New Employees

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Meet the newest employees at IGS!

This month we are happy to announce the following new additions to IGS:

September 2021

 Aditi Singh started in a 4-year PhD position on 1st September. She will work under supervision of Professor Rolv Skjærven on the project “A woman’s reproductive experience: Long-term implications for chronic diseases and death” (HealthierWomen).

Beate Standal started as a PhD candidate on 1st September with Tine Nordgreen as supervisor. Her position is affiliated with The Centre for Research-based Innovation.

Shanshan Xu has been employed in a 3-year PhD Research Fellow position. The position is funded by the Research Council of Norway and connected to the project “Lifespan and inter-generational respiratory effects of exposures to greenness and air pollution: the Life-GAP project”. She will work under supervision of Ane Johannessen.

Margot de Rijke will work as Head Engineer on the PROFMED-project for the next year.

YanYan Ange Zhou has been employed as Researcher on the project “Glio-Link: Improving prognosis of patients with glioblastoma: Linking health registry and clinical data to basic brain tumour research”. The position is externally financed by the Norwegian Cancer Society.

Terese Togstad Tveit started in a permanent position as Senior Executive Officer in the Economy section on 27th September.

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August 2021

Asieh Abolpour Mofrad started in a Postdoctoral position on 1st August. She will work under supervision of Professor Trond Riise on the project «DRONE – Drug RepurpOsing for NEurological diseases».

Ana Lorena Ruano has got a new position as Researcher connected to the project «Strengthening Agency & Learning across Health Systems in the Americas» (SALHSA) from 1st August.

Mohammad Jalil Sharifian started in a PhD position on 25th August. Supervisor is Professor Tone Bjørge. The position is part of the project “Glio-Link: Improving prognosis of patients with glioblastoma: Linking health registry and clinical data to basic brain tumour research”.

Jasper Littmann has been employed in a 20 % position as adjunct associate professor for a 2-year period. The position is affiliated with BCEPS and the Pandemic Centre.

Türküler Özgümüş started in a permanent position as Senior Engineer at BIOS on 1st August.

 Julie Solberg Knutsen started in a PhD position connected to the FRONESIS-project. She will work under supervision of Professor Steinar Hunskår.

Varasha Jacob William will work as Head Engineer on the PROFMED-project for the next year.

Monica Patrascu started in a temporary position as Researcher at the Centre for Elderly and Nursing Home Medicine (SEFAS).

Elise Førsund started as a PhD candidate on 23rd August with Ane Erdal as supervisor. Her position is connected to the ActiveAgeing-project at the Centre for Elderly and Nursing Home Medicine (SEFAS).

Victoria Nankabirwa has been employed in a 20 % position as adjunct associate professor at CISMAC.

Catherine Schwinger has got a new position as Researcher at CISMAC from 23rd August.

Sage Wyatt will work as a PhD Research Fellow on the European Research Council Advanced Grant project “A woman’s reproductive experience: Long-term implications for chronic diseases and death” (HealthierWomen). She will work under supervision of Professor Rolv Skjærven.

Welcome to IGS!

July 2021 

Line Merethe Solheim started in a 50 % permanent position as executive officer in the administration.

June 2021

Kine Marie Fleime Møll and Maymuna Fowsi will have apprentice positions in the administration for the next two years.

Andrea Magugliani started in his position as Head of Administration at the Pandemic Centre.

Preben Aavitsland will work in a 20 % position as Adjunct Professor at the Pandemic Centre for the next five years.

Gunnar Husabø started in a 10 % position as Assistant Professor.

Gro Tjalvin will have a permanent 70 % position as Associate Professor in the SAMLET group from 10th June.

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May 2021

Mahdi Fallah has started in a permanent position as Professor of Medicine (Epidemiology). The position is affiliated to Section for Epidemiology and Medical Statistics (EPISTAT).

Håvard Holme holds a 20 % position as Journalist at SEFAS from 31.5.2021.

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April 2021

Dagrun Slettebø Daltveit has started in her new position as PhD research fellow. She will work under supervision of Tone Bjørge on the project “Cancer risk in families with children with birth defects”.

Tarun Shankar Choudhary started his PhD position on 1st April with Kjell Arne Johansson as supervisor. His position is linked to the Centre for Intervention Science in Maternal and Child Health (CISMAC), with close collaboration with Bergen Centre for Ethics and Priority Setting (BCEPS).

Mirey Alfarah started in a postdoctoral position funded by DIKU on 1st April. She will work on the FREMFARM project at the research group in social pharmacy.


Øystein Hetlevik has been promoted to full Professor in the Section, General Practice.

Kristine Bærøe has been promoted to full Professor in the Section, Ethics and Health Economics.


March 2021 

Kjetil Lauvland Bjørnevik has been employed in a 20 % position as adjunct associate professor connected to the DRONE project (Drug RepurpOsing for NEurological diseases).

Adam Snowdon has started in a 4-year PhD position. He will work on the project “A woman’s reproductive experience: Long-term implications for chronic diseases and death” (HealthierWomen) with supervisor Rolv Skjærven.

Taran Grønvik has been employed as a researcher at CIH where she will work on a project related to teenage girls’ position in rural Zambia, which is funded by The Research Council of Norway.

Welcome to IGS!


February 2021

Haakon Reithe started as a PhD candidate with Ane Erdal as supervisor. He will work on the Active Ageing project at the Centre for Elderly and Nursing Home Medicine (SEFAS).

Juan Carlos Torrado Vidal has started as Postdoctoral Fellow. He will work on the Active Ageing project at the Centre for Elderly and Nursing Home Medicine (SEFAS).

Emily McLean started a PhD project on 1st February. She is a former research track student and will work on the project “Priority setting and ethics: The case of induced abortion in Ethiopia” under supervision of Ingrid Miljeteig.

Jorunn Kirkeleit will have a temporary position as Researcher on the Horizon 2020 project “Exposome project for health and occupational research” (EPHOR), which is led by Cecilie Svanes.

Line Merethe Solheim has returned to the administration in a 50 % position as executive officer.

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January 2021

 Oddvar Martin Kaarbøe started as Professor in Health Economics in the Section for Ethics and Health Economics (ETØK) on 1st January.

Signe Knappskog will work as Senior Adviser at the Pandemic Centre for 3 months.

Paul André Sommerfeldt will hold a 20 % position as Senior Executive Officer / Journalist at the Centre for Elderly and Nursing Home Medicine (SEFAS) for the next six months.

Welcome to IGS!