Picture_Marit_Kirkevold”A major thrust of my research has been on personal experiences of stress and coping among persons with acute and chronic conditions, in particular persons with stroke. In recent years, I have moved into intervention research with the goal of translating the knowledge gained through qualitative studies into improved care. Another major research area has been directed towards caring for old people, particularly in long term care. An important interest has been quality improvement and I am proud to have been involved in the establishment of the Norwegian Teaching Nursing Home Movement, of which there are currently 20 across Norway (and another 20 Teaching Home Care Service Units as well). I have been involved in a number of studies aimed at practice/quality improvement in hospitals and in community care, including IKT developmental studies. The last five years, I have directed the multiprofessional and interdisciplinary Research Centre for Habilitation and Rehabilitation Models & Services (CHARM), focusing on rehabilitation services research across different user groups.”