Cand.Psychol , and Dr.Philos. at University of Oslo.  Full Professor and Specialist in clinical psychology.

Professional activities  last 15 years:

  • Clinical specialist in private practice since 2018.
  • Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo (2011-2015)
  • Head of the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo (2001-2007).
  • Professor, the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo (1995-2018).
  • Special Advisor, Centre for Addiction Research (KORFOR), Helse-Vest, Stavanger (2010-2015).
  • Chair of the Program Board: “Norway as a Global Partner” (NORGLOBAL), the Norwegian Research Council (NFR) (2009-2011).
  • Professor II, The National Centre for Addiction Research (SERAF), Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo (2008-2011).
  • Chair of the Board of the International Summer School (ISS), University of Oslo (2008-2011).
  • Chair of the board of the Norwegian Program for Education, Research and Development (NUFU), and the Norwegian Master Program (NOMA), Centre for the Internationalization of Studies (NORAD/SIU) (2006-2011).
  • Chair of the Board for the Norwegian Centre for Minority Health Research (NAKMI), Oslo (2003-2011).
  • Shortlisted as Rector candidate, University of Oslo (2005).
  • Visiting Professor, The University of Limpopo, South Africa (1997-2003).

Professional interests:

  • Leadership and organizational psychology.
  • Effects of negative media exposure.
  • Culture and communication.
  • Health and life style
  • Early intervention in the treatment of alcohol abusers.



  • Alcohol and lifestyle issues
  • Culture and communication
  • Leadership and organizational psychology
  • Exposure to critical media
  • Teaching and mentoring

 Clinical activities:

  • Short term cognitive based therapy for individuals and couples
  • Alcohol moderation
  • Coaching
  • Personal advisor for leaders.

Contact details:

  • Phone: (+47) 915 418 41.
  • Email:
  • Office: Slemdalsveien 72, 5th Floor, 0737 Oslo, Norway.
  • PO Box: 4, Vinderen, 0319 Oslo, Norway.