Torunn Skåltveit Olsen is an Associate Professor at the Department of Working Life and Innovation at the School of Business and Law at the University of Agder. She holds a Bachelor's and Master’s degree in Economics, specializing in Industrial Relations, from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Olsen's past research has spanned from Corporate Social Responsibility, sick leave and the healthy workplace, part-time employment, and young disabled. Currently Olsen is primarily doing research on teaching in higher education.
In her career, Olsen has led and participated in more than 40 research projects, including several international projects. Her research is published in a number of national and international journals, such as International Review of Psychiatry, Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning, Søkelys på arbeidslivet, Tidsskrift for forskning i sygdom & samfund, Qualitative Social Work, and Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education.
Olsen heads the study program for HR in Norwegian working life. Prior to joining the university, Olsen was a long-standing researcher for Agder Research and The Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research. Olsen has participated in several international networks for work-related research, and she has taken the initiative and led regional academic working life forums in the region.
Olsen has been a widely used speaker at conferences and seminars at home and abroad, and a contributor of popular articles and op-eds.
In 2018 Olsen received the teaching award at UiA and in 2022 she was awarded the title Excellent Teacher Practioner.
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