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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.
Trude JohansenFinancial Consultant
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.
Kirsten KolsbergFinancial Consultant
Phone: 23355011Mobile: 92069166
Kirsten Kolsberg is Financial Consultant in NIKU
Marie Louise LønnumDirector of finance
Phone: 23355154Mobile: 98203096
Marie Louise Lønnum is the Director of Finance at NIKU.
Wenche MorickeHR Adviser
Phone: 23355151Mobile: 92059525
Sigurd NesseICT Coordinator
Phone: 23355210Mobile: 91738376
Arild NjåstadICT coordinator
Phone: 23355152Mobile: 93466993
Arild Njåstad works as ICT system administrator.
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.
Josephine RasmussenResearch Coordinator
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.
Kirsti Elisabeth SundetSecretary
Phone: 23355013Mobile: 90658747
Kirsti Elisabeth Sundet is a secretary, receptionist and file clerk at NIKU.
Phone: 23355014Mobile: 40226684
Thomas WrigglesworthCommunications Officer
Phone: 95877882Mobile: 95877882
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.