Siv Hilde Berg

Førsteamanuensis innen sikkerhet i helsetjenesten

Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet
Avdeling for kvalitet og helseteknologi



  • Associate Professor in Patient Safety, Department of Quality and Health Technology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stavanger. 
  • PhD in Health and Medicine, clinical psychologist, masterstudies in safety science.  
  • Member of the Editorial Board for The Norwegian Journal of Psychology,
  • Partner at RVTS-Vest in projects related to suicide prevention 
  • Work experience as clinical psychologist at Stavanger University Hospital, management and teaching.  
  • Current research project: 'Affect and cognition in public health communication', which draws on our research during the pandemic, and expands with experimental research, cognitive interviews and critical review of the litterature. 
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  • Health and risk communication
  • Trust in institutions and social trust 
  • Psychological safety in the work place and patient safety
  • Organisational learning, accident and incident investigation methods
  • Safety Science theories, resilience in health care and complex adaptive systems
  • Patient safety in mental health
  • Suicide prevention
  • User involvement and patient experiences
  • Health care services research, implementation science 


  • Qualitative research: In-depth individual interviews, focus groups, mental models approach to risk communication (cognitive interviews)
  • Review methods; systematic review, integrative review, scoping review, narrative synthesis
  • Case studies, mixed methods 
  • Quasi-experimental research

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