A milestone is reached in INN University's NORPART internationalization project Safe and Sound. Wednesday April 15th, at 11.00 – 13.00 CEST, the first PhD exchange candidate, Ho Thu Ha is doing the first of three rounds of defending her PhD thesis, according to the regulations of VNU.
The event is organized as an online defense by the doctoral program at the Faculty of Health and social sciences, campus Lillehammer. Opponents and interested participants can attend via the ZOOM-link: https://inn.zoom.us/j/295177763
For the first time, we connect participants from time zones far apart, supervisor Bahr Weiss from Nashville, Tennessee, USA, and supervisor Dang Hoang Minh from Hanoi, Vietnam, and lastly main opponent Professor Knut Hestad from Faculty of Social and Health Sciences, INN university, Norway.
The title of Ha’s PhD dissertation is “A longitudinal study of health risk behaviors and mental health problems in high school aged adolescents”
The candidate gives the following description of her project:
“Adolescence is a time when many health risk behaviors and mental health issues first arise; both can lead to tremendous negative impacts on individuals’ health and personal development. Through a longitudinal survey on Vietnamese high school aged students, this study aims to further our understanding of the relation between the major health risk behaviors (unhealthy dietary behaviors, physical inactivity, smoking, drinking, and problematic Internet use) and emotional mental health in youth”.
About the project
The NORPART project is funded by Diku, the Norwegian Directorate of digitalization and internationalization. Safe & Sound refers to the project’s focus of how adverse childhood experiences are related to health and sustainable development. The main activities of the project are a joint semester addressing childhood adversity, international student exchange, and joint PhD supervision. The project is tailored within the partnership with Vietnam National University – University of Education (VNU-Ued) and Center for Crisis Psychology at the University in Bergen (CCP-UiB). Kerstin Söderström at INN University is the project manager.
Contact: Ho Thu Ha, e-mail: Thu.firstname.lastname@example.org
Kerstin Söderström, e-mail: email@example.com