2017 – Dean, Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture, Nord University (FBA/Nord).
2011 – 2016 Vice Dean, FBA/Nord.
2010 – 2017 Group leader: Marine Ecology Research Group. FBA/Nord.
2008 – Professor in marine ecology FBA/Nord.
2007 – 2008 Associate professor in marine ecology, FBA/Nord.
1999 – 2007 Associate professor in Marine biology, University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS).
1999 Postdoc at Department of fisheries and marine biology, University of Bergen (UiB), Norway and Group of Research in Artificial Life, Institute for Psychology, CNR, Rome, Italy.
1995 – 1999 Ph.D. studies under Professor Dag L. Aksnes, at the Institute of fisheries and marine biology, the University of Bergen, Norway, on a project funded by the Norwegian Research Council as part of the MAREMI project ”Modelling of zooplankton in the Norwegian Sea” and the EU project: “Trans Atlantic Studies of Calanus finmarchicus” (TASC).
1999 Dr. scient. in biology on a thesis entitled: “Pelagic food webs: structuring effects of different environmental forcing”. University of Bergen, Norway.
1995 Cand. scient.In marine Biology. University of Bergen, Norway.
1992 Cand. mag. Biology, Psychology, Mathematics. University of Bergen, Norway.
Academic leadership and administration
2017 – Dean, Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture, Nord University.
2011 – Member of “Nasjonalt fagråd i biologi” (leader 2016 & 2017).
2011 – 2016 Vice Dean, Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture, Nord University.
2010 – 2017 Leader of the Marine Ecology Research Group and member of the management team at Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture, Nord University.
2001 – 2003 Head of the Biology department and member of the leader group at the University Studies in Svalbard (UNIS).
2001 – 2004 Member of the board of “Norske havforskeres forening”.
2017 – 2018 Dekanskolen (13). Universitets og Høgskolerådet.
2016 Doctoral development course, U. of Stavanger, U. of Agder, Nord U.
2011 – 2012 Research leadership program, University of Oslo, Norway..
1987 – 1989 Military training: Befalsskolen for Hærens Våpentekniske Korps, Hønefoss/ Åsegarden, Norway.