Jone Bjørnestad is an associate professor in psychology. His background is both from clinical psychology and psychiatry and longitudinal clinical research. His current line of research mainly follows three paths; 1) long-term recovery in psychosis and 2) substance use and 3) public health. Bjørnestad have done qualitative, quantitative, meta-synthesis and systematic reviews on these topics and is currently involved in several projects on these issues. He is also involved in projects on innovative technology design solutions and large-scale social interventions. His main lecturing experience is on recovery from severe mental illness, competitive body building and qualitative methods.