Programme committee for PhD in Person-centered Health Care

PhD programme committee for the PhD in Person-Centred Healthcare

Mandate for PhD Programme Committees at the University of South-Eastern Norway


  • Professor Halvard Vike, Department of Health, Social and Welfare Studies (leader)
  • Professor Grethe Eilertsen, Department of Nursing and Health Sciences  
  • Professor Mirjam Lukasse, Department of Nursing and Health Sciences  
  • Associated professor, Vibeke Sundling, Department of Optometry, Radiography and Lighting Design                      
  • PhD candidate Trude Helene Ellingsen, Department of Health, Social and Welfare Studies
  • PhD candidate Maylen Reiersøl Dahl, Department of Nursing and Health Sciences                                          


Substitute members:

All members have been appointed by the Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences.

All documents must be sent to and 

The programme board meets approximately once a month. Case documents and applications in all cases other than admission cases must be submitted no later than three weeks before the meetings are held. There are separate deadlines for applying for admission. The meetings are held on the following dates, with deadlines:

Meeting date      Deadline for submitting case                 

January 31         January 10

February 28       February 7

March 28           March 7

April 25              April 4        

May 30              May 9

June 20             May 30

In accordance with the programme board’s rules of procedure admission matters are dealt with at the board's meetings in April and October, which have been submitted by January and August of the current semester, respectively. These meetings are reserved for admission matters. The applicant must have submitted all the necessary documents in accordance with regulations and other regulations and handbooks before the application is submitted to the programme committee.

Application deadline for admission to the autumn semester: 31 August.