Pandemic Centre
Research Catalyst 2023

The Pandemic Centre's Research Catalyst

The Pandemic Centre's Research Catalyst continues through the spring. The events are open to students and academics who want to enlighten pandemic-related topics from different perspectives.


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The purpose of the catalyst is to strengthen the interdisciplinary environment around the Pandemic Centre, as well as to provide an arena for anyone thinking about or already working on projects related to pandemics to get feedback from people with a different scientific background. You can also present your own projects. If so, let us know!

To sign up, send an e-mail to the person responsible for the Research Catalyst Kim A. Haugland: Kim.Haugland@uib.no

Dates spring 2023:

31st of January

  • A scoping review on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the food insecurity of international migrants - Doua Abdalla Awadalkarim Ahmed, Master student, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, UiB
  • Potential effects of economic crises on consumption of healthy vs. unhealthy food products - Alexander Jakubanecs, Associate professor, Department of Business Administration, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL)

7th of March

  • Emotional eating and changes in dietary pattern linked to psychological distress and worries: A cohort study from Norway - Elaheh Javadi Arjmand, Guest researcher, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, UiB
  • The crisis as optic — states of exception and the making of post-pandemic data normals - Johannes Andresen Oldervoll, PhD candidate, Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT), UiB. 

28th of March

  • Are Contact Tracing Applications incompatible with the GDPR? What can we learn from our mistakes?  - Aslak Kasti Hyldmo, Master student, Faculty of Law, UiB
  • Qualitative Research in COVID-19: Assumptions, Methods, and Best Practices - Aaron Hess, Associate professor, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, Arizona State University

25th of April

  • Attitudes towards government surveillance and the role of trust in and outside a pandemic: A survey experiment in 16 European countries  - Jonas Lund-Tønnesen, PhD candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo
  • A qualitative study of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among migrants in Norway: Barriers and Suggestions - Prabhjot Kour, Researcher, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, UiB

30th of May