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Tormod Bjørkkjær

Associate Professor

Programme Coordinator Public Health Science, Bachelor's Programme

 
Office:
I1044 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )
Office hours:
08:00-16:00

Education:

  • PhD in nutrition, Faculty of Medicine and Odontology, University of Bergen 2009
  • Entrepreneurship enterprises in school, University of Agder (UiA) 2017
  • University College Pedagogics, Bergen University College 2014 & University Pedagogics, UiA 2020
  • FELASA C, Norwegian Veterinary Institute 2004
  • Cand Scient Biology - Nutrition University of Bergen 2003

Member of Priority Research Centre: Centre for Lifecourse Nutrition

 

 

 

Research interests

School subject Food and Health (Home Economics) including research in Teacher education

School food and meals, including after school programme

Kindergarten food and meals

Young adults - diet including sustainability

Courses and teaching

Public Health Science, Bachelor's programme

Public Health Science, Master's programme

Primary and Lower Secondary Teacher Education, Master's level in Food and Health (Home Economics)

Work experience

  • Associate professor, University of Agder 2019-
  • Associate professor, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences 2013-2019
  • Scientific coordinator, Evjeklinikken (obesity and lifestyle clinic), 2012-2013
  • Researcher National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES), 2003-2012
  • PhD candidate, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Bergen, 2005-2008
    • Work place NIFES and Haukeland University Hospital

 

 

Academic interests

Public health nutrition, early efforts, school food, kindergarten food, school subject food and health (home economics), sustainability, prevention and health promoting interventions/efforts, interdisciplinarity, implementation

Projects

Kindergarten-food:

  • Pre-schoolers’ Food Courage (UiA, The Norwegian Women’s Public Health Association)
  • Nutrition Now (The Norwegian Research Council)

School food:

  • Learnfood (NordPlus Horisontal)
  • ProMeal (NordForsk)
  • Food Jungle (Gjensidige Stiftelsen, Norwegian Directorate of Health)
  • School breakfast in Agder county (UiA)

School subject Food and Health (Home economics)

  • Beans & Fractions (UiA)
  • Competence needs for Food and Health (UiA)
  • Food and Health in the future primary and lower secondary school 2 (UiA)
  • Corona-survey in primary and lower secondary school (UiA)

Young adults:

  • Skills for life (UiA)
  • VeggiSkills (UiA)

Other: 

  • Smartfish (The Norwegian Research Council)
  • Regional Public Health Survey - Agder (UiA)

Selected publications

  • Helland, Sissel Heidi; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Blomkvist, Eli Anne Myrvoll; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Strømmer, Sofia; Baker, Mary; Bjørkkjær, Tormod (2021). Wow! They really like celeriac! Kindergarten teacher's experience of an intervention to increase 1-year-olds' acceptance of vegetables. Appetite. ISSN: 0195-6663. 166
  • Engeset, Dagrun; Beinert, Cecilie; Ask, Anne Merete Selvik; Bjørkkjær, Tormod (2021). Food and health teachers’ experience of online teaching of a practical school subject during the initial Corona lockdown. International Journal of Home Economics. ISSN: 1999-561X. 14 (2). s 39 - 52.
  • Fossgard, Eldbjørg Wergedahl, Hege Bjørkkjær, Tormod Holthe, Asle (2018). School lunch ‐ Children's space or teachers’ governmentality? A study of 11‐year‐olds’ experiences with and perceptions of packed lunches and lunch breaks in Norwegian primary schools. International Journal of Consumer Studies. ISSN: 1470-6423. s 1 - 9. doi:10.1111/ijcs.12501.

Scientific publications

  • Engeset, Dagrun; Beinert, Cecilie; Ask, Anne Merete Selvik; Bjørkkjær, Tormod (2021). Food and health teachers’ experience of online teaching of a practical school subject during the initial Corona lockdown. International Journal of Home Economics. ISSN: 1999-561X. 14 (2). s 39 - 52.
  • Helland, Sissel Heidi; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Blomkvist, Eli Anne Myrvoll; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Strømmer, Sofia; Baker, Mary; Bjørkkjær, Tormod (2021). Wow! They really like celeriac! Kindergarten teacher's experience of an intervention to increase 1-year-olds' acceptance of vegetables. Appetite. ISSN: 0195-6663. 166
  • Valand, Ida Ulrikke; Bjørkkjær, Tormod (2020). Impact of Adizes’ Team Roles on Collaboration, Disagreements and Success in Student Enterprises – Teamwork Pedagogy in Higher Education. Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education. ISSN: 1029-5968. 23 (2).
  • Wergedahl, Hege; Bjørkkjær, Tormod (2019). Skolen som matlandskap. Mat og helse i grunnskolelærerutdanningene. ISBN: 9788245032901. Fagbokforlaget. 5. s 71 - 84.
  • Bjørkkjær, Tormod; Bere, Elling Tufte (2019). Strategier i skolen for helsefremmende kosthold hos barn og unge. Mat og helse i grunnskolelærerutdanningene. ISBN: 9788245032901. Fagbokforlaget. 9. s 129 - 142.
  • Araujo, Pedro; Bjørkkjær, Tormod; Frøyland, Livar; Waagbø, Rune (2017). Effect of storage time, temperature, antioxidant and thawing on fatty acid composition of plasma, serum and red blood cells – A pilot biobank study. Clinical Biochemistry. ISSN: 0009-9120. 52s 94 - 105. doi:10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2017.10.004.
  • Fossgard, Eldbjørg; Wergedahl, Hege; Bjørkkjær, Tormod; Holthe, Asle (2018). School lunch ‐ Children's space or teachers’ governmentality? A study of 11‐year‐olds’ experiences with and perceptions of packed lunches and lunch breaks in Norwegian primary schools. International Journal of Consumer Studies. ISSN: 1470-6423. s 1 - 9. doi:10.1111/ijcs.12501.
  • Dahl, Lisbeth; Kringen, Camilla; Bjørkkjær, Tormod (2011). A short food frequency questionnaire to assess intake of seafood and n-3 supplements: validation with biomarkers. Nutrition Journal. ISSN: 1475-2891. 10doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-127.
  • Reme, Silje Endresen; Tveito, Torill Helene; Chalder, Trudie; Bjørkkjær, Tormod; Indahl, Aage; Brox, Jens Ivar; Fors, Egil Andreas; Hagen, Eli Molde; Eriksen, Hege Randi (2011). Protocol for the Cognitive Interventions and Nutritional Supplements (CINS) trial: A randomized controlled multicenter trial of a brief intervention (BI) versus a BI plus cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT) versus nutritional supplements for patients with long-lasting muscle and back pain. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. ISSN: 1471-2474. 12 (1). doi:10.1186/1471-2474-12-152.
  • Gregersen, Kine; Lind, Ragna; Valeur, Jørgen; Bjørkkjær, Tormod; Berstad, Arnold; Lied, Gülen Arsland (2010). Duodenal administered seal oil for patients with subjective food hypersensitivity: an explorative open pilot study. International Journal of General Medicine. ISSN: 1178-7074. 3s 383 - 392. doi:10.2147/IJGM.S13013.
  • Bjørkkjær, Tormod; ARAUJO, HERNANDEZ PEDRO W; Madland, Tor Magne; Berstad, Arnold; Frøyland, Livar (2009). A randomized double blind comparison of short-term duodenally administrated whale and seal blubber oils in patients with inflammatory bowel disease and joint pain. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids. ISSN: 0952-3278. 81 (5-6). s 425 - 432. doi:10.1016/j.plefa.2009.07.005.
  • Gregersen, Kine; Lind, Ragna; Bjørkkjær, Tormod; Frøyland, Livar; Berstad, Arnold; Lied, Gülen Arsland (2008). Effects of seal oil on meal-induced symptoms and gastric accommodation in patients with subjective food hypersensitivity. A pilot study. Clinical Medicine : Gastroenterology. ISSN: 1178-119X. 1s 33 - 41.
  • ARAUJO, HERNANDEZ PEDRO W; Bjørkkjær, Tormod; Berstad, Arnold; Frøyland, Livar (2007). Improved quantification of prostaglandins in biological samples by optimizing simultaneously the relationship eicosanoid/internal standard and using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids. ISSN: 0952-3278. 77 (1). s 9 - 13. doi:10.1016/j.plefa.2007.04.007.
  • Arslan, Gülen; Erichsen, Kari; Milde, Anne Marita; Helgeland, Lars Inge; Bjørkkjær, Tormod; Frøyland, Livar; Berstad, Arnold (2007). No Protection against DSS-induced Colitis by Short-term Pretreatment with Seal or Fish Oils in Rats. Integrative Medicine Insights. ISSN: 1177-3936. 2s 25 - 34.
  • Bjørkkjær, Tormod; Brun, Johan G; Valen, Merete; Arslan, Gülen; Lind, Ragna; Brunborg, Linn Anne Bjelland; Berstad, Arnold; Frøyland, Livar (2006). Lipids in health and disease. Lipids in Health and Disease. ISSN: 1476-511X. 5doi:10.1186/1476-511X-5-6.
  • Bjørkkjær, Tormod; Brun, Johan G; Valen, Merete; Arslan, Gülen; Lind, Ragna Anne; Brunborg, Linn Anne Bjelland; Berstad, Arnold; Frøyland, Livar (2006). Short-term duodenal seal oil administration normalised n-6 to n-3 fatty acid ratio in rectal mucosa and ameliorated bodily pain in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Lipids in Health and Disease. ISSN: 1476-511X. 5 (6). doi:10.1186/1476-511X-5-6.
  • Madland, Tor Magne; Bjørkkjær, Tormod; Brunborg, Linn Anne Bjelland; Frøyland, Livar; Berstad, Arnold; Brun, Johan G (2006). Subjective improvement in patients with psoriatic arthritis after short-term oral treatment with seal oil. A pilot study with double blind comparison to soy oil. Journal of Rheumatology. ISSN: 0315-162X. 33 (2). s 307 - 310.
  • Bjørkkjær, Tormod (2004). Reduced joint pain after short-term duodenal administration of seal oil in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: comparison with soy oil. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology. ISSN: 0036-5521. 39s 1088 - 1094.
  • Engeset, Dagrun; Beinert, Cecilie; Ask, Anne Merete Selvik; Bjørkkjær, Tormod (2021). Frå undervisningskjøkken til digital undervisning - mat og helselærarar si oppleving av undervisinga under korona-nedstenginga våren 2020.
  • Bjørkkjær, Tormod; Nordli, Julie; Bjornes, Camilla; Pettersen, Line; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord (2021). "Det er vanskelig å velge den mest bærekraftige biffen" - unge voksnes tanker og refleksjoner om kosthold i et bærekraftsperspektiv.
  • Helland, Sissel Heidi; Bjørkkjær, Tormod (2021). Ettåringer kan like all slags mat.
  • Helland, Sissel Heidi; Bjørkkjær, Tormod (2021). Sellerispisende ettåringer overrasket i barnehagen.
  • Helland, Sissel Heidi; Bjørkkjær, Tormod (2021). Barnas matvaner overrasket barnehagelærerne.

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