1974 - University of Oslo: Sociology, English, Pedagogics Cand. mag.
1978 - University of Oslo: History Graduated, cand. philol.
1995 - University of Tromsø: History Defended, dr. philos.
Languages: Scandinavian, English, some German, Russian and French.
Sabbaticals at University of Minnesota, Minnesota Population Center, and University of Aberdeen.
1977-1986 - Director and consultant, Norwegian Historical Data Centre, University of Tromsø.
1986-1987 - Computer consultant, the newspaper "Aftenposten".
1987-1991 - Senior archivist, Norwegian National Archives, Oslo.
1991-2000 -Associate professor and Director, Norwegian Historical Data Centre, University of Tromsø.
2000-2018 - Professor and Director, Norwegian Historical Data Centre, University of Tromsø.
2015 - Project leader, Norwegian Historical Population Register.
Project leadership and participation:
2005-2008 - Co-investigator, The Standardization of Names Project funded by the Norwegian Research Council.
2006-2011 - Member of the ESF-funded research project BOREAS: "Home Hearth and Household".
2009 - Leader of project group for the Norwegian Historical Population Register sponsored by the Norwegian Research Council.
2008, 2013 – Chair of National Infrastructure Committee (SIMSAM - Swedish Initiative for Research on Microdata in the Social And Medical Sciences), Swedish Research Council.
2011 - Norwegian member of the European Historical Population Samples Network (EHPS-Net) sponsored by the European Science Foundation; chair of the New Databases group.
2015-2017 - member of the research project "The Religious Diversity of a Eurasian City: Statistical and Cartographic Analysis (with Reference to Yekaterinburg in the Late 19th — Early 21st Centuries)", Russian Foundation for Basic Research, No 15-06-08541а.
2016-2018 - member of the research project "Ethno-religious and demographic dynamics in mountainous Eurasia around 1900. A comparison of the Urals and Scandinavia", Russian Science Foundation, No 16-18-10105.
1996-2003 - Board member, The Norwegian Historical Association with a special responsibility for the website and bibliographic databases and editor of the Association’s Newsletter.
2000-2014 – Co-chair, The family/demography network, European Social Science History Conference.
2003-2004 - Chair of the Norwegian Demographic Society.
2005 - Co-chair, The family/demography network, Social Science History Association (SSHA).
Membership in the editorial boards of academic journals:
Population Studies (Romania);
IZVESTIA. Ural Federal University Journal. Series 2. Humanities and Arts (Russia);
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