Centre for Women's, Family and Child Health

Our goal is to improve the health of Norwegian families through research and research training, professional education, societal collaboration and development of healthcare services.


The principal goal of the Centre for Women's, Family and Child Health is to improve the health of Norwegian families through research and research training, professional education, societal collaboration and development of healthcare services.

The Centre is an international research institution that promotes scholarly work in the area of Patient Safety and its relationship to reproductive health. The Centre’s research activity is characterized by an interdisciplinary approach to key themes in the development of quality of care. The Centre’s current research is anchored in six thematic research areas: 

  • Women’s and family experiences of adverse events or near misses in relation to pregnancy, birth and postnatal care
  • Implementation, quality and practice improvements with special focus on midwives’ evidence-based working methods/guidelines
  • A simulation-enhanced educational programme for improving midwives and public health nurses professional practice
  • Prevention related to families at risk
  • Patient safety culture, leadership and teamwork
  • Patient related phenomenon such as fear of childbirth, postpartum depression, problems related to mother/child attachment and violence within the family

Contact information

Centre director

Associate professor

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