I am a professor at the Department of Health and Nursing Sciences, Faculty of Health and Sports Sciences at the University of Agder. Currently, I am working as the academic leader of the Centre for e-health at the university. I am a trained nurse and holds a PhD from University of Bergen (2010) with a focus on mental health and coping among elderly people living at home. I have been researching topics related to e-health and have been associated with the Center for e-Health at UiA since 2011.
My research has focused on studying patients' and healthcare professionals' experiences with the use of various technological solutions, as well as identifying barriers to information and workflow. In recent years, I have primarily been involved in various innovation projects. These projects have focused on how technology solutions can support people with developmental disabilities in obtaining or maintaining employment, how technology can contribute to better collaboration between voluntary and public healthcare services, and how technology can be used to prevent or alleviate loneliness among vulnerable groups in the population. A key theme in the projects is how to involve vulnerable groups in co-creating new services and technology solutions, where projects are built around principles of interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral co-creation involving users, actors from the public and voluntary sectors, and actors from the business community. Consequences of increasing digitalization in society and how to prevent digital exclusion are also a central theme in recent projects.
I have been involved in and led both national and international research and innovation projects. From 2013 to 2019, I was involved in projects focused on the development of a regional telemedical service for patients with chronic diseases (United4Health and Telma). From 2017 to 2022, I led the innovation project InnArbeid, which aimed to develop services and technology to support the transition from school to work for people with developmental disabilities. From 2011 to the present day, I have participated in and been responsible for the implementation of the Norwegian pilot in the Interreg projects (North Sea Region) iAge (2013-2016), In For Care, informal care and voluntary assistance (2017-2019) and I2I, From isolation to inclusion (2020-2023). Currently, I also participate in the NordForsk project SOS: Infrastructures for partially digital citizens: Supporting informal welfare work in the digitized state (2021-2023).
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