I am research coordinator at CET - Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation. The aim of CET is to provide actionable knowledge about pathways to rapid and sustainable transformation of society. Climage and energy tranformation is a priority area at University of Bergen. CET will be a hub for interdisciplinary research on climate and energy transformation, having it's base in the social sciences.
Before coming to the University of Bergen, I was head of the Section for Research, Innovation and Higher Education at Norad - the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation. From 2006-2011 I worked at the Research Council of Norway as coordinator for the Programme for global health and vaccination research (GLOBVAC).
I received my training as a Sivil Engineer (Siv. Ing.) in biophysics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and got my doctoral degree (Dr. Philos.) from the University of Oslo based upon studies of tumour physiology at the Institute of Cancer Research at the Norwegian Radium Hospital. I continued my work in tumour physiology during a 4 year postdoc. at Ontario Cancer Institute/Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, Canada. I also have a Master degree in Control of Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).