Giovanna Calogiuri


Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
Department of Nursing and Health Sciences
Campus Drammen (15012)
I'm Professor in Health Sciences at the Science Centre of Health and Technology, University of South-Eastern Norway. My research focus is on physical activity and health, especially in relation to the understanding of physical activity patterns in different population's groups and salutogenic effects of 'green exercise'. Most recently I've been exploring the potential of 'technological nature' to promote health and encourage physical activity.



  • Quantitative research methods
  • Virtual reality
  • Actigraphy
  • Health-enhancing physical activity and its correlates
  • Biological rhythms and sleep-wake patterns
  • Public health and health promotion


Education and academic career

  • Professor in Health Sciences, with emphasis on physical activity and technology at INN University (2020).
  • Associate Professor in Physical activity and health at INN University (2013).
  • Postdoc in Occupational Sciences within the umbrella project “The importance of environment, nature and nature elements for health promoting experiences and activities” at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (2011-2013).
  • Ph.D. in Physical Activity and Health with emphasis on exercise chronobiology at the University of Milan and Finnmark University College (2005-2009).
  • Laurea Magistrale (BA, MSc) in Sport Sciences at University of Milan (2000-2005).

Scientific merits

R&D Funding