Partners in SHARE – Centre for Resilience in Healthcare

SHARE is led by the University of Stavanger. The Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation and NTNU Gjøvik are main partners.

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University of Stavanger

Researchers at the Faculty of Health Sciences at UiS constitute the largest academic environment within quality and safety in the health sector in Norway. It is recognized through participation in public investigations and hearings, as well as international expert groups. It is an interdisciplinary environment that involves nursing, medicine, psychology, sociology, security and engineering.

The Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation (SNLA)

SNLA has an extensive research portfolio in the field of acute and pre-hospital health services with extensive collaboration with various clinical research environments nationally and internationally. It is important for the SHARE Centre that researchers with clinical medical research expertise are included in the collaboration.

NTNU Gjøvik 

NTNU Gjøvik established a collaboration with UiS in 2014 on a separate research group in patient safety. The partnership with SHARE involves admission of research fellows at NTNU Gjøvik to the PhD program in Health and Medicine at UiS. In this way, joint expertise is built across the academic environments. The research group at NTNU specializes in human factors, teamwork and development of effective instruments and interventions.


The center board consists of seven permanent members and five deputy representatives. All partners are represented.

Members of the board in 2021.

Board members

  • Henriette Thune (Dean of research, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stavanger)
  • Ann Kristin Wiik (Board leader, SHARE, NAAF)
  • Åsa Mäkitalo (external member, University of Gothenburg
  • Anne-Lise Kristensen (External member Patient and user ombudsman Oslo & Akershus and Elderlyombudet in Oslo)
  • Torunn Strømme (UiS)
  • Ingrid Tjoflåt (UiS)
  • Aud Obstfelder (NTNU Gjøvik)

Deputy representatives:

  • Pål Iden (external member UKOM)
  • Ingunn Skogstad Riddervold (NAAF)
  • Kristian Ringsby Odberg (NTNU)
  • Ove Njå (UiS)
  • Petter Viksveen (UiS)


SHARE has extensive collaboration with hospitals, Norwegian municipalities and international partners.

Bilde av Stavanger Universitetssjukehus (SUS)
One of the hospitals SHARE collaborates with is Stavanger University Hospital (Photo: Svein Lunde, SUS).

SHARE’s research activities involve extensive collaboration with hospitals, primary care services, municipalities, technology suppliers, regulatory authorities, and user/patient representatives and organisations.

Collaboration is established with a number of hospitals, including Stavanger University Hospital, Haukeland University Hospital, Oslo University Hospital, Akershus University Hospital and Førde Central Hospital. Several municipalities are also involved, including Stavanger, Randaberg, Songdalen and Førde. In addition, cooperation has been established with regional and national authorities, such as counties, the Directorate of Health, the Norwegian Health Authority, the Norwegian Patient Injury Compensation, as well as patient organizations such as the Norwegian Patient Association, the Senior Case and the Patient and User Ombudsman.

Our international partners are the foremost of interdisciplinary expertise in quality and safety related to the health sector, such as the Australian Institute of Healthcare Innovation (Australia), Bonn University Hospital (Germany), Center for Public Engagement (England), Erasmus University (The Netherlands), Kings College London (England) and University of Geneva (Switzerland).

Centre leader

Siri Wiig, professor

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