The Resource Group

The Resource Group contributed to the writing of the Commission report and carried out research to support the Commission's deliberations.

Resource Group

Sidsel Roalkvam is the head of the resource group. She is associate professor at the Institute for Development and the Environment at the University of Oslo. She is also Academic Director of an interfaculty research area at UiO; LEVE- Livelihoods in Developing Countries.


Phone: +47-22858796

Jeanette H. Magnus is the Head of Department at the Institute of Health and Society at the University of Oslo.  She has a Medical and Philosophy Doctorate from the University of Tromsø and has previously held positions as Director of Tulane Xavier National Center of Excellence in Women's Health, Head of Maternal and Child Health Section in the Department of Community Health Sciences in Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine.

Phone:  +47-22844614

Kristin Ingstad Sandberg is a PhD and head of the research project on health and foreign policy at the Centre for Development and the Environment. She is also a post.doc. at the the Institute for Health and Society, University of Oslo. Her professional background is in international politics and economics. E-mail:
Phone: +47-22850643

Suerie Moon, MPA, PhD, is Research Director and Co-Chair for the Forum on Global Governance for Health at Harvard Global Health Institute and Harvard School of Public Health. She is also Project Co-Director for Innovation and Access to Technologies for Sustainable Development at the Sustainability Science Program, Harvard Kennedy School of Government.


Espen Bjertness is professor and academic head of Section for Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology at the Institute for Health and Society at the University of Oslo. He is also visiting professor at Tibet University Medical College in Lhasa.His research interests include general epidemiology, mental health, non-communicable diseases and global health.


Phone: +47 2285 0636

Lotte Danielsen has a bachelor of Development Studies, a bachelor of journalism and a MSc of Social Anthropology from the University of Oslo. Her research focuses on health issues with a medical anthropological approach. She currently undertakes a PhD at Cambridge University and works as a research assistant for LEVE at the Centre for Development and the Environment.


Phone: 22858981

Unni Gopinathan is a medical student at the University of Oslo and heads the Youth Commission on Global Governance for Health. He has previously been Liaison Officer to the WHO for the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), a WHO intern and Duke Global Health Fellow at the Geneva Program organized by Duke Sanford School of Public Policy.



Harald Siem, MD, MPH, has studied medicine and public health at the universities of Basle, Oxford, Oslo and Harvard. His career started as a country doctor at the West Coast of Norway, he then worked at the University of Oslo, and later in the Oslo City health services. Later, he spent ten years in Geneva, first working with migrant health, and then with WHO: Emergencies and humanitarian action. Back in Norway, Harald has for the past ten years, been working with Baltic Sea states on communicable diseases, and in the Norwegian Directorate of Health on global health issues.


Just Haffeld has a law degree, an MSc in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from Melbourne University and is currently a Medical Candidate in Residency, Nordlandssykehuset, Bodø, Norway. Haffeld is associated with the O’Neill Institute of National and Global Health at Georgetown University, USA, where he works on global health issues.


Larissa Stendie is a political ecologist and activist. She has a BA (double majors) and a Specialization Certificate in Globalization and Governance from the University of Alberta, Canada and is currently finishing a her MPhil. for the SUM Centre for Development and Environment at the University of Oslo.  Larissa is the Communications officer and a research assistant with the Commission, and a research assistant for the Arne Næss Chair and previously for LEVE.


Published Nov. 1, 2011 10:22 AM - Last modified June 12, 2018 2:07 PM