Who we are

Find out who’s behind bioCEED…

 

Roy Andersson : Associate Professor II

Roy Andersson

Associate Professor II

 

+46 46 222 49 07
roy.andersson@cs.lth.se
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Cissy Ballen : Postdoctoral Associate

Cissy Ballen

Postdoctoral Associate

 
I am postdoctoral associate in the College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota. I am associated with bioCEED through several research projects examining active learning and STEM equity.
 
My webpage

+ 1 607 279 2625
balle027@umn.edu
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Mari Vold Bjordal : Student Representative at BIO

Mari Vold Bjordal

Student Representative at BIO

 

+4745061950
Mari.Bjordal@student.uib.no
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Sehoya Cotner : Professor II

Sehoya Cotner

Professor II

 

My research interests include Science (especially biology) for the non-scientist; Strategies for effective teaching of evolution and ecology; Inclusivity in the sciences; In-class assessment techniques; Technology in the classroom. I'm excited to collaborate with bioCEED students and faculty to (a) implement new active-learning strategies in the classroom; and (b) translate effective teaching to the literature on discipline-based educational research in biology.

+1 612 626 2385
sehoya@umn.edu
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Tina Dahl : Teaching Officer

Tina Dahl

Teaching Officer


I am working as a teaching officer at bioCEED UNIS. My main responsibilities are to administrate and to coordinate the different work packages at bioCEED UNIS.

+47 99 11 01 41
Tina.Dahl@unis.no
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Marie Danielsen : Project Assistant

Marie Danielsen

Project Assistant


stine.danielsen@student.uib.no
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Ingvild Eldøy : Student Representative at UNIS

Ingvild Eldøy

Student Representative at UNIS

 
I’m 22 years old, and I come from Sandnes, Norway. I study to become a teacher in biology and chemistry at NTNU (integrated teacher program with master in science), but this semester I am studying arctic biology at UNIS. During my education I have learned a lot about teaching and learning, and I hope to use some of these experiences in my work as a student representative for bioCEED. From my home university I have also experienced large student groups and a small degree of student involvement, and this is something I want to try to make different.


ingvild.eldoy@unis.no
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Pernille Bronken Eidesen : Professor, Deputy Leader

Pernille Bronken Eidesen

Professor, Deputy Leader

 
I am the deputy leader of bioCEED, and I am responsible for managing bioCEED activities at UNIS.

+47 79 02 33 43
Pernille.Bronken.Eidesen@unis.no
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Sigrunn Eliassen : Associate Professor, Work Package Leader

Sigrunn Eliassen

Associate Professor, Work Package Leader

 
I am responsible for work package WP2 Learning Environments and engaged in several projects including bioSKILLS, where we focus on transferable skills in biology.

+47 55 58 46 22
Sigrunn.Eliassen@uib.no
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Oddfrid Førland : Advisor, Centre Coordinator

Oddfrid Førland

Advisor, Centre Coordinator

 

+47 55 58 22 24
Oddfrid.Forland@uib.no
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Tove Gabrielsen : Associate Professor, Work Package Leader

Tove Gabrielsen

Associate Professor, Work Package Leader

 
I am responsible for work package WP3 – “Active students” –  which will focus on enhancing student active learning. Transferable skills training, internships within the private and public sector and students involvement within planning and conducting learning activities are some of the things we are working on within this work package.

+47 79 02 33 42
tove.gabrielsen@unis.no
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Ragnhild Gya : Deputy Student Representative at BIO

Ragnhild Gya

Deputy Student Representative at BIO


ragnhild.gya@student.uib.no
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Torstein Nielsen Hole : PhD student

Torstein Nielsen Hole

PhD student

 
I am a Ph.D student part of the PRIME project and bioCEED. I am responsible for assessing and researching approaches to student learning in practice activities such as the workplace and field-work.
 
My projects

+47 98 07 16 17
Torstein.Hole@uib.no
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Kristin Holtermann : Higher Executive Officer

Kristin Holtermann

Higher Executive Officer

 

+47 55 58 44 81
Kristin.Holtermann@uib.no
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Lucas M. Jeno : PhD student

Lucas M. Jeno

PhD student

 
I am a PhD candidate/scholar responsible of investigating teaching and learning related issues at bioCEED. My main interest is on student learning and motivation, and how teachers motivate their students.
 
My projects

+47 48 13 46 43
Lucas.Jeno@uib.no
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Sven Keizer : Student Representative at UNIS

Sven Keizer

Student Representative at UNIS

 
Originally, I am from the Netherlands but for two years ago I have been living in Bodø where I study biology. As part of my bachelor I am now one semester at UNIS on Svalbard. After this I plan to go back to start a master in aquaculture. My special interest is in fish and aquaculture. My big hobby is refereeing lacrosse which I do all over Norway


sven.keizer@unis.no
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Gro I. van der Meeren : Senior Researcher, Work Package Leader

Gro I. van der Meeren

Senior Researcher, Work Package Leader

 
I am leading the work package on "Strengthening links between education and society" (WP 7). Being a senior researcher at the Institute of Marine Research, I work mostly in projects with clear societal responsibility, giving scientifically based advice in marine management topics, both on species level and open sea marine ecosystems. My role in bioCEED, along with the PRIME-project, in opening up the “real” world to biology students is a pleasure.

+47 94 16 87 42
grom@imr.no
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Magnus Svendsen Nerheim : Senior Executive Officer

Magnus Svendsen Nerheim

Senior Executive Officer

 

+47 55 58 44 01
Magnus.Nerheim@uib.no
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Jorun Nyléhn : Associate Professor

Jorun Nyléhn

Associate Professor

 

Jorun Nyléhn har en doktorgrad i botanisk økologi fra Universitetet i Oslo. Hun har vært ansvarlig for naturfagdelen av TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) i Norge, en undersøkelse av elevers kunnskaper i realfag på 4. og 8. trinn i nærmere 70 land. Videre har hun omtrent fem års erfaring fra grunnskolelærerutdanningen, med undervisning i hovedsakelig biologi og biologididaktikk. Hun har faglige, fagdidaktiske og populærvitenskapelige publikasjoner; erfaring som redaktør og grafisk designer; og undervisningserfaring fra universitet, høgskole og videregående skole. Nå planlegger hun å forske på læring relatert til evolusjonsbiologi.

+47 55 58 81 77
Jorun.Nylehn@uib.no
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Arild Raaheim : Professor, Work Package Leader

Arild Raaheim

Professor, Work Package Leader

 
I am Leader for Work Package 4 and 6


Arild.Raaheim@uib.no
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Anne-Laure Simonelli : Postdoctoral Researcher

Anne-Laure Simonelli

Postdoctoral Researcher

 
With a background in marine biology (PhD) I am today a PostDoc at bioCEED involved in several projects including PRIME, iSCOPE and bioSKILLS. I am developing and testing novel pedagogies focusing on transferable skills specifically the 4 Cs: collaboration, critical thinking, communication and creativity. I aim to develop and evaluate the interdisciplinary culture, in particular in the interface man-environment/biology, and to increase awareness to stakes in the sciences & society interface.

+47 55 58 33 17 / +47 98 67 48 45
Anne-Laure.Simonelli@uib.no
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Jonathan Soulé : Chief Engineer - Website administrator

Jonathan Soulé

Chief Engineer - Website administrator

I work on the development of bioCEED's web platform bioST@TS and others projects under bioSKILLS. I provide technical supervision in Teach to Learn, and represent bioCEED in the steering committee of biORAKEL. As educational technician at the Department of Biology - UiB, I am responsible for labs, equipment, material and safety related to practical teaching activities.

+47 55 58 44 88 / +47 92 80 26 66
jonathan.soule@uib.no
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Ørjan Totland : Head of Department (BIO), Work Package Leader

Ørjan Totland

Head of Department (BIO), Work Package Leader

 

+47 55 58 46 01 / +47 477 58 058
Orjan.Totland@uib.no
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Vigdis Vandvik : Professor, Centre Leader

Vigdis Vandvik

Professor, Centre Leader

 
I am the Centre Director of bioCEED, and am responsible for overseeing the activities and development of the center in relation to our plans, deliverables, and long-term goals.

+47 55 58 33 32
Vigdis.Vandvik@uib.no
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Øystein Varpe : Professor, Work Package Leader

Øystein Varpe

Professor, Work Package Leader

I am leading the work package on Educational Leadership, and as part of this, the National Forum for Educational Leadership in Biology – a collaboration between Biofagrådet and bioCEED. When I teach at UNIS, I enjoy trying out new ideas and methods, many of which have emerged from my involvement in bioCEED. Course responsibilities at UNIS: AB-204 Arctic Ecology and Population Biology & AB338/838 Life history adaptations to seasonality.

http://www.unis.no/staff/oystein-varpe/

+47 79 02 64 63
oystein.varpe@unis.no
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Gaute Velle : Professor II, Project Leader PRIME, Course Leader BIO298

Gaute Velle

Professor II, Project Leader PRIME, Course Leader BIO298

 
I am adjunct professor at the University of Bergen and research professor in the company Uni Research. I have a wide background of teaching at the university, while my job in Uni Research focuses on mitigation of human impact on aquatic ecosystems. This connection between the university sector and a professional practice as biologist is highly relevant for PRIME and for the internship course BIO298.

+47 55 58 29 09
Gaute.Velle@uib.no
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Former staff and students

Renate Marie Alling : Former Student Representative at UNIS

Renate Marie Alling

Former Student Representative at UNIS


renate.alling@unis.no
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Nanna Devantier : Former Student Representative at UNIS

Nanna Devantier

Former Student Representative at UNIS


nanna.devantier@unis.no
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Mari Engelstad : Former Student Representative at UNIS

Mari Engelstad

Former Student Representative at UNIS

 


Mari.Engelstad@UNIS.no
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Øyvind Fiksen : Professor, Former Work Package Leader

Øyvind Fiksen

Professor, Former Work Package Leader

 
Until 12/2015, I was Head of Education at BIO and leader of WP1 ‘A collegial learning culture among teachers’ – promoting a shift from teaching to student learning perspective.

+47 55 84 624
oyvind.fiksen@uib.no
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Daniel Kristensen : Former MSc student

Daniel Kristensen

Former MSc student

 


Einherjer8989@hotmail.com
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Sara Madeleine Kristensen : Former MSc student

Sara Madeleine Kristensen

Former MSc student

I have studied the phenomenon of dropping out of higher education in light of amotivation, teacher control, perceived competence, basic psychological need frustration and ill-being.


sara.madeleine@hotmail.com
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Sigurd Stefansson : Professor, Former Work Package Leader

Sigurd Stefansson

Professor, Former Work Package Leader

 
In 2016, I was Head of Education at BIO and leader of WP1 ‘A collegial learning culture among teachers’ – promoting a shift from teaching to student learning perspective.

+47 55 58 44 70
Sigurd.Stefansson@uib.no
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Janne Søreide : Professor, Former Work Package Leader

Janne Søreide

Professor, Former Work Package Leader

 
Until 12/2016, I was responsible for work package WP3 – “Active students”.


Janne.Soreide@unis.no
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Tone Ulvatn : Former Student Representative at BIO

Tone Ulvatn

Former Student Representative at BIO


Tone.Ulvatn@student.uib.no
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Malene Klakegg Vinnes : Former Student Representative at UNIS

Malene Klakegg Vinnes

Former Student Representative at UNIS

 
I am a student at the Integrated Teacher Programme with Master in Science (Biology). This semester I am studying arctic biology at UNIS as an addition to my education at NTNU in Trondheim. I am passionate about that the biological education shall be experienced as relevant and meaningful. That the students, during and after lectures and practical training can use what they have learned to see the world, and the society, in a greater perspective, and at the same time use the learning outcome to work for a better world. This is what motivates me the most to be a student representative in bioCEED.


Malene.Vinnes@UNIS.no
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