The overall study- and research profile of Faculty of Health and Sports at Campus Elverum is Public Health

The faculty's priority area of research for 2007 - 2010 is Mental Health and Society: Knowledge Development in Practice.
The main thesis for the research is:
Co-operative inquiry in mental health care promotes professional competence in the staff through a systematic reflection over their practical experiences and the co-creation of relevant local knowledge. Knowledge developed locally can, when it is co-reflected by users, contribute to important central knowledge about mental health care both in institutions and in local communities.

Research at department level:

Research areas: Mental health, society and pedagogy.
Research coordinator: associate professor Arild Granerud

Research areas: Physical activity habits and health
Research coordinator: associate professor Eivind Skille

Research areas: Clinical nursing
Research coordinator: associate professor Kari Kvigne

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