Stine Bergersen

Doctoral Researcher


Work phone: 22 54 77 25

Research Interests

The communication of terror threats, risk and risk perceptions, privacy & data protection, practices of surveillance, research ethics, societal impacts of innovation processes in European crisis management.


Monday, 9 Mar 2020

Launched in May 2014, DRIVER+ is an EU-funded project tasked with promoting and testing new, science-based improvements in crisis management to improve the response to climate-change related threats such as wildfires and flooding, as well as other threats such as industrial accidents and terrorism. The DRIVER+ consortium brings together dedicated multi-national practitioners, relief agencies, policy makers, technology suppliers and researchers. Altogether, they represent more than 30 partners in 14 countries. PRIO's role in the project has been to coordinate the work on research ethics and to develop and implement a framework for assessing the potential societal impacts of crisis management solutions. The PRIO team has been led by Stine Bergersen in collaboration with Bruno Oliveira Martins.

The project formally ends in April 2020, and the DRIVER+ Advanced Crisis Management Conference (Final Conference) was organized in Brussels 18th - 20th February 2020.


08.2010 – 05.2012

Masters degree in Criminology

Faculty of Law, University of Oslo


Master thesis: "Risk, security and new conceptions of threat. The governments assessment of the terrorist threat in white papers to the Norwegian parliament from 2001-2008."

08. 2005 – 06.2010Bachelors degree in Criminology & Sociology of Law

Faculty of Law, University of Oslo

08. 2005 - 06. 2009

Bachelors degree in Political Science

Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo


Work Experience:

​09.2017- present
​Doctoral Researcher

PhD project title: "The Dilemmas of Communicating Terror Threats"

Also working on the EU-funded research projects DRIVER+ and PERSONA.
​Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Dimensions of Security/ Vrije Universiteit Brussel- VUB, Faculty of Law and Criminology

01.2016- 09.2017


Project Leader: DRIVER- 
Driving Innovation in Crisis Management for European Resilience

Researcher: LASIE- Large Scale Information Exploitation of Forensic Data

Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Dimensions of Security

09. 2013 - 01.2016
Research Assistant

IRISS- Increasing Resilience in Surveillance Societies, DRIVER- Driving Innovation in Crisis Management for European Resilience, 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, LASIE- Large Scale Information Exploitation of Forensic Data, and SOURCE- Virtu​al centre of excellence for research support and coordination on societal security.​ 

Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Dimensions of Security


11. 2012 – 07.2014

External Examiner in Criminology (BA and MA)

Faculty of Law, University of Oslo

12. 2012 – 02.2015​

External Examiner in Police Science & Sociology

The Norwegian Police University College

02. 2013 – 06.2013Assistant teacher in CriminologyFaculty of Law, University of Oslo


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