CEI Nordic expands horizons

Five consultants are bringing a new diversity of expertise to CEI Nordic, across child and adolescent mental health and wellbeing, child and family services, and organisational psychology.

Senior Consultants Camilla Henning and Marit Tørstad, along with Senior Researcher Dr Hege Kornør and Collaborator Siri Abrahamsen, will join CEI Nordic Director Professor Arild Bjørndal in projects across northern Europe.

An experienced clinical psychologist specialising in workplace and organisational psychology, Camilla Henning has been involved in numerous major restructuring projects and processes, both as a leader and consultant. Her background in child psychology complements her expertise in organisational development and change management.

Dr Hege Kornør is a research psychologist with more than 20 years’ experience in research synthesis. She is passionate about systematic review methodology and evidence-based practice in health services. Having carried out numerous systematic reviews of health interventions within medical, psychological and psychosocial fields, Hege has also authored and edited Cochrane reviews, and served as a Campbell Collaboration board member.

Marit Tørstad has a background in mental health services for children and adolescents, with special interest in school refusal and prevention of social exclusion. She has wide-ranging experience in schools, educational-psychological services, child welfare services and specialised health services, has undertaken research into ADHD at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, and has led interdisciplinary specialist training for healthcare and related professionals.

Siri Abrahamsen is a passionate advocate for human connection, belonging and wellbeing. A social entrepreneur, best-selling author and a professional speaker, Siri is the founder of the gleding program, which brings together professionals, parents and children in kindergartens and schools to build positive cultures and social supports. CEI is working with gleding (a Norwegian word signifying the ways we make other people happy) to develop tools for kindergartens, schools, parents and children to strengthen social and emotional learning.

CEI Nordic’s local mission, Kids First, funded by Kavli Trust, is working in three local government areas across Norway to improve outcomes for children. We’re evaluating existing services for children and families, and – together with local leaders – identifying holistic systems improvement. The Nordic team is also working with Kavli Trust to cut waste in research, for more effective investment in child mental health.

CEI Nordic team