Christin Marsh Ormhaug


Christin Marsh Ormhaug
Christin Marsh Ormhaug left PRIO in 2014. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Research Interests

Lead researcher on an OSCE study that compares the development of National Action Plans (NAPs) regarding the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. The aim of the study is to compare different NAPs and provide a toolkit for other countries within the region which are working on their own plans.

I have recently handed in my PhD studying the effects of civil war on maternal and child health. The PhD focuses on sub-Saharan Africa, and I combine cross-country studies with DHS data with field work from two different locations in South Sudan (Juba and Magwe).


​Languages spoken:

Norwegian, English, French, and Spanish

Working experience:

From August 2013: Lead researcher on OSCE project on the development of National Action Plans for the implementation of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.

From October 2006: PhD candidate (research associate) at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and at the Centre for the Study of Civil War at PRIO

November 2004-September 2006: Research assistant at the Centre for the Study of Civil War

June-October 2004: Research assistant at the Nasjonalt kompetansesenter for aldersdemens, where I cowrote a research report on people with learning disabilities and their ageing processes.

January-March 2004: Campaign coordinator for Human-Etisk Forbund. I was coordinating the activities of 400 confimants in Oslo who collected money for development projects in India.

October-December 2003: Research assistant at the Centre for the Study of Civil War, where I updated a conflict database under the supervision of Centre director Scott Gates.

In my spare time I am an active member of the board of Norske Leger mot Atomvåpen, the Norwegian affiliate of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. We are currently focusing on a campaign to ban nuclear weapons and continuing the work against the uncontrolled spread of small arms and light weapons.

I have also been chair of the board at Norsk Fredssenter (Norwegian Peace Centre), now a part of the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue.



2000-2003: Hovedfag (Master´s degree) in sociology at the University of Oslo, with theory courses from Northwestern University, USA.

1999: Cand. Mag. (Bachelor´s degree) from the University of Oslo including the subjects psychology, medicine and sociology.


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All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Jackson, Thomas; Indra de Soysa & Christin Marsh Ormhaug (2010) Tools of the torturer? Small arms imports and repression of human rights, 1992–2004, The International Journal of Human Rights 14(3): 378–393.
de Soysa, Indra; Thomas Jackson & Christin Marsh Ormhaug (2009) Does Globalization Profit the Small Arms Bazaar?, International Interactions 35(1): 85–105.
Mtonga, Robert E.; John Loretz; Christin Marsh Ormhaug & Maria Valenti (2007) Armed Violence: A Health Problem, A Public Health Approach, Journal of Public Health Policy 28(4): 389–400.

Book Chapter

Ormhaug, Christin Marsh (2009) Maternal Health in the Aftermath of Civil Conflict, in Bergen: .
Ormhaug, Christin Marsh(2009) Maternal Health in the Aftermath of Civil Conflict : .

Popular Article

Ormhaug, Christin Marsh & Nicholas Marsh (2006) Kontroll med våpenhandelen? [Control over the Arms Trade?], Dagbladet, 17 January.

Master Thesis

Ormhaug, Christin Marsh (2003) Imports of small arms by Latin American countries. MA thesis, Supervisors: Nils Petter Gleditsch, PRIO, Pål Meland, UiO (completed 15 September 2003), University of Oslo, Oslo.

Conference Paper

Østby, Gudrun; Henrik Urdal; Andreas Forø Tollefsen; Andreas Kotsadam; Ragnhild Belbo & Christin Marsh Ormhaug (2015) Armed conflict and maternal health care Micro-level evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa., presented at the Annual Convention of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA, 3–6 September.
Ormhaug, Christin Marsh 2010 Civil War and Child Health, presented at Standing Group on International Relations, , 9 September.
Ormhaug, Christin Marsh 2009 The Impact of Civil Conflicts on Maternal Health Care in Sub Saharan Africa, presented at Annual conference of the Norwegian Association for Development Research, , 24 November.
Ormhaug, Christin Marsh (2007) ACLED - Armed Conflict Location and Event DatasetAntwerpen, 20 January.
Ormhaug, Christin Marsh (2007) Disaggregating Conflict Data – Coding Challenges, presented at the 48th Annual Metting of the International Studies Association, Chicago, IL, 28 February – 3 March.
Ormhaug, Christin Marsh; Thomas Jackson & Indra de Soysa (2007) Death Wish? Globalization and the Proliferation of Small Arms, 1992–2003, presented at the 48th Annual Metting of the International Studies Association, Chicago, IL, 28 February–3 March.
Ormhaug, Christin Marsh (2006) Democracy, Human Rights, and Demand for Small Arms in Latin AmericaNorwegian Political Science Conference, University of Bergen, 4 January.
Ormhaug, Christin Marsh (2006) Democracy, Human Rights, and Demand for Small Arms in Latin America, presented at Polarization And Conflict conference, Nicosia, Cyprus, 26 April.
Ormhaug, Christin Marsh (2006) Health Consequences of Civil War, presented at the Oslo GROW-net Workshop, Oslo, 10–11 February.

PRIO Policy Brief

Ormhaug, Christin Marsh (2014) National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security in the OSCE Area, PRIO Policy Brief, 5. Oslo, Norway: PRIO.

PRIO Paper

Ormhaug, Christin Marsh; Patrick Meier & Helga Hernes (2009) Armed Conflict Deaths Disaggregated by Gender, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.