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    Last name     First name     Position     Department     City     Phone     Mobile
BraathenNinaHR DirectorManagementOslo9807427498074274

Nina BraathenHR Director

Phone: 98074274Mobile: 98074274

Nina Braathen is the HR director at NIKU. Nina qualified as a social worker at the Norwegian State College of Local Government Administration and Social Work (NKSH). In spring 2016 she is completing an Executive Master of Management degree from BI Norwegian Business School, where she has studied HRM (human resource management), employment and labour law and consulting.

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.
EriksenStefkaResearch DirectorManagementOslo2335520590707539

Stefka EriksenResearch Director

Phone: 23355205Mobile: 90707539

Stefka G. Eriksen is the research director at NIKU. Her main responsibilities are to:
  • 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.

JohansenTrudeFinancial ConsultantStaffOslo23355031

Trude JohansenFinancial Consultant

Phone: 23355031Mobile:

Trude Johansen is a financial consultant at NIKU.

Trude started at NIKU on 1 April 2016. The support she provides includes setting up and monitoring projects, accounting and bookkeeping, approval of travel expenses etc. for the following departments: Archaeological Investigations, The High North Department and The Department for Digital Documentation, Cultural Heritage and Landscape (DCL).

'Trude has worked in accounting and finance since 1999. Prior to joining NIKU, she worked in project management for Lloyd's Register Consulting.
KolsbergKirstenFinancial ConsultantStaffOslo2335501192069166

Kirsten KolsbergFinancial Consultant

Phone: 23355011Mobile: 92069166


Kirsten Kolsberg is Financial Consultant in NIKU



Tatjana Kristoffersen

Phone: 23355212Mobile:

LønnumMarie LouiseDirector of financeManagementOslo2335515498203096

Marie Louise LønnumDirector of finance

Phone: 23355154Mobile: 98203096


Marie Louise Lønnum is the Director of Finance at NIKU.

MorickeWencheHR AdviserStaffOslo2335515192059525

Wenche MorickeHR Adviser

Phone: 23355151Mobile: 92059525

Wenche Moricke is an HR adviser at NIKU.
NesseSigurdICT CoordinatorStaffOslo2335521091738376

Sigurd NesseICT Coordinator

Phone: 23355210Mobile: 91738376

Sigurd Nesse works as  ICT system administrator.
NjåstadArildICT coordinatorStaffOslo2335515293466993

Arild NjåstadICT coordinator

Phone: 23355152Mobile: 93466993


Arild Njåstad works as  ICT system administrator.

Paludan-MüllerCarstenGeneral DirectorManagementOslo2335501093266841

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.
RasmussenJosephineResearch CoordinatorStaffOslo23355203

Josephine RasmussenResearch Coordinator

Phone: 23355203Mobile:

Josephine Munch Rasmussen is NIKU’s research adviser since 2016. Together with NIKU’s Research Director, she assists the development, progress, and finalization of NIKU’s research projects. Her responsibilities include facilitating and motivating the researchers’ publishing activities, and coordinating reports of NIKU’s research activities in central registers, Cristin and Brage.

Josephine has a PhD in archaeology from the University of Oslo (2014), and has published on subjects such as museology, cultural property and heritage legislation. As a former employee at the Directorate for Cultural Heritage (Riksantikvaren) she has worked on a wide range of heritage management issues. She is also an experienced teacher on the subject of cultural heritage, and has contributed to the development of courses and programmes at the University of Oslo and the Norwegian Police University College. In addition to her position at NIKU, she currently teaches a course on heritage, material culture and conflict for master students at the University of Oslo.
SundetKirsti ElisabethSecretaryStaffOslo2335501390658747

Kirsti Elisabeth SundetSecretary

Phone: 23355013Mobile: 90658747


Kirsti Elisabeth Sundet is a secretary, receptionist and file clerk at NIKU.


Maj-Britt WikstølJanitor

Phone: 23355014Mobile: 40226684

Maj-Britt Wikstøl is the caretaker for NIKU in Oslo.

WrigglesworthThomasCommunications OfficerStaffOslo9587788295877882

Thomas WrigglesworthCommunications Officer

Phone: 95877882Mobile: 95877882

Thomas Wrigglesworth is NIKUs Communications Officer. He is responsible for the communication strategy, for press and media relations and also for the website and social media channels.

Thomas has a Masters degree in European Studies from University of Bath and Charles University Prague. He has worked with communications and politics for a number of employers including the University of Bergen, the European Commission, the European Council and the Ombudsman for Children in Norway.