like to participate in developing the IAWBH further as an organization
for both researchers and practitioners leaning on my experience as a
general practitioner and a PhD in occupational medicine. I will also
engage in developing the organization as an arena for people promoting
fairness, justice and dignity for all at work also in countries with
limited economic resources.
was born in Norway in 1954 and became a MD in 1980. Since 1991 I have
been a specialist in family medicine. I was engaged in palliative care
1991-2002 being the project leader and the first head of department of
Sunniva Hospice in Bergen, Norway. In positions of trust my
international experience is mostly linked to being a BOD member of the
International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care at the turn
of the millennium. After a period in general practice I became a full
time researcher at Uni Health, Bergen in 2003. I took my PhD in 2009 at
the University of Bergen based on the thesis “Health among Navy
personnel - A cross-sectional study in the Royal Norwegian Navy” (https://bora.uib.no/handle/1956/3678).
Since 2007 I have been an associated member of the Bergen Bullying
Research Group. Last November I was asked to become the convenor of the
IAWBH Special interest groups Therapeutic practitioners. At present I am
project leader at Haukeland University Hospital for establishing a
research clinic for those who have experienced traumatic events and
psychosocial strain at work. This hopefully means I will start working
clinically with persons who have become sick from bullying next year.