Public health - the overall research profile of Faculty of Health and Sports
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