Inga-Britt Kjellevold Haugen

Head of Research, Norges Blindeforbund (Norwegian Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted)

Inga-Britt Kjellevold Haugen is currently Head of Research at the Norwegian Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted (Norges Blindeforbund). She was previously an Associate Professor at the Department of Optometry and Visual Sciences, now at the University of South-Eastern Norway, where she was a member of staff for 22 years. She also has a background as CEO and Clinical Director of private healthcare clinics, as well as a Municipal Director of Health.

Inga-Britt holds a degree in Leadership and public administration (2014) from the Arctic University of Norway, a Dr.philos. degree in neuroanatomy (2010) from the University of Oslo, an MPhil degree in visual sciences (2003) from the City University of London, and a Diploma in Optometry (1984) from Kongsberg College of Engineering.

She has participated in numerous research projects, primarily focused on the neuroanatomy of the oculomotor system, as well as in research on various ocular diseases.

On the programme
Inga-Britt will talk about the research studies of the Norges Blindeforbund. She’ll do this alongside Truls Storm-Jansen, who will tell about his experience of becoming blind as an adult (in Norwegian). You can read more on the programme¬†page.