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Heidi Moen Gjersøe

Heidi Moen Gjersøe


I am associate professor II at Department of Social Work, Child Welfare and Social Policy, OsloMet. I am a co-editor for the KAI Chronicle (KAI-kronikken) at the Centre for Work Inclusion at OsloMet.

My research area is within social policy, street-level bureaucracy and welfare conditionality. My PhD was a study of the design and the local implementation of the Work Capability Assessment in the context of activation policies, in Norway and the UK.

My main position is at VID Specialized University, faculty of social studies. I teach and supervise at bachelor’s and master's level as well as supervising a PhD student.

I am also associate editor for International Journal of Social Welfare.

Fields of study

Academic disciplines

Social work   Sociology

Subject areas

Social Politics   Qualitative methodologies   Norwegian Labour and Welfare Offices   User perspective   Young adults   Welfare policy   The Norwegian employment and welfare reform   Autonomy and discretion   Social security   Activation policies   Reception   NEET



Scientific publications

Gjersøe, Heidi Moen; Strand, Anne Hege Henden (2021). The Street-Level Organisation in-between Employer Needs and Client Needs: Creaming Users by Motivation in the Norwegian Employment and Welfare Service (NAV). Journal of Social Policy .

Gjersøe, Heidi Moen (2021). Providing help or restrictions? Frontline workers’ understandings of behavioural conditionality for health-related social insurance and social assistance benefit in a joined-up governance context. European Journal of Social Work .

Gjersøe, Heidi Moen; Leseth, Anne (2021). Time to work – opposing political rationality with young peoples’ experiences of working in a mandatory activation context in Norway. Journal of Applied Youth Studies (JAYS) . Vol. 4.

Gjersøe, Heidi Moen (2020). Frontline provision of integrated welfare and employment services: Organising for activation competency. International Journal of Social Welfare . Vol. 30.

Leseth, Anne; Vilhena, Susana; Gjersøe, Heidi Moen (2020). Aktivitetspliktens innside og utside – Unge mottakere av sosialhjelp og deres erfaringer med aktivitetsplikt. Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning . Vol. 23.

Gjersøe, Heidi Moen; Leseth, Anne; Vilhena, Susana (2019). Frontline implementation of welfare conditionality in Norway: A maternalistic practice. Social Policy & Administration . Vol. 54.

Gjersøe, Heidi Moen (2019). Profesjoner. Brodtkorb, Elisabeth; Rugkåsa, Marianne (Ed.). Mellom mennesker og samfunn : sosiologi og sosialantropologi for helse- og sosialprofesjonene. Kapittel 2 Profesjoner. p. 41-61. Gyldendal Akademisk.

Gjersøe, Heidi Moen (2016). Vurdering av arbeidsevne i NAV: Et spørsmål om kunnskap?. Sosiologi i dag . Vol. 46.

Gjersøe, Heidi Moen (2016). Getting Sick and Disabled People off Temporary Benefit Receipt: Strategies and Dilemmas in the Welfare State’s Frontline. Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies . Vol. 6.

Gjersøe, Heidi Moen (2015). Regulating inflow or outflow: a comparison of the work capability assessments in the UK and Norway. Journal of Social Policy . Vol. 45.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete