Sissel Merete Finholt-Pedersen

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I am post doctor at the Caring Futures: Developing care ethics for technology-mediated care practice (QUALITECH), a project financed by the Research Council of Norway. 

My post doctor project is titled Professional Self-understandings and Ideals in a Technology-Mediated Relational Health Work. The aim of the project is to contribute to develop the care ethics theory for technology-mediated relational health work.

I am engaged in psycho-social studies on professional identity development and learning. In focus of this approach is the individual's previous life experiences, drawing on psychoanalytic interpretation of subjective experiences, seen as produced by societal relations and representing an inner psychological modality of culture, and cultural phenomena and society the individual is situated within. 

I hold a Ph.d. from the University of Roskilde, Denmark with the dissertation A lifelong and Life-Wide Perspective on Students of Theology and Their Constructions of Themselves as Ministers (Finholt-Pedersen, 2018).

I graduated as theologian from the Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society and hold a minor in Psychology from the University of Oslo. 

I a member of a research project investigating the concept of user participation in relation to infants. Questions to be investigated are if this concept is of relevance used on this group and the varieties of thinking related to this concept.

I am also involved in a research project about the infants voice and the concept of user participation for this group.

I am a member of the International Research Group for Psycho-Societal Analysis and the network Gi barna en bedre start.


My research area: relational work, professional relations, professional development, care, ethics of care, qualitative methods, interdisciplinary research, psycho social studies.

  • Vitenskapelige publikasjoner
    • Finholt-Pedersen, Sissel Merete


      Nurses’ Experience of Caring amidst Developments in Welfare Technology in Elderly Care.

      Qualitative Studies.

      ISSN 1903-7031.

      Volum 9.

      Hefte 1.


    • Finholt-Pedersen, Sissel Merete


      Å formes som prest - en psykososial tilnærming til profesjonell identitet, subjektivitet og kjønn..

      Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning.

      ISSN 0809-6341.

      Volum 46.

      Hefte 3-4.


      DOI: 10.18261/tfk.46.3.6

    • Finholt-Pedersen, Sissel Merete


      What Does It Mean to Become a Church Minister? Life History and Imagination of Future. I: The Societal Unconscious Psychosocial Perspectives on Adult Learning.


      ISBN 978-90-04-42025-0.


  • Bøker og kapitler
    • Finholt-Pedersen, Sissel Merete


      Hva er det å være prest? Teologistudenter og subjektivitet en kvalitativ analyse.

  • Formidling
    • Finholt-Pedersen, Sissel Merete


      "Warm Hands" a Critical Perspective: De-professioanlizing of Nursing Practice in Elderly Care..

      Prosjektmøte på QUALITECH ;


    • Finholt-Pedersen, Sissel Merete


      Tematisk Analyse - av et materiale om sykepleieres selvforståelser. .

      Programområde møte i forskergruppen Profesjonelle Relasjoner.;


    • Finholt-Pedersen, Sissel Merete


      "How will it end"? Nurses negotiation of Care within an economic rationality. .

      Caring Futures Midway symposium - Qualitech;

      2022-11-23 - 2022-11-24.

    • Finholt-Pedersen, Sissel Merete


      Sykepleieres beskrivelser av hvem de er og hva som er deres oppgaver. Utdrag fra kvalitative intervjuer med sykepleiere i eldreomsorgen.

      Prosjektmøte QUALITECH, UiS;


    • Finholt-Pedersen, Sissel Merete


      Sykepleieres Selvforståelser.

      Prosjektmøte QUALITECH, UiS;


    • Finholt-Pedersen, Sissel Merete


      Livshistorie og valg av sykepleieryrket.

      Områdemøte - Avdeling for Omsorg og Etikk;


    • Finholt-Pedersen, Sissel Merete


      Care for the elderly. Nurses' experiences in digital home based care, home based care and nursing homes. .

      Prosjektmøte QUALITECH, UiS;


    • Finholt-Pedersen, Sissel Merete; Nafstad, Hilde Eileen; Blakar, Rolv Mikkel


      Ethical challenges in training professionals: A study of students of theology.

      Third International Conference on Teaching Applied and Professional Ethics in Higher Education. ;

      2008-07-01 - 2008-07-03.

    • Finholt-Pedersen, Sissel Merete; Nafstad, Hilde Eileen; Blakar, Rolv Mikkel


      Becoming a pastor: A study of students of theology.

      Conference in Practical Theology;

      2008-11-12 - 2008-11-14.

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