Sanjana Arora is a PhD research fellow at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Physiotherapy, Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet). She has research experience in gender studies, development studies and health from India. Arora has an educational background in social and rural development. Sanjana’s doctorate addresses older immigrant women's access to health care in Norway. She is also a member of the Ageing, Health and Welfare Research Group at OsloMet.
Astrid Bergland is a professor in health sciences and the head of the PhD program in Health Sciences a professor in Health Sciences, OsloMet. Her educational background is in physiotherapy. She is the head of the research group Ageing, Health and Welfare. Her research areas include healthcare services, physiotherapy, health promotion, prevention, geriatrics, gerontology, aging, welfare technology, migration, rehabilitation, and treatment.
Anita Borch holds positions as head of research, research professor and leader of an internal project entitled ‘Inclusive Consumption’ at Consumption Research Norway (SIFO) at OsloMet. Her scientific publications since 1994 cover a range of different consumer-related subjects.
Bøyum, Live Standal
Live Standal Bøyum is a political scientist employed at Consumption Research Norway (SIFO) at OsloMet as a research assistant. She is currently working on several projects concerning consumers’ debt problems, as well as how to prevent people from taking on unmanageable debt. From September 2018, she will be a PhD research fellow at the Faculty of Behavior Analysis at OsloMet.
Tone Dahl-Michelsen holds a position as associate professor at the Department of Physiotherapy at OsloMet. She publishes on a broad spectrum of topics related to physiotherapy education.
Jonas Debesay is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing and Health Promotion, OsloMet. His educational background is in nursing and political science, and he holds a PhD in professional studies. He is a member of the Research Group Ageing, Health and Welfare (AHV), and his research areas include healthcare services, nursing, professional work, welfare state policies, aging and migration.
Elisabeth Eide is Professor of journalism studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, OsloMet. She has worked for many years with media and marginalization (gender, disability, ethnicity, sexuality) as well as international conflict reporting. She has published a large number of books and articles within the field of media and journalism studies.
Ivan Harsløf is an associate professor at Department of social work, child welfare and social policy, OsloMet. He has co-edited Fattigdommens dynamikk [The dynamics of poverty] (2008) for Scandinavian University Press and Changing Social Risks and Social Policy Responses in the Nordic Welfare States (2013) and Northern European Rehabilitation Services in the Context of Changing Healthcare, Welfare and Labour Market Institutions (2019) for Palgrave Macmillan.
Klepp, Ingun Grimstad
Ingun Grimstad Klepp is a research professor at Consumption Research Norway (SIFO) at OsloMet. Ingun has numerous publications aimed both for the scientific community as well as the general public. They include books, articles, chapters and feature articles in which the cultural, social, technical and practical dimensions of clothes stand central.
Kleppe, Lise Cecilie
Lise Cecilie Kleppe is Master in Social Work and associate professor at OsloMet, Department of Social Work, Child Welfare and Social Policy. She is allocated to Centre for Work Inclusion. Her scientific publications cover subjects like professionalism and professional responsibility.
Kirsi Laitala is a senior researcher at Consumption Research Norway (SIFO) at OsloMet. Her educational background is in textile engineering and she holds a PhD in Product design. Her main research area is clothing consumption and she uses interdisciplinary research methods that often combine material studies of textiles with consumer studies, and qualitative methods with quantitative surveys.
Mari Rysst is a social anthropologist employed at SIFO in a 20% position as senior researcher. She has previously worked at SIFO for 12 years and is presently working at Inland University of Applied Sciences as director of the PhD Program for Children and Youth participation and competence development (BUK) and professor in social sciences/social anthropology. Her scientific publications cover children, gender, consumption, poverty and inclusion and exclusion.
Skuland, Silje Elisabeth
Silje Elisabeth Skuland is a sociologist and a senior researcher at Consumption Research Norway (SIFO) at OsloMet. She has worked for SIFO since 2009 with topics related to food consumption, gender, housework, class differences, poverty and inclusion and exclusion.
Blanka Støren-Váczy is associate professor at OsloMet. She has extensive professional experience in the field of work inclusion and service development within welfare services based on methods of employment participation. She also has an assignment from the Centre for Work Inclusion.