Turid Austin Wæhler
PhD researcher (Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education) and advisor (Faculty of Health Sciences, on 100 % research leave until March 2023).
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)
- Wæhler, Turid Austin. Health Through the Space Lens. Fictional Representations of Health and Illness in Svalbard's Mining Towns in the 1950s.. Poljarnyj Vestnik 2022. ISSN 1500-7502.s doi: 10.7557/6.6572.
- Wæhler, Turid Austin; Ingebrigtsen, Tor. Health risks, emergency preparedness and Norwegian-Russian cooperation on Svalbard. A systematic review. International Journal of Circumpolar Health 2022; Volum 81 (1). ISSN 1239-9736.s doi: 10.1080/22423982.2022.2049055.
- Wæhler, Turid Austin. ‘Et trøblete naboskap: konflikten rundt Rogun-demningen i Tadsjikistan.’. Nordisk Østforum 2012; Volum 26 (3). ISSN 0801-7220.
International cooperation, global health, emergency preparedness, health management, resource manangement, Russia and former Soviet Union.
Member of research group
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.
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.