Helga Bjørnøy Urke


Associate Professor


Department of Health Promotion and Development

  • Social inequality in mental health
  • The school as setting for health promotion
  • Physically active learning
  • Psychosocial learning environments and drop-out in upper secondary school
  • Positive Youth Development
  • Social factors associated with infant and child nutritional status and health in the Global South
  • Food security and child health in the Global South
  • Intimate Partner Violence and child health
  • Nurturing child care and Early child development


  • Global health
  • Public health 
  • Prevention and health promotion
  • Quantitative methods
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Academic literature review
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See a complete overview of publications in Cristin.


LONGTRENDS: Social inequality in adolescent mental health in a lifecourse perspective.


COMPLETE: Good psychosocial learning environments improve completion of upper secondary school. A randomized controlled trial in Norwegian upper secondary schools.


PhD project: Social and behavioural factors associated with child care, health and development in the Global South in collaboration with the research group MC Venues at the Department of Health Promotion and Development.