Oslo Network

Pål Gulbrandsen, MD, PhD, professor (Health Services Research)
pal.gulbrandsen@medisin.uio.no

Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo and Akershus University Hospital. Specialist in public health, previously specialist in general practice (1991-2001). Main interests: Public health, physician-patient relations, medical ethics, clinical communication. More than 70 original scientific papers, about 20 on communication issues.

Arnstein Finset, PhD, Professor (Medical Psychology)
arnstein.finset@medisin.uio.no

Department of Behavioural Sciences in Medicine, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo and Senior Clinical Psychologist (part time), Diakonhjemmet Hospital, Oslo. Accr. specialist in Clinical Psychology / Clinical Neuropsychology. Main interests:  Clinician-patient relations,  emotional communication, communication skills training, health psychology, pain and fatigue in patients with chronic disease.

Hilde Eide, RN, MApsych, Professor (Clinical Communication and Health Counseling)
Hilde.Eide@hbv.no

Faculty of Health Sciences, University College of Southeast Norway. Head of research: Science Center Health and Technology. Study coordinator: Masters Program in Clincal Health Care.
Main interests: communication of concerns, person-centered communication, webbased health counseling, communication skills training.

Jennifer Gerwing, PhD (psychology), post-doctoral fellow
jjg@uvic.ca

Akershus University Hospital. Also a researcher, National Centre for Minority Health Research, Oslo University Hospital; and adjunct assistant professor, University of Victoria, Department of Psychology, Canada.  Main interests: Microanalysis of communication in clinical encounters; Role of hand gestures in establishing mutual understanding in clinical encounters; Language barriers and communication. Has developed Knowledge Translation materials (2011): Director and scriptwriter for Communication toolkit for health care professionals. (Three educational DVD modules on health care communication produced in collaboration with Vancouver Island Health Authority Multi-Media Services)

Linda Hafskjold, PhD student
linda.hafskjold@hbv.no

Buskerud and Vestfold University College, Faculty of Health Sciences, Drammen. Master in Clinical Health Care. Main interests: Communication of concerns, person-centered communication.

Bård Fossli Jensen, MD, PhD
bfj@somsagt.no

Currently developing communication skills courses. Main interests: Communication skills training and development of a program for nationwide training of Norwegian doctors.

Live Korsvold, RN, Master in Nursing Science, Phd student
live.korsvold@medisin.uio.no

Department of Behavioural Sciences in Medicine, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital. Main interests: clinical communication, peer support.

Ellen Kristvik, dr. polit, senior researcher
ellen.kristvik@ahus.no

Akershus University Hospital. Social anthropologist. Main interests: Death and dying, marginality and minority issues, medical anthropology.

Anne Marie Dalby Landmark, PhD student
lannemark@hotmail.com

Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo and Akershus University Hospital. Master in applied linguistics. Main interests: Conversation analysis of physician-patient interaction; (shared) decision making and patient involvement, language barriers, understanding and gestures.

Hanne C. Lie, PhD, Post doctoral fellow
h.c.lie@medisin.uio.no

Department of Behavioural Sciences in Medicine, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo. Main interests:  Clinician-patient relations, clinical communication, health psychology, childhood cancer survivorship, patient perspectives, depression in palliative cancer patients (face perception and sexual selection).

Tonje Lundeby, PhD Student
tonje.lundeby@medisin.uio.no

Department of Behavioural Sciences in Medicine, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo. Master of Philosophy in Psychology. Main interests: communication skills training, physician-patient relations, self-efficacy, general practice

Anneli Mellblom, PhD student
anneli.mellblom@medisin.uio.no

Department of Behavioural Sciences in Medicine, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo. Master of Philosophy in Psychology. Main interests: Emotional communication, physician-patient relations, young cancer survivors.

Trond A. Mjaaland,  Psychologist, PhD
tam@somsagt.no

Lecturer in doctor-patient communication at Department of Behavioural Sciences in Medicine, Institute of  Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo. Clinical practice and management consultancy practice. Main interests: Didactical methods in the transfer of communications skills, clinician-patient relations, and development of new communication skills training programs.

Eirik Hugaas Ofstad, MD, PhD student
eirikofstad@gmail.com

Nordlandssykehuset, Bodø, and Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo. Resident in internal medicine. Main interests: Clinical decision making and communication.

Erik Skjeggestad, PhD student
erik.skjeggestad@ahus.no

Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo and Akershus University Hospital. Lecturer at Diakonhjemmet College, Oslo. Master in professional ethics. Social worker. Main interests: Ethnic minority issues, ethics.

Sissel Steihaug, MD, PhD, senior researcher
sissel@steihaug.net

Akershus University Hospital and SINTEF. Previously specialist in general practice (1981-2001). Main interests: Primary health care, rehabilitation, physician-patient relations, clinical communication. About 25 original scientific papers, eight on communication issues.

Jan Svennevig, PhD, Professor (Rhetoric and Communication)
jan.svennevig@iln.uio.no
Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo. Main interests: Conversation analysis of provider/patient interaction, communication strategies in native/non-native interaction.

Anne Werner, dr.philos, senior researcher
anne.werner@ahus.no

Akershus University Hospital. Sociologist (cand. polit.) with psychology and criminology. Main interests: Medical sociology, clinical communication, drug/alcohol problems, marginalization, stigma, gender, user perspectives.