Department management

The head of department is the overall manager of the Department of Special Needs Education and the chair of the departmental board. The head of department is employed for a term of four years and appoints a head of research and a head of academic programmes for the period.

The administrative manager is in charge of the administrative aspects of running the department. The programme coordinator is responsible for academic-administrative issues in the department.


Department management

Name Position E-mail
Ona Bø Wie Head of Department, professor
Liv Heidi Mjelve Head of Academic Programmes, associate Professor
Monica Melby-Lervåg Head of Research, associate Professor
Kristin Fedje Fredriksen Administrative Head of Department
Alberto Valiente Thoresen Administrative Manager for studies
Marika Vartun Administrative Manager for research and internationalisation



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