Micro interactionist analysis. Social relations in hospitals. Ethnographic research.
- Mag.art (cand.sociol.) at UiO in 1972
- Ph.D (dr.philos.) at UiO in 1996
- Research assistant at the University of Tromsø 1973-1978
- Researcher at Statistics Norway, Center for Health Administration, UiO, and Institute of Applied Social Research
- Professor at ISS UiO from 1997
- The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services (NOKC)