I write about policy issues, especially related to universities. My core policy interests are gender equality and open access, but also any areas requiring leadership for change. I head Norway's Committee on Gender Balance in Research, and I am the chair of the board of Current Research Information System in Norway, which is responsible for promoting the government's open access policy. My perspectives are evidence-based, although they also draw on my experience as Founding Director of a Center of Excellence in linguistics, CASTL, and as Pro Rector for Research at the University of Tromsø. I am now Rector at the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences.

Experience

  • 2014–present
    Head of Norway's Committee on Gender Balance in Research , Ministry of Education and Research
  • 2010–present
    Chair of Board, Current Research Information System in Norway, Ministry of Education and Research
  • 2015–present
    Rector, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
  • 1993–2015
    Professor, University of Tromsø

Education

  • 1992 
    University of Texas at Austin, PhD, Linguistics