institutional differences and characteristics among Danish and Norwegian local government administrative top-managers.
  • Kiland, Charlotte; Torjesen, Dag Olaf; Karlsen, Tor-Ivar (2019). The interplay between top civil servants and civil society in local government in the age of New Public Governance.
  • Kiland, Charlotte; Haraldstad, Kristin; Hovland, Olav Johannes; Chiduo, Mercy Grace; Johannessen, Berit (2018). Protocol for a qualitative study of cross-cultural knowledge transfer among participants in a public health campaign.
  • Kvåle, Gro; Kiland, Charlotte; Torjesen, Dag Olaf (2018). Reducing social health inequalities – a balancing act between cross-sectorial coordination and influencing individual health behavior.
  • Torjesen, Dag Olaf; Karlsen, Tor-Ivar; Kiland, Charlotte; Hansen, Morten Balle (2018). Public service motivation among senior executives in Danish and Norwegian local government – challenged but still viable?.
  • Kvåle, Gro; Kiland, Charlotte; Torjesen, Dag Olaf (2017). Social inequalities in health - a balancing act?.

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