Christine Øye

Field of work

Health and social care service research

Practice development and innovation studies

Use of coercion and restraint in mental health services and nursing homes

Milieu therapy in mental health services

User participation and power relations

Person-centred care

Patient and user communities

Research ethics

Ethnographic research and critical ethnography

Implementation research and co-creation of knowledge

Courses taught

PhD level:

Health and social care service research

Research ethics and methodology

Critical ethnography and innovation

Master level: 

Mental health work adults and youth

Elderly care, ageing and society

E-health and implementation 


Sosiologi and social anthropology 



Research areas

Coercion and restraint use in health and social care services

Patient- and user communities

Home care services and ageing

E-health and innovation

Research groups

Collaboration and Innovation in Health and social care services

Health and social care service research

Implementation and Methodology


  • International Practice Development in Health and Social Care

    Manley, Kim, Wilson, Valerie, Øye, Christine (2021)
  • Transforming Health and Social Care Using Practice Development

    Manley, Kim, Wilson, Valerie, Øye, Christine (2021)
  • Fresh news: What can meaningful activities in times of person-centredness look like? An analysis of activities in four day care centres in Denmark and Norway

    Øye, Christine (2021)
  • Results and reflections from the EISEN project

    Øye, Christine (2021)
  • Uformell tvang i sykehjem – en måte å ivareta beboeres verdighet på? Eksempler fra MEDCED

    Øye, Christine (2021)