Bilde av Wæhler, Turid Austin
Bilde av Wæhler, Turid Austin
Department of Language and Culture turid.a.wahler@uit.no +4777644286 995 95 068 Tromsø

Turid Austin Wæhler


PhD researcher

Job description

Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, Department of Language and Culture 

International cooperation with regards to health and emergency preparedness in the Arctic is the focus of my research. My PhD project is looking into how Norway and Russia cooperate about health facilities and emergency preparedness on Svalbard, a sparsely populated archipelago located halfway between the North Pole and the Norwegian mainland. Remoteness to core health services, harsh climatic conditions, and increasing pressure on the existing infrastructure, are vital elements when discussing health and emergency preparedness on Svalbard.

As a former advisor in global health at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, I have also coordinated multiple global health projects together with actors from various institutions in Norway and abroad.

I'm also engaged in the Norwegian Research School of Global Health and in Global Health Norway, and in Norwegian Forum of Global Health Research .  

 

Faculty of Health Sciences

Advisor. On leave until March 2023. 

 

Proud member of the research group Russian Space: Concepts, Practices, Representations (RSCPR)


  • Turid Austin Wæhler, Tor Ingebrigtsen :
    Health risks, emergency preparedness and Norwegian-Russian cooperation on Svalbard. A systematic review
    International Journal of Circumpolar Health 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Turid Austin Wæhler :
    Health Through the Space Lens. Fictional Representations of Health and Illness in Svalbard's Mining Towns in the 1950s.
    Poljarnyj Vestnik 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Turid Austin Wæhler :
    ‘Et trøblete naboskap: konflikten rundt Rogun-demningen i Tadsjikistan.’
    Nordisk Østforum 2012
  • Turid Austin Wæhler :
    Can Norway and Russia coordinate efforts in healthcare and emergency preparedness on Svalbard?
    2022
  • Turid Austin Wæhler :
    Hot Conflict in Cold Surroundings? Svalbard’s Strategic Impact After Russia’s Full-Scale Invasion of Ukraine
    High North News 26. October 2022
  • Turid Austin Wæhler :
    Covid-19 har kommet til Svalbard: Sykehuset har seks sengeplasser. Tåler Svalbard et stort koronautbrudd?
    Forskning.no 10. December 2021
  • Turid Austin Wæhler :
    Norwegian-Russian Collaboration on Svalbard: How Coexistence in a Small Mining Community Can Shed Light on Bilateral Cooperation in the Arctic
    2021
  • Turid Austin Wæhler :
    Can Norway and Russia coordinate efforts in healthcare and emergency preparedness on Svalbard? Health risks, emergency preparedness and Norwegian- Russian cooperation on Svalbard
    2021
  • Turid Austin Wæhler :
    Staying healthy at 78 degrees north? Health challenges on Svalbard
    2021
  • Turid Austin Wæhler :
    Symmetrisk naboskap? Norge og Russland på Svalbard
    2020
  • Turid Austin Wæhler :
    Økt turisme legger press på helsetjenester i Arktis
    Forskning.no 14. September 2020
  • Turid Austin Wæhler :
    Coal Mining and Health on Svalbard
    2020
  • Mona Kiil, Turid Austin Wæhler :
    Richard Horton. En æresdoktor for fremtiden
    2019
  • Turid Austin Wæhler, Mona Kiil :
    Global helse kjenner ikke landegrenser
    uit.no 07. February 2018 FULLTEKST
  • Mona Kiil, Turid Austin Wæhler :
    Helsefak styrker utdanningssamarbeid med Russland: Politiske utfordringer til tross-UiT satser på økt samarbeid med Russland.
    12. March 2018
  • Turid Austin Wæhler :
    Fra Obamas kontor til UiT – med blikk for verdens helseutfordringer
    uit.no 2018 DATA
  • Turid Austin Wæhler, Jakob Grandin :
    Sustainable universities?
    Norwegian Research School of Global Health blog 2018
  • Turid Austin Wæhler, Tormod Brenn :
    Hjertelig utdanningssamarbeid over landegrensene
    UiT Helseblogg 2018
  • Turid Austin Wæhler :
    Til tjeneste for gravide i utlandet
    Pingvinavisa 2018
  • Erik Eik Anda, Kristin Benjaminsen Borch, Ingvild Hersoug Nedberg, Toralf Hasvold, Tor Gisle Lorentzen, Turid Austin Wæhler :
    Globalt samarbeid gir lokale gevinster
    Nordlys 2018 DATA
  • Turid Austin Wæhler, Mona Kiil :
    Arctic Collaboration between East and West:Cooperation between UiT/UNN and Russia
    2018
  • Mona Kiil, Turid Austin Wæhler :
    Senter for arktisk og global helse(SAG)
    2018
  • Mona Kiil, Turid Austin Wæhler :
    Hva skjer med solidaritetsuniversitetet i nord?
    Nordlys 23. March 2018 FULLTEKST
  • Turid Austin Wæhler, Mona Kiil, Jon Øyvind Odland :
    Universitetssamarbeid med Russland viktigere enn noen gang
    Nordlys 17. October 2018 DATA
  • Turid Austin Wæhler, Mona Kiil, Jon Øyvind Odland :
    Universitetssamarbeid med Russland viktigere enn noen gang
    Bladet Vesterålen 19. October 2018
  • Turid Austin Wæhler :
    Skal hjelpe russere til bedre helse
    High North News 2017
  • Turid Austin Wæhler, Erik Sveberg Dietrichs :
    The vanishing Aral Sea: health consequences of an environmental disaster
    Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening 2017 DOI
  • Mona Kiil, Turid Austin Wæhler, Elisabeth Øvreberg :
    Tlrettelegging for fysisk aktivitet tjenes raskt inn i helsekroner
    29. May 2017
  • Mona Kiil, Turid Austin Wæhler :
    Norsk-russisk samarbeid om folkehelse
    18. May 2017
  • Anje Christina Höper, Turid Austin Wæhler :
    Grenseoverskridende samarbeid i arbeidshelse; Helseblogg UiT Norges arktiske universitet
    2016
  • Mona Kiil, Turid Austin Wæhler :
    Go Global! Kommunikasjon, kultur og nettverksbygging
    2016
  • Mona Kiil, Turid Austin Wæhler, Johanne Røe Mathisen :
    Suksessfullt seminar om global helse.
    16. November 2016
  • Turid Austin Wæhler :
    Water Management in Central Asia: The Local Perspective
    2012
  • Turid Austin Wæhler :
    ‘Vanskelig vannfordeling.’
    Aftenposten Innsikt 2012

  • The 50 latest publications is shown on this page. See all publications in Cristin here →


    Research interests

    International cooperation, global health, emergency preparedness, health management, resource manangement, Russia and former Soviet Union.

     



    CV

    Education

     

    2012 – 2013: Master of Science in Russian, Central and East European Studies from the University of Glasgow.

     

    2010 - 2012: Master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Transformation from the University of Tromsø. 

     

     

    Work 

    2019 - PhD researcher, Department of Language and Culture, UiT The Arctic Univerity of Norway

     

    2019 - Advisor (10 %), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

     

    2015 - Advisor, Faculty of Health Sciencesm UiT Thea Arctic University of Norway (on research leave until March 2023)

     

    2013 - 2015: Advisor, The Norwegian Seafood Council. 

     

    2009 - 2010: Intern, The Norwegian Embassy in Kazakhstan.