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 national partners at Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation (SNLA) and 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 centre director is Professor Siri Wiig. Lene Schibevaag and Inger Johanne Bergerød are research and center coordinators. Cecilie Haraldseid-Driftland is responsible for communication and dissemination.
Department of Quality and Health Technology
Department of Quality and Health Technology
SHARE is led by the University of Stavanger. The Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation and NTNU Gjøvik are main partners.
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 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.
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.
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).