I am a Professor at VID Specialized University, Master program in Citizenship and cooperation.
My PhD thesis is in Ethics, Disability and Contemporary Theology from the University of Oslo, and I have been engaging in inter-disciplinary disability research for the last 12 years.
My research interests are Political philosophy, Ethics, Universal Design, Citizenship, Gender and Theology.
I am interested in inclusive research methods, and seek to apply intersectional analysis.
Over the years, I have published articles and books discussing a wide variety of topics in this field: Universal Design, methodology and participation in research, bioethics, citizenship, the UN-CRPD and human rights.
I am sociologist who works on disability and childhood, examining the social position of disabled children and their families, with a particular focus on the influence of a range of institutions and relationships in informing the lives disabled children lead.
Borgunn Ytterhus, reg. nurse and a doctoral degree in sociology. She holds a professorate in health science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway. She has published nationally and internationally on children and childhood disabilities, peer-relations, social participation, social inclusion and exclusion and children as next to kin. She has also published on methodological and ethical issues. She was the president of NNDR from 2007 - 2011.