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The members of the research group.

Midwifery Sciences

Our research focuses on pregnancy, birth, post natal care and children's health. We are closely connected to the master's degree in midwifery, which annually has between 40 and 50 students and is the largest master's programme at OsloMet.

This research group belongs to the Faculty of Health Sciences.

We mainly do applied research with the aim to produce knowledge useful for women and their families, for the professions involved in maternity care and for education. We principally base our research on the assumption that pregnancy and childbirth are physiological and social life events.

Head of research group

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  • Members

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    • More about the research group

      We mostly engage in applied research for the relevant professions, the results of which are useful for the users, the clinical field, stakeholders and teaching. Most of our research projects are based on the midwifery approach, where pregnancy, childbirth and the post-partum period are considered physiological life events.

      All members of the group conduct research in the field of reproductive health and infant health, and they are midwives, public health nurses, general nurses or have a background in psychology. Interdisciplinary cooperation is emphasised and all our projects involve external partners. We have a close research collaboration with Oslo University Hospital and Østfold Hospital.

    • Projects

      • LISTEN: low-risk intrapartum fetal monitoring
      • LINO: Labour Induction Inpatient and Outpatient
      • LAPS: The Labour Progression Study
      • NORHEDII – MIDRED: Midwifery Education and Research Development in Palestine and Ghana
      • DigiLaCare: Digital Latent Phase Care. User involvement infrastructure for improving birth care, development of the digital latent phase care application
      • Safe pregnancy
      • Public health nurses’ work to combat violence against children
      • SOFUS: Parental stress after detection of foetal structural abnormalities in ultrasound examination
      • What matters to women – experiences and views on maternity care
      • Let’s take the needs of women in childbirth seriously (Slovakia)
      • Safe childbirth in Gaza
      • Theories and models for midwifery in a Nordic context
      • Umbilical cord blood acid-base analysis at delivery and long-term outcomes
      • Learning analysis related to master’s degree course in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
      • B3 study: Babies Born Better in Europe (UCLAN)
      • Buscopan to prevent prolonged labour – RCT (OUS)
      • PROGRESS: Development of a new labour monitoring approach using cervical dilation measurements (OUS)
      • The HOME study: Home monitoring of high-risk pregnancies (OUS)
      • Caesarean sections in Georgia (UiT)
      • ADVANCED 2 (Addressing Domestic Violence in Antenatal Care Environments 2) (NTNU, Dhulikhel Hospital-Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences)
      • Your childbirth (NTNU and St. Olavs Hospital)
    • Collaborators


      • Oslo University Hospital (OUS)
      • Akershus University Hospital (AHUS)
      • Østfold Hospital
      • Innlandet Hospital
      • Stavanger University Hospital (SUS)
      • Drammen Hospital
      • University of Oslo (UiO)
      • Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL)
      • UiT The Arctic University of Norway
      • University of Bergen (UiB)
      • University of Stavanger (UiS)
      • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
      • University of South-Eastern Norway (USN)
      • The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI)
      • The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
      • Fredrikstad municipality
      • Sarpsborg municipality


      • University of Gothenburg, Sweden
      • University of Iceland, Reykjavik
      • University of Technology Sydney, Australia
      • Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
      • University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN), Preston, UK
      • Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
      • Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
      • University of Dundee, UK
      • University College of Northern Denmark (UCN)
      • University of Aarhus, Denmark
      • University of Southern Denmark
      • Citizen, Democracy and Accountability, Bratislava, Slovakia
      • BirZeit University, Ramallah, Palestine
      • University of Ghana, Accra
      • Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, China
      • La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
      • Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences, Nepal