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Positive youth development in a crossnational perspective

Nora Wiium
University of Bergen
Email: Nora.Wiium@uib.no
Visitor adress: Christiesgt. 12
Phone: +47 55 58 28 49

Postal adress:
Postboks 7807
5020 BERGEN
N - Norway

About Nora Wiium

Nora Wiium is currently an associate professor of developmental psychology at the Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen. Her job mainly involves teaching in developmental psychology and research on adolescent health and development. Through her doctorate, post-doctorate and associate professorship, she has collaborated with colleagues from different fields and published articles with different perspectives including developmental psychology, social psychology and health promotion. She has served as a reviewer or co-editor for several journal articles and has helped to provide doctoral supervision as well as been involved in several doctoral committees either as a coordinator or an opponent.

Wiium completed her Ph.D. in Health Promotion in 2005 and pursued a Postdoctoral project between 2006 and 2009 at the Research Centre for Health Promotion (HEMIL-senteret), University of Bergen. She began her university education at the University of Ghana with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in social psychology.  During the year 2000, she had the opportunity to pursue her education at the University of Bergen, where she took a one-year master’s programme in health promotion and moved on to do the Ph.D. in the same field of study. 

As the principal investigator for the Positive Youth Development cross-national project, Wiium initiated the project in 2014 that currently involves partner researchers from over 20 countries across Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the US and Latin America, representing expertise in a diverse range of scientific fields, such as health psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, cross-cultural psychology, public health, environmental science, sociology, health promotion, speech-language pathology, and family studies.

For more information about Wiium’s research and publications, please follow this link: www.uib.no/personer/Nora.Wiium