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Department of Language and Culture turid.a.wahler@uit.no +4777644286 995 95 068 Tromsø

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).

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)


  • 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.
  • Wæhler, Turid Austin. Can Norway and Russia coordinate efforts in healthcare and emergency preparedness on Svalbard? Health risks, emergency preparedness and Norwegian- Russian cooperation on Svalbard. Svalbard Science Forum 2021 2021-11-02 - 2021-11-03 2021.
  • Wæhler, Turid Austin. Covid-19 har kommet til Svalbard: Sykehuset har seks sengeplasser. Tåler Svalbard et stort koronautbrudd?. Forskning.no 2021. ISSN 1891-635X.
  • Wæhler, Turid Austin. Norwegian-Russian Collaboration on Svalbard: How Coexistence in a Small Mining Community Can Shed Light on Bilateral Cooperation in the Arctic. The International Council for Central and East European Studies (ICCEES) World Congress 2021-08-02 - 2021-08-08 2021.
  • Wæhler, Turid Austin. Staying healthy at 78 degrees north? Health challenges on Svalbard. Arctic Frontiers 2021-02-01 - 2021-02-04 2021.
  • Wæhler, Turid Austin. Symmetrisk naboskap? Norge og Russland på Svalbard. Novemberseminaret 2020-11-19 - 2020-11-19 2020.
  • Wæhler, Turid Austin. Økt turisme legger press på helsetjenester i Arktis. Forskning.no 2020. ISSN 1891-635X.
  • Wæhler, Turid Austin. Coal Mining and Health on Svalbard. MINING IN CONTEXT: SVALBARD AND ELSEWHERE 2020-02-07 - 2020-02-09 2020.
  • Kiil, Mona; Wæhler, Turid Austin. Richard Horton. En æresdoktor for fremtiden. 2019.
  • Wæhler, Turid Austin; Kiil, Mona; Odland, Jon Øyvind. Universitetssamarbeid med Russland viktigere enn noen gang. Bladet Vesterålen 2018. ISSN 1891-6147.
  • Wæhler, Turid Austin; Kiil, Mona; Odland, Jon Øyvind. Universitetssamarbeid med Russland viktigere enn noen gang. (data) Nordlys 2018. ISSN 0805-5440.
  • Wæhler, Turid Austin; Brenn, Tormod. Hjertelig utdanningssamarbeid over landegrensene. UiT Helseblogg 2018.
  • Wæhler, Turid Austin; Grandin, Jakob. Sustainable universities?. Norwegian Research School of Global Health blog 2018.
  • Wæhler, Turid Austin. Til tjeneste for gravide i utlandet. Pingvinavisa 2018.
  • Wæhler, Turid Austin. Fra Obamas kontor til UiT – med blikk for verdens helseutfordringer. (data) uit.no 2018.
  • Anda, Erik Eik; Borch, Kristin Benjaminsen; Nedberg, Ingvild Hersoug; Hasvold, Toralf; Lorentzen, Tor Gisle; Wæhler, Turid Austin. Globalt samarbeid gir lokale gevinster. (data) Nordlys 2018. ISSN 0805-5440.
  • Kiil, Mona; Wæhler, Turid Austin. Hva skjer med solidaritetsuniversitetet i nord?. Nordlys 2018. ISSN 0805-5440.s doi: http://nordnorskdebatt.no/article/hva-skjer.
  • Kiil, Mona; Wæhler, Turid Austin. Senter for arktisk og global helse(SAG). Likeverdige helsetjenester for innvandrerpasienter 2018-03-16 - 2018-03-16 2018.
  • Wæhler, Turid Austin; Kiil, Mona. Arctic Collaboration between East and West:Cooperation between UiT/UNN and Russia. Samarbeid om arbeidshelse i nord 2018-03-22 - 2018-03-22 2018.
  • Kiil, Mona; Wæhler, Turid Austin. Helsefak styrker utdanningssamarbeid med Russland: Politiske utfordringer til tross-UiT satser på økt samarbeid med Russland.. 2018.
  • Wæhler, Turid Austin; Kiil, Mona. Global helse kjenner ikke landegrenser. uit.no 2018.s doi: http://blogg.uit.no/helsefak/global-helse-kjenner-ikke-landegrenser/.
  • Wæhler, Turid Austin; Dietrichs, Erik Sveberg. The vanishing Aral Sea: health consequences of an environmental disaster. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening 2017; Volum 137 (18). ISSN 0029-2001.s 1 - 5.s doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.17.0597.
  • Wæhler, Turid Austin. Skal hjelpe russere til bedre helse. High North News 2017.
  • Kiil, Mona; Wæhler, Turid Austin; Øvreberg, Elisabeth. Tlrettelegging for fysisk aktivitet tjenes raskt inn i helsekroner. 2017.
  • Kiil, Mona; Wæhler, Turid Austin. Norsk-russisk samarbeid om folkehelse. 2017.
  • Höper, Anje Christina; Wæhler, Turid Austin. Grenseoverskridende samarbeid i arbeidshelse; Helseblogg UiT Norges arktiske universitet. 2016.
  • Kiil, Mona; Wæhler, Turid Austin. Go Global! Kommunikasjon, kultur og nettverksbygging. Forum for Formidling 2016-05-13 - 2016-05-13 2016.
  • Kiil, Mona; Wæhler, Turid Austin; Mathisen, Johanne Røe. Suksessfullt seminar om global helse.. 2016.
  • Wæhler, Turid Austin. ‘Vanskelig vannfordeling.’. Aftenposten Innsikt 2012 (8). ISSN 1890-6931.
  • Wæhler, Turid Austin. Water Management in Central Asia: The Local Perspective. 2012.
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    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.