Dr Margunn Bjørnholt

ORES Director / Research Professor, NKVTS
+47 995 58 926

Margunn Bjørnholt is a sociologist and economist, Director of Oslo Research, and a Research Professor at the Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (NKVTS). Her research interests include gender-based violence, migration, policy studies, work, family and gender equality, men and masculinities, the welfare state, human rights and women’s rights, feminist economics, ethical banking, and public sector reform and management. She has a broad background as an academic, a civil servant, a consultant and a leader in the NGO sector, and has formerly worked at the Regional Development Fund, the National Institute of Technology, the Work Research Institute and the University of Oslo, and has served as a national expert on gender equality to the European Commission. She is a former President of the Norwegian Association for Women’s Rights and the Norwegian Women’s Lobby, and is a member of the advisory board of Rethinking Economics.

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Heine Paus

+47 481 72 428

Heine Paus is a law student at the University of Oslo. He is a former journalist with the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), working as a reporter for its flagship radio news programme Dagsnytt and as a foreign duty editor and presenter of the news magazine Verden i dag (The World Today), a former Executive Director of the feminist radio station radiOrakel, and has been involved with a number of humanitarian and nonpartisan NGOs, including the European Movement and the Norwegian Red Cross. His academic interests include the laws of war and international human rights law.

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Former affiliates


  • Dr Justyna Bell, Senior Researcher, working on the EFFECT project
  • Monika Kochowicz, Research Assistant, working on the EFFECT project
  • Anna Sitarz, Research Assistant, working on the EFFECT project