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Traumatic stress, forced migration and global mental health

The research group studies mental disorders in vulnerable populations and aims to identify risk factors and explore the influence of cultural factors on diagnosis and treatment of such disorders. 


Our aims are to study the prevalence and identify risk factors for psychiatric disorders in vulnerable populations.

We have a special focus on internally displaced persons in low- and middle income countries, and several projects address refugees and trauma exposed clinical populations in Norway.

Our aim is also to explore, conduct research and provide training in transcultural psychiatry.

Selected projects

  • The SHOT Study: Study of Health Outcome after Trauma in psychiatric outpatients in Norway and Nepal
  • A study of health consequences of exposure to different psychological trauma. A longitudinal observational study in chronic pain patients  
  • Violence Exposures and Mental Health of Adolescents in Indonesia
  • Capacity building in the field of mental health in South Sudan
  • Resilient professional rescue workers – post-traumatic stress among unaffiliated volunteers after terror attacks in Norway


  • Stellenbosch University
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Indonesia
  • University of Health Sciences, Cambodia
  • Tribhuvan University, Nepal
  • McGill University, Canada
Tags: Global South
Published Feb. 1, 2016 1:58 PM - Last modified Aug. 14, 2019 1:25 PM