Thomas Nilsen

Name: Thomas Nilsen
Country: Norway
Degrees: Masters of Business Administration (specialization in school management)
Current job title: 1) Head of department for special needs education 2) Vice director
Institution: 1) Godalen Vocational College 2) Rogaland School and Business Development Foundation
Short autobiography:

My special interest is in school development processes and enhancing completion rates for special needs students (socio-economically disadvantaged and students with diagnosis)

Reason for joining: I am interested in being able to influence the researchers and motivate them for co-operation with Vocational schools when setting up the research for the future. Researchers often work in isolation without the very close co-operation with the practitioners who know a lot about every day student life at Vocational schools.
Current research interest in relation to the COST Action: Appearance aspect in relation to psychosocial and public health issues in vocational settings: a) Training of teachers, counsellors and administration in psychosocial aspects b) How appearance related medical conditions relates to education, vocational training, employment and overall quality of life
COST Actions Outcomes:
E-mail: thomas@nilsen.com
Link to institution: www.godalen.vgs.no / rogalandsbdf.com