I am Associate Professor at the Department of Safety, Economics, and Planning at the Faculty of Science and Technology. I have a Bachelor of Science in Human Geography, a Master of Arts in International Relations, and a PhD in Globalisation Studies. I am study programme coordinator for City and Regional Planning, including both the bachelor and master programmes.
I am a technologist interested in the social and political consequences resulting from the end-use of security and safety technologies at various scales, from residential, urban spaces, and with relevance to world affairs. I engage with issues of city resilience from a security perspective, particularly on the topics of crime prevention and societal safety. My recent publications have engaged with issues of radio interference devices, the criminal motivations for using them, and who are most affected. I have also published papers on the topics of proportionality in urban planning and the use of artificial intelligence in the detection of, and deterrence for those experiencing, COVID-19 symptoms.
My work on urban security has been made use by Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, National Police Of Ukraine and National Academy Of Internal Affairs, among others. I have also been invited to deliver presentations by Norwegian security agencies, and appeared in interviews and presentations with construction and risk managment firms. My work on the radiofrequency interference has frequented in both technical and political science papers, including those concerned with policy options for electromagnetic spectrum management. I frequently review articles for the Journal of Strategic Security, Security & Defence Quarterly, as well as Applied Cybersecurity & Internet Governance.
I am currently dedicating research into the coercive effects of geographically-define polygons, anti-loitering technologies, and hostile design. I am also dedicating research into the phenomon of technology-facilitated violence, with emphasis on intimate partner relationships, famility relations, with focus on smart home and assisted living technologies.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch for collaboration, supervision, and networking.
Ongoing projects I am participating in
RESICITIES - Building resilience through education for Sustainable, Collaborative and Smart Cities
Urban and community sustainability in planning and architecture (UCSPA)
Building bilateral research network towards resilient, smart and sustainable cities and regions
RISKSEC2.0 Local climate change adaptation: from risk governance to securitisation strategies?
Academic Development through bilateral peer-learning activities on mission-oriented innovation for Climate Neutral and Smart Cities
Trolltunga Bilateral Fund in the field of Higher Education Institutions
Teaching, Leadership and Coordination
Introduction to Urban Planning and Societal Safety (BYS110 - coordinator)
Bacheloroppgave i byplanlegging og samfunsikkerhet (BYSBAC - coordinator)
Praksis (BYS300) - coordinator)
Resilient Cities (BYG640 - lecturer, previously coordinator)
Risk, safety, economics, and planning for Smart Cities (Erasmus+, in collaboration with Czech Technical University in Prague - joint coordinator)
Terrorism and security (RIS535 - lecturer)
Digital insecurity (RIS535 - lecturer)
New Technologies and Ideas for Sustainable City Development (BYG655 - Lecturer)
Urban Sociology (UMCSA - University of Bratislava - Lecturer)
Assisted Living and Universal Design (UMCSA - University of Bratislava - Lecturer)
Digital Societies for Sustainable Energy Transitions (MEE128 - lecturer)
Digital Society and Societal Transformations (M-DIG - lecturer)
Masteroppgave byplanlegging (BYGBAC - supervision)
I was study programme leader for the bachelor programme "Urban Planning and Societal Safety" (Byplanlegging og samfunnssikkerhet) between 2021-2023.
I am now (2023-) study programme leader for the bachelor and master programme in City and Regional Planning (Byplanlegging).
Other relevant experiences
Since 2023 I have been guest lecture for the cruise industry on 'World Affairs'. Lectures have included Resilient Italian Cities, Reconstruction of World Heritage in Croatia, and Greece in a Multipolar World.
Between 2019 and 2020, I was Visiting Scholar at the University of St. Andrews, Center for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV). I worked collaboratively with scholars at the Center on the subject of non-state actor motivations and capabilities in the electromagnetic domain.
For two years during my PhD I worked mostly on a voluntary capacity for Omega Research Foundation who are dedicated to providing rigorous, objective, evidence-based research on the manufacture, trade in, and use of, military, security and police technologies.