Course leader: Philosophy of Science and Research Methods in Midwifery (10ECTS). Campus Vestfold, 2014- to date.
Course leader: Master’s Thesis (30ECTS). Campus Vestfold, 2014- to date.
Participant research projects: Life after the loss/ Midwifery Models of Care – mapping the scene/ Metasynthesis Antenatal Care/ Disturbed Maternal Affection and Mother-Child Interaction.
Areas of interest:
My main research interests involve increasing equity in midwifery care for marginalized and disadvantaged groups of women and their families. This includes developing knowledge about lesbian women’s maternity care experiences and different ways of developing parental identity in de-novo families. I am also interested in authoritative midwifery knowledge and midwifery models as a means to strengthen the art of midwifery.
Teaching/ subject areas:
Qualitative methods (phenomenological-hermeneutical/ thematic analysis/ metaethnography), philosophy of science/theoretical perspectives in midwifery.
2015 Philosophiae Doctor (PhD), Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Bergen
2006 Master of Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo
1995 Candidata Magisterii (Cand.Mag), Faculty of Social Sciences/ Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo
2018 Developing doctoral supervision. University College of South-Eastern Norway.
2008 Postgraduate Certificate Teaching in Professional Education, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
1995 Pedagogy, intermediate subject, University of Oslo
1991 Midwifery Certificate, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
1988 General Nursing Certificate, Vestfold College of Higher Education
2015 – to date Associate Professor, USN
2014 – 2015 Assistant Professor, USN
2011 – 2015 Research Fellow, University of Bergen UiB, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care
2007 – 2014 Assistant Professor, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Science
2012 – to date Nurse specialist
1992 - 2007 Clinical midwife/ Professional development midwife/ Assistant head of department
1988 - 1990 Clinical nurse
Stavdal, M.N., Skjævestad, M.L.L. & Dahl, B. (2019). First-time parents´ experiences of proximity and intimacy after childbirth - a qualitative study. Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, (20) 66-71.
Aanensen, E.H, Skjoldal, K., Sommerseth, E. & Dahl, B. (2018). Easy to believe in, but hard to carry out - Norwegian midwives’ experiences of promoting normal birth in an obstetric-led maternity unit. International Journal of Childbirth, 8(3), DOI: 10.1891/2156-52184.108.40.206
Røseth, I., Bongaardt, R., Lyberg, A., Sommerseth, E. & Dahl, B. (2018). New mothers struggles to love their child. An interpretative synthesis of qualitative studies. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
Lyberg, A., Dahl, B., Haruna, M., Matsuzaki, M. & Severinsson, E. (2018). Links between patient safety and fear of childbirth – a meta study of qualitative research. Nursing Open
Dahl, B, Åkenes-Carsen, S. & Severinsson, E. (2017). The use and misuse of mobile phones in the maternity ward – a threat to patient safety? Open Journal of Nursing, 7(6), 707-719, Doi: 10.4236/ojn.2017.76053
Jacobsen, K.S. & Dahl, B. (2017). More than just a child - Solo mothers' maternity care experiences. Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, 12, 58-63. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.srhc.2017.03.001.
Erland, E., & Dahl, B. (2017). Midwives experiences of caring for pregnant women admitted to Ebola centres in Sierra Leone. Midwifery,
Dahl, B., Hermansen, M. & Severinsson, E. (2017). Lost in a nameless chaos - women’s experiences of postpartum depression. A meta-ethnographic study. Open Journal of Nursing, 7(8), 962-977, Doi: 10.4236/ojn.2017.78071.
Skirnisdottir Vik, E., Haukeland, G.T. & Dahl, B. (2016). Women’s experiences with giving birth before arrival. (2016). Midwifery, 42, 10-15. Doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2016.09.012.
Dahl, B. & Malterud, K. (2015). Neither father nor biological mother. A qualitative study about lesbian co-mothers’ maternity care experiences. Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, 6(3), 169-173. Doi: 10.1016/j.srhc.2015.02.002
Dahl, B., Fylkesnes, A. M., Sørlie, V. & Malterud, K. (2013). Lesbian women’s experiences with healthcare providers in the birthing context: A meta-ethnography. Midwifery, 29(6), 674-681. Doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2012.06.008.Epub 2012 Aug 16.
Spidsberg, B.D.& Sørlie, V. (2012). An expression of love – midwives’ experiences in the encounter with lesbian women and their partners. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68(4), 796-805. Doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05780.x. Epub 2011 Jul 22.
Spidsberg, B.D. (2007). Vulnerable and strong – lesbian women encountering maternity care. Journal of Advanced Nursing 60(5), 478-486.