Camilla Grøver Aukrust

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Visiting address Kirkeveien 166 Fredrik Holsts hus 0450 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1089 Blindern 0318 Oslo

This Ph.d project spans six years and will be conducted in combination with 50% clinical work at Rikshospitalet, Oslo University Hospital. The Ph.d is connected to the department for Community Medicine and Global Health and focuses on childhood hydrocephalus in Malawi.

Academic interests

Camilla G. Aukrust has education within nursing and has worked at the neurosurgical high dependency unit at Rikshospitalet, Oslo University Hospital, since 2007. Her Ph.d project is concerned with the neurosurgical diagnosis childhood hydrocephalus in Malawi.

  • Global health
  • Global surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Competence improvements
  • Public health
  • Health services research


  • Cand.Mag in history of ideas, UiO
  • Bachelor in nursing, Diakonova college 
  • M.Phil in International Community Health, UiO


  • Winner of the photo contest on the annual PhD conference, arranged by the research school for global health, 2020.
  • Second prize winner of “Best Poster” at the Global Health Norway seminar in Bergen, 2019. 
  • Nominated for the prize; best master thesis related to the UN sustainable developmental goals at the University of Oslo, 2019.

Positions held

Signatory theme leader for Global Surgery and Anaesthesia, Centre for Global Health, UiO


Department of global health, Oslo University Hospital 



  • Aukrust, Camilla Grøver; Parikh, Karishma; Smart, Luke R.; Mdala, Ibrahimu; Fjeld, Heidi E & Lubuulwa, James [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2022). Pediatric Hydrocephalus in Northwest Tanzania: A Descriptive Cross-Sectional Study of Clinical Characteristics and Early Surgical Outcomes from the Bugando Medical Centre. World Neurosurgery. ISSN 1878-8750. 161, p. e339–e346. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2022.02.003.
  • Aukrust, Camilla Grøver; Kamalo, Patrick Dongosolo; Prince, Ruth Jane; Sundby, Johanne; Mula, Chimwemwe & Manda-Taylor, Lucinda (2021). Improving competencies and skills across clinical contexts of care: a qualitative study on Malawian nurses' experiences in an institutional health and training programme. Nursing Open. ISSN 2054-1058. 8, p. 3170–3180. doi: 10.1002/nop2.1030. Full text in Research Archive

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