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Work experience


Feb - Mar 2009

Researcher (paid), Leeds University Business School, United Kingdom

  • Planning and execution of an in-house consultancy project related to redundancy of managers for one of the largest organisations in the Yorkshire & Humber region
  • Entails project management, writing of report, data collection (interviews), and analysis of data
  • Project managed and overseen by Professor Richard Thorpe and the University’s Knowledge transfer office

Sep 2007 - Aug 2008

Sub-Warden, Oxley Residences, University of Leeds, UK

  • Assisting the Warden Dr Jim Parry, in a team of five other Sub-Wardens, with pastoral, welfare, and community care, as well as disciplinary matters relating to the residing students within the Residence
  • Liaising with University security, police, public health and ambulance services, parents, on-site management staff, and 350+ students whilst on duty overnight

2007 - 2008

Exam Invigilator, University of Leeds

Nov 2007 - Dec 2007

Data collection for Dr Tom F. Burgess, PhD Director/Director of Graduate Research School, Leeds University Business School (paid work, 15 hours)

2nd Jan 2006 - 31st Jul 2007

Integration/Minority worker, full-time (50% prior to 1st Aug 2006), Municipality of Bamble, Norway

  • Managing and developing an educational, social, and cultural program for minority/refugee youth
  • Liaising with various stakeholders and attending meetings and conferences revolving around integration issues of minorities/refugees youth
  • Providing educational, social, and cultural integration assistance to refugees in a multicultural environment

Oct 2006 – Jun 2007

Organist/conductor, part-time (50 %), Municipality of Porsgrunn, Norway

  • Playing the organ and piano during services, funerals, and weddings, as well as concerts
  • Managing and planning the music as well as conducting and accompanying “Brevik Gospel Choir” on the piano

Jan 2006 - Jun 2007

Lecturer/Course leader, The Norwegian Humanist Association, Norway

  • Responsible for planning and conducting all sessions teaching various topics to youth groups. Received excellent feedback on my teaching from participants. Approximately 15% job position

Feb - Jun 2005

Counter-hand sale (customer service/sale), PieFace, Sydney, Australia

  • Casual basis (20 hours per week)

May - Jun 2004

Lecturer, Business Certificate course (bookkeeping) (40-hour unit), Kingston International College, Perth, Australia

  • Responsible for planning and conducting all sessions and tests, in addition to preparing all monitoring and assessment materials. The class featured different nationalities and levels of English communication skills.

Feb - March 2004

Public Relations Internship, Curtin Corporate Communication, Perth, Australia. Duration: 1 month (strategic planning, protocol & events management, and media relations -  including monitoring and liaison

2nd Jan 2000 - 18th Jan 2001

Administration assistant/Civilian worker, full-time, the Norwegian Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance Fund (SAIH), Oslo, Norway

Dec 2000

Teacher assistant (substitute), Stathelle Primary School, Municipality of Bamble

  • 21 hours assisting teachers and headmasters in class, working especially with those with special learning needs

1998 - 2009

Organist, approximately 350 Sunday services, weddings, funerals, and church concerts in 15 different state churches in Norway, as well as three Anglican churches in Australia, and two churches in Hong Kong (Swedish Church Abroad)