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Curriculum Vitae

A detailed academic and/or a personal 2-page CV can be distributed on request. Please feel free to contact me: D dot S dot A dot Guttormsen at warwick dot ac dot uk


Oct 2009 - Sep 2012 (ongoing):
MPhil/PhD in Politics and International Studies, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick (Coventry, United Kingdom)
  • Recepient of the University of Warwick Postgraduate Research scholarship (WPRS)
  • Supervised by Associate Professor Trevor McCrisken and Professor Stuart Croft
1st Sep 2008 - 1st Feb 2009:
Visiting Research Student, David C. Lam Insitute for East-West Studies (LEWI), Hong Kong Baptist University (Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China)
  • Awarded the LEWI Resident Graduate Scholarship (5 months, in total HK$ 25,000)
  • An integral part of my MPhil studies (below)
  • Field-Supervisor: Professor Ann-Marie Francesco, Department of Management, HKBU
Sep 2007 - Sep 2009:
Master of Philosophy in International Business, Centre for International Business, University of Leeds (United Kingdom)
  • Thesis title: "International and intercultural experiences of Scandinavian expatriates in Hong Kong: an ethnography" (approximately 85,000 words) 
Feb 2005 - Dec 2005:
Master of Arts in International Relations, University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia)
  • Weighted degree average: 72.50% (equivalent to a UK First Class degree according to the NARIC database) 
Jul 2004 - Dec 2004:
Graduate Certificate in International Relations, Curtin University of Technology (Perth, Australia) - distinction level
  • Weighted degree average: 77.75% (equivalent to a UK First Class degree according to the NARIC database) 
Feb 2002 - June 2004:
Bachelor of Commerce (Public Relations & Management), Curtin Business School, Curtin University of Technology (Perth, Australia)
  • Double-major degree performing at the distinction-level in both
  • Weighted degree average: 65.50% (equivalent to a UK 2:1 degree according to the NARIC database)
Other tertiary studies:
Sep 2006 - Jun 2007
30 ECTS in Spanish language and culture (Part-Time), Telemark University College (Porsgrunn, Norway)
  • Obtained an overall grade of A (two written and two oral exams)
Jan 2001 - Jun 2001
15 ECTS Examen Philosophicum, University of Oslo (Norway) 
  • An manadatory course for all undergraduate students in the Norwegian tertiary educational system
Sep 1999 - Jun 2000
30 ECTS in market economics, Norwegian School of Management (Porsgrunn, Norway)
Other education:
Aug 2004 - Oct 2004
Italian (beginners), SWAN TAFE (Perth, Australia)
  • A community short-course
28th Aug 2000 - 10th Dec 2000
Approved Certificate (330 hours), don Quijote Salamanca (language school) (Spain)

Aug 1996 - Jun 1999
Vitnemaal (general and business studies), Bamble Upper Secondary School (Norway)
  • Obtained 5.0 in all final exams, and a degree weighted average of 4.40 (0 is lowest, 6 the highest)
  • In-depth studies in economics, social science, and English

Professional Work Experience

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Scholarships, Awards & Honours

  • University of Warwick Postgraduate Research Scholarship (WPRS): 3-year duration
  • David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies (LEWI) Resident Graduate Scholarship, Hong Kong Baptist University: Duration of 5 months including a Field-Supervisor, in total HK$ 25,000
  • Lise and Arnfinn Heje's fund - research: Awarded in four consequetive years, in total approximately £5,900
  • Awarded Telemark Provincial Sports Association’s Volunteer Prize (June 1999)

  • Writing and executing the 17th May speech (the Norwegian National Day). Appointed by Bamble City Council (1999)

  • Awarded Bamble Council Borough’s Sport Scholarship (£200) (1997)

  • Awarded 2nd place in Norway Post’s writing competition for lower secondary school pupils (1994)


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Conferences & Seminars

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Leadership and Volunteer experience

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Research training

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  • Norwegian: Mother tongue
  • English: Fluent (C2-level)
  • Spanish: Basic (high) - speaking and listening, A2-level & Intermediate (low) - writing and reading, B1-level
  • Nynorsk: Excellent understanding (one of two official Norwegian written languages) (C2-level)
  • Danish and Swedish: Excellent understanding - listening and reading (including two-way communication), C1-level
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