Hilde M Olerud

Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
Department of Optometry, Radiography and Lighting Design
Campus Drammen (13014)
Responsible for study option "Radiation in diagnostics and therapy" in the master program Clinical Health Care. Chair the research group of radiograhers in the Department of Optometry, Radiography and Lighting design, as part of Science Centre Health and Technology


Educate and supervise radiographers on Bachelor, Master and PhD level.

The University of South-Eastern Norway, Faculty of health and social sciences, do offer a Master degree in clinical health care that involves the study option “Radiation in diagnostics and therapy”. This study, which I'm responsible of, addresses bachelor level radiographers, engineers and technicians in the workplace who wants continuing education formalized in an academic setting. 

As part of the master study, we offer three 15 ECT's master level courses, which are provided as distance-learning courses to address the international community: Justification and skill mix in radiology (MRAD620) - Quality assurance and optimization in radiology (MRAD630) - Strålevern og HMS (MRAD610). Students are welcome to apply for one of these courses separately from the master studies. For infomration and application see www.usn.no/radiography


More than 30 years’ experience from a regulatory body, dealing with management, inspections, audits, quality insurance and surveys on medical applications of radiation. International experience from collaboration between Nordic and European radiological protection competent authorities (HERCA), EU TREN projects to establish methods for collective effective dose estimates, DOSEDATAMED, and EU 7th framework program research project aimed to provide new knowledge about increased cancer risks due to CT in childhood (EPI-CT). Currently I'm heading USN participation in HARMONIC (2019 - 2024), which aims at better understanding the long-term health effects of medical exposure to ionising radiation in children. 

A PhD in medical physics from Norwegian University of Science and Technology; thesis «Assessments of patient doses and image quality in X-ray diagnostics in Norway». Qualified Medical Physics Expert in Radiation Protection; skills in dosimetry, CT, mammography and interventional radiology. 15 years’ experience in part time positions from the college- and university sector establishing master level courses in CT, radiation protection, X-ray interaction and imaging. Supervisor and lecturer for radiographers, physicists and radiologists. My Reasearchgate profile includes 30 publications. Currently contributing in a clinical master program at USN customized for radiographers, bioengineers and technologists, and a PhD on Person Centred Health Care.


1979-1981      Engineer, Institute of chemistry, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

1981-2015      Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (engineer/researcher/head of section/director)

1999-2000      Medical Physicist, Department of Physics, The Norwegian Radiumhospital

2001-2006      Associate Professor, Institute of radiography, Oslo University College 

2006-2015      Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University in Oslo

2014-2015      Radiation Protection Officer, Oslo University Hospital

2015-              Professor, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, University College in Southeast-Norway


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