Vibeke Narverud Nyborg

PhD position

Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
Department of Nursing and Health Sciences
Campus Drammen (15017)
I am a PhD candidate in the history of medicine and health. My research project concerns how to understand the social construction of the patient in the changing medical discourse during 19th and early 20th century. I base my study on Norwegian examples but draw upon developments that occurred during all of Europe and Northern America during this period. The main issue is to understand how the scientific revolution in medical and nursing education affected the view on the patient and what consequences came as an effect of this view. My data consist of historical sources and I use a hermeneutic approach to my analysis. My goal is to use this new knowledge to develop health educations for the future based international and national guidelines where concepts such as patient and person are under constant development and changes in the meeting with health care services.


Research and PhD work within the history of medicine and health

Lecturing in 25% position

Responsible for the course in philosophy of scinece and scientific theory in Master of clinical healthcare



Work Experience:  

PhD candidate, University of South Eastern Norway, 2017 – dd

Director of Faculty of Health Sciences, University College of South East Norway, 2016

Director of Faculty of Health Sciences, Buskerud and Vestfold University College, 2014 - 2015

Advisor, Buskerud and Vestfold University College, 2014

Advisor, Buskerud University College, 2011 – 2013

Lecturer in Norwegian History, AOF- Drammen/ Drammen Guide Association, Autumn 2012

Advisor, Norwegian Agency of Quality Assurance (NOKUT), 2009 – 2011

Associate Lecturer, Buskerud University College, 2008 – 2009

Senior Executive Officer/ Advisor, Norwegian Agency of Quality Assurance (NOKUT), 2004 – 2008

Executive officer, University of Bergen, 2002 – 2004


PhD course: Social Construction: Theory and Practice, 2,5 ECTS, Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU), 2019

PhD course: History of medicine: sources, methods and historiographic questions, 3 ECTS, University of Oslo, 2018         

PhD course: Talk, text and interpretation, 7,5 ECTS, Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU), 2017

PhD course: Qualitative methods, 5 ECTS, University College of South East Norway, 2017

PhD course: The Science and Practice of Person- Centred Research, 15 ECTS, University College of South East Norway, 2017

Course in Organizational psychology 15 ECTS, University of Bergen, 2004

cand.philol, master in history, University of Bergen, 2003

cand.mag, specialization in history, University of Bergen, 2001

One year study in religion and humanism, University of Agder, 1998


Norwegian fluent

English fluent

German acceptable



Publications and other work:  

Kronikk: Pandemiberedskap handler om virus, men først og fremst om mennesker, Nyborg og Mamelund,

Mening: Likestilling uten framdrift,

Nyborg, Vibeke Narverud, Sigrun Hvalvik, Brendan McCormack, "Understanding care in the past to develop caring science of the future: a historical methodological approach" in Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. 2017.

Axelsen og Nyborg, “NOKUTs søkerveiledning i framtiden – med fokus på dialog og dynamikk,” NOKUT rapport, 2010.         

Kraft/ Patscheider/ Sohm/ Nyborg, “TEAM Comparative Analysis- FHR and NOKUT,” 2007

Bernhard/ Fiorioli/ Nyborg. “TEAM Comparative Analysis- AAC and NOKUT,” 2007

Nyborg, Vibeke Narverud, “Accreditation Procedure by Fachhohschulrat and Austrian Agency for Quality Assurance – Observation Report,” 2007

Eilertsen, Vibeke Narverud, “I skyggen av Palmyras søyler, Utviklingen av en palmyrensk elite i en storpolitisk romersk kontekst 18- 268 e.Kr”, hovedfag i historie, Universitetet i Bergen, 2004

Presentations at conferences:

Kunnskap til lunsj: «Palmebyen i ørkenen» Høgskolebiblioteket i Drammen, 2016                                              

”Performing the quality contract,” Assessing educational quality: Knowledge production and the role of experts, ENQA workshop, Oslo 2008

 “Mutual observations: the experiences of NOKUT (Norway), FHR and AAC (Austria), ECA- conference, Barcelona 2007

”Kriterier og kvalitetskrav i fleksibel utdanning,” NVU/ NFF- konferansen 2005, BI Oslo