Here you can find all employees in NIKU, click on the arrow to sort by category and click on the name for more information.
Sveinung Krokann BergResearcher / human geographer
Phone: 23355153 Mobile: 90501836
Krokann Berg’s research field lies at the intersection between innovation of new urban structures and adaptation of existing urban landscapes as a contribution to development. Identifying the opportunities in this intersection means respecting what already exists, and an openness to how adaptive reuse of existing structures may re-energize inventive activity. The bias of this research has been on how cultural heritage may serve as a framework for understanding and interpreting the possible futures and represent value in cultural as well as economic respect. Recent cases for research have involved urban development projects in several cities with an emphasis on transformation of industrial sites in a post-industrial context.
Nina BraathenHR Director
Phone: 98074274Mobile: 98074274
Nina has been employed at NIKU since 2016. She has formerly worked as a consultant and manager for three boroughs in the City of Oslo. Before joining NIKU, she worked as an HR manager for the Norwegian Confederation of Sports.
Stefka EriksenResearch Director
Phone: 23355205Mobile: 90707539
- Assist the development, progress, and finalization of NIKU’s research projects, including PhD projects;
- Support and assist NIKU’s researchers with the preparation of funding applications, especially to Horizon 2020 and the Norwegian Research Council;
- Motivate and assess the researchers’ publishing activities and strategies;
- Coordinate yearly evaluation of the researchers’ competence and level of expertise, together with NIKU’s General Director;
- Coordinate and conduct various statistics and reports of NIKU’s research activities.
Stefka’s academic background is from interdisciplinary medieval studies and she has studied Nordic archaeology, art history, history, and literary studies. She has a PhD degree from the University of Oslo (2010), with a dissertation focusing on book history and manuscript culture in France, Norway, and Iceland, c. 1200-1500. Further, she has published on intellectual culture, pedagogy, and attitudes to knowledge in Old Norse culture, from theoretical perspectives such as material philology, translation theory, poly-system theory, and cognitive theory.
Annika HaugenHead of department/researcher
Phone: 23355067Mobile: 41643690
Her main focus of research has been building technology related to masonry constructions, and questions regarding indoor climate and its influence on the building as well as the environment. In recent years she has also worked with the challenges related to climate change and energy saving in architecturally, historically and culturally valuable buildings. She works in the Building Department in NIKU.
Lise-Marie Bye JohansenHead of department / archaeologist
Phone: 23355043Mobile: 48137516
She has been project manager for both large and projects, all related to the city development of Bjørvika in Oslo.
She has a lot of experience in planning and carrying out archaeological projects on building sites. Lise-Marie is a graduate of the University of Oslo.
Marie Louise LønnumDirector of finance
Phone: 23355154Mobile: 98203096
Marie Louise Lønnum is the Director of Finance at NIKU.
Elin Rose MyrvollHead of department / researcher / archaeologist
Phone: 77750424Mobile: 95062570
Myrvoll's main areas of expertise are in northern Norwegian and Sami archaeology and cultural history, GIS (geographic information systems), landscape analyses, impact assessments, and the recording and documentation of cultural monuments.
Myrvoll previously worked in cultural heritage management in Finnmark county, and spent two years at the Várjjat Sámi Museum/Nesseby muncipality. She has managed and participated in several projects focused on northern Norwegian and Sami cultural history.
Myrvoll holds a PhD from the University of Tromsø.
Knut PaascheHead of department / researcher / archaeologist
Phone: 23355211Mobile: 99511510
Carsten Paludan-MüllerGeneral Director
Phone: 23355010Mobile: 93266841
Carsten Paludan-Müller is General Director at NIKU.
He is particularly focused on the institute's framework conditions and strategic directions for research and disciplinary development. Paludan-Müller also works to promote NIKU's international involvement and to further develop its network.
For years, Paludan-Müller has lent expertise to the Council of Europe's work on developing and following up on the conventions on cultural heritage.
He is a member of the “Deutsches Archäeologisches Institut”; a scientific adviser for CRIC, which is a project on cultural heritage and conflict funded by the EU and coordinated by Cambridge University; a member of the Board of the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History at the University of Oslo; and a member of the Board of the "Miljøalliansen" ("Environmental Alliance", the interest organisation for the environmental research institutes).
Paludan-Müller has had a long career in Denmark as a county archaeologist, museum director and as a director in Danish national cultural heritage management. He held a one-year British Council Scholarship at Cambridge before completing his magister (second cycle) degree in prehistoric archaeology at the University of Copenhagen.