LGBTIQ-Living Conditions 2020

The project group - information from the project period

The project group was multidisciplinary (Sociology, Media Studies, and Psychology), and the members came from three research institutions – University of Bergen, Nordland Research Institute, and NTNU.


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Norman Anderssen 

(dr.psychol.) is professor of social psychology at the University of Bergen and is also linked to the Research Unit for General Practice in Bergen at NORCE Norwegian Research Centre. His field of research is the population's attitudes towards LGBTIQ people and health and living conditions among LGBTIQ groups and other vulnerable groups (children in the care of Child Protective Services, mental health care patients). He was the project leader for "Sexual Orientation and Living Conditions" which was completed in 2013 and has been the main supervisor of five PhD candidates, two of which have LGBTIQ -related themes (Hilde Slåtten in 2016, Ragnhild Hollekim in 2016). Anderssen also has extensive experience in research management from two periods as Head of Department at the Department of Psychosocial Science at the University of Bergen and from participation in program boards at FORTE (one of Sweden's research councils) and the Research Council of Norway.

Helga Eggebø 

(PhD) is Senior Researcher at Nordland Research Institute and has a PhD in Sociology from UiB. Eggebø has broad research experience within welfare, equality, gender diversity and sexual orientation. In recent years, she has been project manager for the research projects "Queer in the Village", "Living Conditions among Queers with an Immigrant Background" and led the work on the report "Queer Life Course". Eggebø has also worked on other projects that address living conditions and quality of life for various vulnerable groups, including elderly care recipients and migrants. She is also a committed science communicator with extensive lecture experience and several publications in the popular press.

Elisabeth Stubberud 

(PhD) works as a postdoctoral research fellow at NTNU and has a PhD in gender research from NTNU. She was previously a senior adviser at KUN Centre for Equality and Diversity. Among other things, Stubberud has researched topics related to migration, gender and sexuality, hate speech, and has worked extensively with the topic intersectionality as part of her doctoral work. She has experience from similar projects and is currently leading a project funded by The Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs (Bufdir) on unaccompanied minor asylum seekers who are LGBTIQ persons and is also involved in a project on queer young people's use of municipal health services. Furthermore, she has experience from projects on indigenous people who are LGBTIQ people, prevention of gender-based violence, and immigration law. Stubberud has also led a project on teaching about gender and sexuality in school.

Collaborating project members: 

  • Fredrik Langeland, Senior Adviser, KUN
  • May-Britt Sande, Senior Executive Officer, Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen
  • Øystein Holmelid, Research Assistant, Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen
  • Elise Halvorsen, Master student, Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen