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Siri Wiig

Center Director & Professor of Quality and Safety in Healthcare Systems

Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet
Avdeling for kvalitet og helseteknologi
P15 122

Since April 2020, I am Center Director of SHARE-Center for Resilience in Healthcare. SHARE is the largest research center in Norway investigating into quality and safety in healthcare. The center has 50 researchers affiliated and includes the partners UiS, Norwegian Air Ambulance and NTNU Gjøvik.

My current research interests relate to resilience, organizational, and cultural factors involved in improving quality and safety in healthcare. Areas of interest in my research career involve perception of risk and quality in organizations, risk regulation, patient safety, quality improvement and learning in socio-technical systems in three different sectors: healthcare, petroleum industry, and municipal emergency preparedness.

I have been involved in several national and international research and R&D projects with different collaboration partners. I was principal researcher in the EU FP7 project QUASER (2010-2013). I established a large international and national network both within academia and in healthcare organizations during this period, and was granted by the Research Council Norway with a follow-up project to implement the QUASER-guide in Norwegian primary care settings (2016-2020). From 2018 I am part of the FRIMUMSAM TOPPFORSK project Resilience in Healthcare (2018-2023) as WP lead for for theory development (2018-2020) and currently as project manager (2020-2023).