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Tonje Fyhn

SVP Welfare, Labour and Health

+47 56 10 72 27
Nygårdsgaten 112, 5008 Bergen, Norway

Tonje Fyhn, PhD, is a senior researcher in the research group Worklife. The group seeks to integrate health- and social science in a way that is useful for the individual as well as the society. We seek to produce relevant knowledge that contributes to healthy, active lives in a society that has room for everyone.

Fyhn's doctoral thesis was titled "Barriers and facilitators to increasing work participation among people with moderate to severe mental illness". Her core competencies include work participation among underrepresented groups, effect- and process evaluations, mixed methods, and research communication.

Fyhn's main research areas include:

  1. Work participation among young people not in school or education (NEET), and people with different health complaints, physical disabilities, or with a cultural minority background.
  2. Social inequality in health and participation in society
  3. Inclusion and exclusion
  4. Evaluation of vocation rehabilitation programs, such as Individual Placement and Support (IPS)
  5. Individual follow-up and coordination of people on sick-leave.

In order to sustain the welfare state, we have to enable work participation for more people in work-capable age-range. By investigating the effect of vocational rehabilitation efforts through systematic evaluations, we seek to contribute to a working life that has room for all. The aim is that the knowledge we produce can inform political decisions regarding health and work participation.

Tonje Fyhn


Health & Social Sciences

Research themes

Youth Exclusion
Work, Health, and Inclusion

Research Groups

Worklife and Inclusion

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Stop Sexual Harassment: A study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial in secondary schools in Norway – Frontiers in Public Health 2023
The Role of Technology for the Inclusion of People with Visual Impairments in the Workforce – 2022
Workplace Inclusion of People With Health Issues, Immigrants, and Unemployed Youths—A Qualitative Study of Norwegian Leaders’ Experiences – Frontiers in Psychology 2022
Synshemmede i arbeidslivet: Et arbeidsgiverperspektiv – NORCE Norwegian Research Centre 2022
"Kanskje du kunne bli maler?" – Fem personer med nedsatt syn forteller om sine erfaringer som arbeidssøkere og arbeidstakere – Norsk Regnesentral 2022
A mixed methods study of employers' and employees' evaluations of job seekers with a mental illness, disability, or of a cultural minority – Work : A journal of Prevention, Assesment and rehabilitation 2021
Evaluering av samarbeidet mellom NAV og helsetjenesten om Individuell jobbstøtte (IPS) – NORCE Norwegian Research Centre 2021
Unge som står utenfor arbeid, opplæring og utdanning (NEET). En analyse av unge i NEET-kategorien – NORCE Norwegian Research Centre 2021
Teknologi og inkludering av personer med nedsatt syn i arbeidslivet: Kunnskapsoppsummering – Norsk Regnesentral 2021
Development of the Workplace Inclusion Questionnaire (WIQ) – Scandinavian Journal of Public Health 2021
A structured mixed method process evaluation of a randomized controlled trial of Individual Placement and Support (IPS) – Implementation Science Communications 2020
Effektevaluering av Raskt i jobb for flyktninger – en randomisert kontrollert studie – NORCE Norwegian Research Centre 2020
Predictors of employment in people with moderate to severe mental illness participating in a randomized controlled trial of Individual Placement and Support (IPS) – International Journal of Social Psychiatry 2020
Resultatrapport for kompetanseprosjektet “Mangfold på arbeidsplassen” – NORCE Norwegian Research Centre 2019
A randomized controlled multicenter trial of individual placement and support for patients with moderate-to-severe mental illness – Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health 2019
Forebygging gjennom økt kunnskap, trygghet og bevissthet. Delrapport 1 - forskningsprosjekt – Høgskulen på Vestlandet 2017
Effektevaluering av Individuell jobbstøtte (IPS): Sluttrapport – Uni Research 2016
For syk til å jobbe eller for syk til å la være? – NRK Ytring 2015
Resilience factors among police investigators: hardiness-commitment a unique contributor – Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology 2015
Effektevaluering av Individuell jobbstøtte - Delrapport 1 – Uni Research Helse 2014
Protocol for the effect evaluation of Individual Placement and Support (IPS): A randomized controlled multicenter trial of IPS versus treatment as usual for patients with moderate to severe mental illness in Norway – BMC Psychiatry 2014
"Mangfoldsledelse" og innvandreres tilknytning til arbeidsplassen – Universitetet i Bergen 2013
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