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Peter Forde Hougaard

Peter Forde Hougaard


I am a trained specialist nurse (pediatric nursing) with many years of experience in nursing care for children at Oslo University Hospital. I have a bachelors degree in sociology from UiO, as well as a masters degree and a doctorate from the Center for the Study of Professions (SPS), OsloMet. My research interests are centered around (inter-)professional interaction, educational and professional leadership, nursing education, as well as topics related to children in hospital (i.e. pain assessment and treatment).

I administer and teach several courses in, among other things, knowledge-based practice, scientific theory and method, research ethics, as well as the bachelors thesis in nursing. I have broad experience from supervising students in practice in primary and specialist healthcare, both at Bachelor level and masters level in childrens nursing. I supervise students in several masters programs and am co-supervisor for a PhD-student in pediatric nursing.

In addition to my position as associate professor here at OsloMet, I am a senior researcher (10%) at the Department of Childrens Surgery at Oslo University Hospital, associated with InteRSurg, an interdisciplinary research group established in 2021. I was research group leader for InteRSurg from its establishment until the end of 2023.

From January 2024, I lead the research group Learning and Collaboration at the Department of Nursing and Health Promotion, OsloMet.

Scientific publications

Rivenes Lafontan, Sara ; Hougaard, Peter Forde ; Knutstad, Unni ; Jensen, Kari Toverud ; Jerpseth, Heidi (2023). Caught in the Middle—Experiences of Student Peer Mentors in Nursing Education: A Qualitative Study. 11 p. Education Sciences. Vol. 13.

Hougaard, Peter Forde ; Tørris, Christine ; Erichsen, Torunn ; Høium, Kari ; Ulfsby, Kirsten Jacobsen ; Jensen, Trude Løkhaug; Opheim, Helene Margrethe Storebø (2023). Teknologi og aktivisering i læringsfellesskap. Knutstad, Unni; Larsen, Kristian; Jensen, Kari Toverud (Ed.). Fagdidaktiske temaer i helsefagene. p. 91-123. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.

Hougaard, Peter Forde ; Øygarden, Anne-Martha Utne ; Marchen, Roger Arnold ; Hansen, Sylvia ; Ulfsby, Kirsten Jacobsen (2023). Vi trodde det skulle bli gull. En kritisk vurdering av det pedagogiske designet i et mindre vellykket undervisningsopplegg. Knutstad, Unni; Larsen, Kristian; Jensen, Kari Toverud (Ed.). Fagdidaktiske temaer i helsefagene. p. 125-149. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.

Jensen, Kari Toverud ; Hougaard, Peter Forde ; Knutstad, Unni (2022). Nursing leaders' perspectives on research in specialist health services: A descriptive study. Nursing Open.

Zlatanovic, Tatjana; Mausethagen, Sølvi ; Leseth, Anne ; Hougaard, Peter Forde (2018). The role of nurse teachers’ academic competencies; A research review. 15 p. Nordisk sygeplejeforskning. Vol. 8.

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