Stine Bergersen

Doctoral Researcher

Research Interests

Risk- and threat communication, digitalization of crisis management practices, disinformation, risk perception, privacy & data protection, practices of surveillance, research ethics, societal impacts of innovation processes in European crisis management.

I'm currently a doctoral researcher at PRIO and the Law & Criminology Faculty at Vrije Universiteit in Brussels (VUB). My doctoral project is titled "Conveying Complex Uncertainty: The Dilemmas of Communicating about Terror Threats", and was submitted in April 2023. I also work on the project Digital Emergency Communication (DIGeMERGE), and the project Disinformation and people: impacts on societal trust and resilience (FAKENEWS).

Professional background:
  • 2018- Doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Law & Criminology VUB/ Dimensions of Security, PRIO
  • 2021-2022- Head of the Secretariat, "Rolleforståelseutvalget" (Ekspertutvalget som vurderte forholdet mellom politiet og Norsk Narkotikapolitiforening), The Police Department, Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security
  • 2016-2017- Researcher, Dimensions of Security, PRIO
  • 2013-2016- Research Assistant, Dimensions of Security, PRIO
  • 2012- 2014- External Examiner in Criminology (BA and MA), Faculty of Law, University of Oslo
  • ​​​​​2013- Assistant teacher in Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo
  • 2012-2015- External Examiner in Police Science & Sociology, The Norwegian Police University College

  • Ongoing 2023- PhD in Criminology, Law & Criminology Faculty, Vrije Universiteit in Brussels (VUB)
  • 2012- MA in Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo
  • 2010- BA in Criminology & Sociology of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo
  • 2009- BA in Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo

Previous projects (a selection):
  • DRIVER+ Driving Innovation in Crisis Management for European Resilience- PRIO project leader
  • DIGICOM- Communicating Risk in the Digital Age
  • PERSONA- Privacy, Ethical, Regulatory and Social “No-gate crossing point solution” Acceptance
  • LASIE- Large Scale Information Exploitation of Forensic Data​
  • IRISS- Increasing Resilience in Surveillance Societies 
  • PACT- Public Perception of Security and Privacy: Assessing Knowledge, Collecting Evidence, Translating Research into Action 
  • PERSEUS- Protection of European Borders and Seas through the Intelligent Use of Surveillance
  • SOURCE- Virtu​al centre of excellence for research support and coordination on societal security 
  • NordSTEVA- Nordic Centre of Excellence for Security Technologies and Societal Values 
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