Research fellow in Social Work, focusing on the situation of young unaccompanied refugees in Norway, with emphasis on psychosocial wellbeing and resilience.
With a master's degree in Social Anthropology and additional studies in Journalism and Psychosocial Approaches in contexts of political violence and disasters, she has worked with issues related to armed conflict, human rights violations and forced migration, and engaged with survivors, human rights defenders and refugees.
Doctoral researcher placement at the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex, United Kingdom, April - June 2019.
Young unaccompanied refugees, unaccompanied minors, psychosocial wellbeing, resilience, relationships, forced migration, asylum policies, qualitative and participatory research methods.
The PhD project: Young unaccompanied refugees coping with psychosocial impacts of conflicts, repression, forced migration and exile.
- Johansen, Kristina; Studsrød, Ingunn (2019). “Help goes around in a circle”: young unaccompanied refugees’ engagement in interpersonal relationships and its significance for resilience. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care. ISSN 1747-9894. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMHSC-03-2019-0035.
- Johansen, Kristina (2013). Frykten har et ansikt. Rapport fra Colombia.. Aschehoug & Co. ISBN 9788203294211. 328 p.
- Johansen, Kristina; Studsrød, Ingunn (2019). Young unaccompanied refugees, interpersonal relationships and resilience: A qualitative study.. Oslo Metropolitan University; 2019-06-19 - 2019-06-21.
- Johansen, Kristina (2018). Psychosocial support approaches in Latin America - Relevant for social work with refugees in Norway?. University of Havana and University of Stavanger; 2018-01-24 - 2018-01-25.
- Johansen, Kristina (2018). Unaccompanied, yet connected: Significant relationships in the lives of young unaccompanied refugees in Norway. IASSW, ICSW & IFSW; 2018-07-04 - 2018-07-07.
- Johansen, Kristina (2017). Gjør vår egen frykt det vanskeligere å se unge flyktningers situasjon?.