Department of Health Promotion and Development

Contact information

Department head: Benedicte Carlsen
Administrative leader: Grete Line Simonsen

Telephone: 55 58 86 94

Christiesgt. 13
5020 Bergen

E-mail: post@hemil.uib.no

About the Department

The Hemil Centre was established in 1988. It was reorganised as the Department of Health Promotion and Development in 2010, and includes the disciplines health promotion, child welfare and gender and development. The Department, which is interdisciplinary and covers health- and social science research, collaborates with researchers from other faculties and universities, both nationally and internationally.  

Alumni of the month

Alumni of the month: Hope Corbin

Meeting a foreign culture can be challenging, but for our alumni of the month Hope Corbin, studying in Norway was a great experience. 'Get involved' and 'listen to others' is Corbin's advice to students. Today she is an Associate Professor at the Western Washington...

Two-year M. Phil programme

Master of Philosophy in Global Development Theory and Practice

Specialisation either in Gender in Global Development or in Health Promotion.


Open data on adolescent health in 41 countries released

A WHO-project on health in the adolescent population is now giving researchers access to data collected in 41 countries worldwide. The data gives insight on matters concerning health, well-being, social environment and health related behaviour of 11, 13 and 15 year old boys and girls.