SHARE – Centre for Resilience in Healthcare



Centre leader

Professor Siri Wiig


University of Stavanger and NTNU Gjøvik



PhD projects


Resilient Health Care Society Summer Meeting

Sola Strand Hotel 9-12 june 2024. Read more about the event on this website.

More detailed information will come.


SHARE constitutes Norway’s largest research group studying quality and safety in healthcare.

The UiS based research centre SHARE was established in 2017. Together with our national partner at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology Gjøvik (NTNU Gjøvik), the centre constitutes Norway’s largest research group studying quality and safety in healthcare.

SHARE’s strategic vision is to become an internationally recognized research centre by reforming the understanding of quality and safety in current healthcare systems using a new and comprehensive resilience in healthcare framework. To achieve this, the centre will develop and disseminate new knowledge on resilience at all levels of healthcare.

SHARE is a multidisciplinary research centre. About 70 researchers are affiliated with the centre, including nurses, medical doctors, psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapist, lawyers, sociologist, engineers, and safety scientists. The centre’s main pillar is the solid base of PhD scholars conducting research in areas such as interdisciplinary teamwork and competence, co-production and involvement, telecare, regulation, evaluation of improvement measures, and analysis of healthcare processes.

The centre is affiliated with the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Stavanger. Network for Carer Research is also organized by the centre.


The center director is Professor Siri Wiig. Lene Schibevaag is center coordinator, Inger Johanne Bergerød is research coordinator, Cecilie Haraldseid-Driftland is responsible for communication and dissemination.

Professor i kvalitet og sikkerhet i helsesystemer
Faculty of Health Sciences
Department of Quality and Health Technology
Faculty of Health Sciences
Department of Quality and Health Technology
Postdoktor innen kvalitet og sikkerhet i helsetjenesten
University of Stavanger
Faculty of Health Sciences
Department of Quality and Health Technology
Postdoktor innenfor kvalitet og sikkerhet i helsetjenesten
Faculty of Health Sciences
Department of Quality and Health Technology

Research projects

Latest research

Resilience in Healthcare -

longitudinal research programme protocol

Resilience in a prehospital setting

a new focus for future research?

Patient Safety Leadership Intervention

behind the scenes in Nursing Homes and Homecare

Recent activities from SHARE

PhD kurs i kvalitet og pasientsikkerhet

PhD-course DHV350 'Selected topics in Quality and Patient Safety' is now open for applicants

Patients and families engaged in resilient healthcare systems

Patients and their families contribute to the resilience of healthcare systems. This is particularly evident as global h...

Greater focus on the role of informal caregivers

Maja Hassel, next of kin and caregiver, thinks this year’s conference theme "Caregivers - from extra work to sound invol...

Two worlds colliding: exploring the boundaries between system resilience and individual resilience

A recent webinar organised by the Resilient Health Care Network focused on the intersection of individual psychological ...

Digital national conference on informal caregivers’ challenges

The pandemic created practical difficulties in organizing the annual national caregiver conference as usual, but in retr...

A Guide to Patient and Stakeholder Involvement (PSI) in Research

As a part of SHARE – Centre for Resilience in Healthcare’s overarching vision of reforming the understanding of quality ...

Annual report for SHARE 2022

Knowledge is most valuable when it is shared generously – read the annual report for Centre for Resilience in Healthcare...

Calls for more international research collaboration

Professor Stephen Billett from Griffith University Australia, is involved in several of SHARE – Centre for Resilience in...

The 6th International Conference on Youth Mental Health

All 10 Co-Researchers and two Researchers from SHARE attended the international youth mental health conference in Copenh...

Gathers international researchers at the University of Stavanger

SHARE – Center for Resilience in Healthcare is hosting an international quality and safety in healthcare seminar at Ydal...

UiS researchers carry out project for the Norwegian Board of Health Supervision

Sina Furnes Øyri and Inger Johanne Bergerød have been awarded a contract research project on a nationwide supervision of...

Researching country wide system audit of the follow-ups of children living in foster homes 2022-23

The project will explore the impact of an upcoming country wide system audit on the child welfare services’ management a...

Successful all-digital symposium for SHARE

SHARE at UiS arranged a fully digital international symposium for early career research at the end of November.

Teamwork in hospital: a human factors approach

Effective teamwork and sufficient communication are critical components essential to patient safety in today’s specializ...

International Symposium for Early Career Research in Quality and Safety in Healthcare

The symposium is held 23-24 November 2021. The digital event is organized by SHARE - Centre for Resilience in Healthcare...

InvolveMENT – for adolescents’ mental health

This research project will contribute to strengthen access to and the quality of healthcare services for adolescents who...

QUALinCLINstud - Aiming for quality in nursing home care

The QUALinCLINstud project addresses the urgent need for improved quality in clinical supervision and assessment of stud...

SAFE-LEAD - Improving quality and safety in primary care

Many leaders in primary care experience a lack of effective tools in dealing with quality and safety issues to ensure th...

Resilience in Healthcare

The primary goal of the Resilience in Healthcare (RiH) project is to reform the quality of current healthcare systems by...


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

Photo: Elisabeth Tønnessen

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 alternates. All partners are represented.

Board members

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


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

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).

Tips & Tools

This part of the website will contain learning tools, tips and tricks that we have learned from our research.

Recommendations for involving adolescents in mental health research

  1. Expand researchers’ knowledge and competence about adolescent involvement in research. Examples: Part of master students’ and PhD candidates’ curriculum, and additional training for their supervisors and other researchers.
  2. Consider the ethical implications of involving adolescents in the research, including to ensure that all parties are aware of everybody’s rights and responsibilities.
  3. Consider the need for involvement and shared decision-making power at different stages of the research. Agree on consultation, collaboration or control of the research.
  4. Explore researchers’ and adolescents’ motives for participating, including their values, to establish a common starting point. This may also require consideration of the “research culture” within scientific communities, and potentially a need to change the culture.
  5. Provide appropriate training and support for adolescents. Examples: Seminars providing an introduction to research, mental health research, research design and methods.Usea variety of approaches for communication, e.g. digital tools such as WhatsApp and Messenger.
  6. Researchers’ and co-researchers’ willingness to contribute and agreement on adolescents’ roles and extent of involvement. Examples: Sharing experiences and perspectives, expanding own knowledge, and take on tasks. This may lead to decisions of whether adolescents participate as representatives or co-researchers.
  7. Establish a good collaborative relationship and reduce power differentials. Spend time together to build a trusting relationship and reduce feelings of uncertainty. Avoid using research jargon.
  8. Provide sufficient resources including funding and time to enable collaboration. Funding for remuneration, compensation of expenses (e.g. for travel), meetings and research activities.
  9. Ensure diversity in adolescent representation suitable to the research project. Examples: Different cultural backgrounds, genders, sexual orientation, education, life experience and attitudes/approaches towards mental health.
  10. Ensure flexible and effective project management, to ensure that goals are reached and everyone’s time and efforts are valued. Examples: Plan ahead of time, but adapt. Facilitate encouraging meetings. Adapt meeting times and venues to accommodate adolescents’ school, work and other activities/obligations (e.g. meet after working hours, weekends). Food and fun activities during meetings. Conflict management.

Reference: Viksveen P, Cardenas NE, Ibenfeldt M, Meldahl LG, Krijger L, Game JR, Andvik MM, Cuddeford O, Duerto S, Mustafa M, Tong M. Involvement of adolescent representatives and coresearchers in mental health research: Experiences from a research project. Health Expect. 2021 Nov 10. doi: 10.1111/hex.13383.

A guide to Patient and Stakeholder Involvement (PSI) in Research

As a part of SHARE – Centre for Resilience in Healthcare’s overarching vision of reforming the understanding of quality and safety of current healthcare systems , patient and stakeholder involvement (PSI) in SHARE’s research activities is a key strategic priority. The aim of SHARE’s PSI strategy is to encourage and facilitate a broad spectrum of patient and stakeholder involvement across all of SHARE’s research activities, to increase the relevance and impact of our research. Read this article for more information.

SHARE researchers guest editors for a special international collection

A new special collection on "Resilient and responsive health systems in a changing world" was launched October 4, 2021 in BMC Health Services Research and SHARE was involved and contributes as editors.

Call for papers

The call will be open for a year and papers will be published when accepted.
Thic collection welcomes submissions from SHARE researchers, national and international collaborators and networks, and scientist and practitioners worldwide. For more information please visit BMC Health Services Research

Opening commentary: Challenges and opportunities in a changing world

Portrett av Siri Wiig
Professor and leader of SHARE Siri Wiig is one of the SHARE guest editors.
Jane O'Hara
Professor Jane K. O'Hara is one of the SHARE guest editors.