Oslo and Akershus University College

Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Lilleström, Norway

Lead Contact: 
Agneta Yngve

Email: agneta.yngve@hioa.no

Short Description of Institute: 

The Unit for Health Communication is located within the department of health, nutrition and management at AKERSHUS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, Lilleström, Norway (HiOA). The unit is predominantly dealing with issues concerning children’s health and nutrition and health communication. Among previous activities, the leader of the group has been instrumental to the development of the European Master Programme in public health nutrition, and has been active in collecting information on breastfeeding prevalence as well as breastfeeding promotion in several European projects. The new unit consists of Professor Agneta Yngve, PhD student Susanna Kugelberg (Master of political science), PhD student Christel Lynch (nutritionist and manager of the project Pro Greens, part time in Oslo) and university lecturers Jenny Rossen (10%) and Bettina Ehrenblad (10%). The department as such holds ten employees in the nutrition area, including two professors and several senior lecturers. The Norwegian unit is very much linked to the Unit for Public Health Nutrition at Karolinska Institutet, and where most of the staff mentioned above is also attached.

Staff Members who will be undertaking the work: