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Laura Terragni

Laura Terragni


I work at HiOA at the Department of Public Health Nutrition, where I teach Sociology of food consumption and qualitative methods. This year I have developed a new course on "Food, Migration and health". My main research interests include changes in food habits after migration, food security and nutrition communication towards minorities. I am also interested in how people cope with dietary changes in daily life and in ethical food consumption. I long experience with international research project. I’m currently leading the first study on food security among asylum seekers in Norway.

Fields of study

Academic disciplines


Subject areas

Migration   Sociology of food   Food culture   Food habits

Research projects

Scientific publications

Morseth, Marianne S.; Ngyen, Tuan T.; Malene, Skui; Terragni, Laura; Ngo, Quang V.; Ha, T T Vu; Mathisen, Roger; Henjum, Sigrun (2020). Health staff experiences with the implementation of early essential newborn care guidelines in Da Nang municipality and Quang Nam province in Viet Nam. BMC Health Services Research .

Gebremariam, Mekdes Kebede; Henjum, Sigrun; Terragni, Laura; Torheim, Liv Elin (2020). Correlates of screen time and mediators of differences by parental education among adolescents. BMC Pediatrics . Vol. 20.

Mbanya, Vivian N.; Terragni, Laura; Gele, Abdi; Diaz, Esperanza; Kumar, Bernadette. N (2020). Barriers to access to the Norwegian healthcare system among sub-Saharan African immigrant women exposed to female genital cutting. PLOS ONE . Vol. 15.

Granheim, Sabrina Ionata; Opheim, Elin; Terragni, Laura; Torheim, Liv Elin; Thurston, Miranda (2020). Mapping the digital food environment: A scoping review protocol. BMJ Open .

Dogan, Elisabeth Irene Karlsen; Raustøl, Anne; Terragni, Laura (2019). Student nurses’ views of right to food of older adults in care homes. Nursing Ethics .

Osei-Kwasi, Hibbah; Boateng, Daniel; Danquah, Ina; Holdsworth, Michelle; Mejean, Caroline; Terragni, Laura; Powell, Katie; Schulze, Matthias B.; Owusu-Dabo, Ellis; Meeks, Karlijn; Beune, Erik; Agyemang, Charles; Klipstein-Grobusch, Kerstin; Stronks, Karien; Galbete, Cecilia; Nicolaou, Mary (2019). Acculturation and Food Intake Among Ghanaian Migrants in Europe: Findings From the RODAM Study. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior .

Mbanya, Vivian N.; Terragni, Laura; Gele, Abdi; Diaz, Esperanza; Kumar, Bernadette. N (2019). Access to Norwegian healthcare system - Challenges for sub-Saharan African immigrants. International Journal for Equity in Health . Vol. 18.

Henjum, Sigrun; Caswell, Bess L.; Terragni, Laura (2019). “I Feel like I’m Eating Rice 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week”: Dietary Diversity among Asylum Seekers Living in Norway. Nutrients . Vol. 11.

Henjum, Sigrun; Morseth, Marianne S.; Arnold, Charles D.; Mauno, Dawid; Terragni, Laura (2019). “I worry if I will have food tomorrow”: a study on food insecurity among asylum seekers living in Norway. BMC Public Health . Vol. 19.

Terragni, Laura; Garnweidner-Holme, Lisa; Vingmark Næss, Thea; Hussain, Aysha; Eriksen, Aud Marit (2018). A Healthy Start: Development of nutrition education for newly resettled immigrants and refugees living in Norway. International Journal of Home Economics . Vol. 11.

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