Mai Camilla Munkejord

Field of work

Hi there! I currently work as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Caring Science at the Center for Care Research, West here at HVL. In addition to the postdoctoral position, I have an 20% position as a full Professor in Intercultural Studies at NLA University College, campus Sandviken.

In my postdoctoral position, I do research on themes such as drug-free dementia care, ageing and care in rural and Indigenous communities, family care / spousal care, migrant live-in carers, and on the intersection between ageing, indigeneity and wellbeing. 

I have the pleasure of supervising several PhD students. 

I have published a number of scientific articles, in addition to book chapters and reports. Here are my scientific publications since 2018:

2024 Silan, W., Munkejord MC. Pinhkngyan: Paths Taken to Develop Indigenous Research Methodologies. The Case of the Tayal People, Taiwan, in Sage Research Methods: Diversifying and Decolonizing Research,

2023 Mbatudde Skjold, S., & Munkejord, M. C. Enabling Teams to Implement Innovative Personalized Activation in a Public Sector Context: Why and How Frontline Leadership Matters. Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration27(4), 37–51.

2023 Mørkve ÅW, Munkejord MC. Reducing Prejudice against Children with Tungiasis: A Qualitative Study from Kenya on How a School Intervention May Raise Awareness and Change Attitudes towards Neglected Diseases. Societies. 13(6):139.

2023. Munkejord, MC Så er det sant at alt kan snu. En fortelling om å gi slipp på barndomstraumer ved hjelp av psykolog, psykodrama og hypnoterapi – og noen ord om å utgi en selvbiografisk bok om det hele, attpåtil. I Tidsskrift for psykisk helsearbeid, s. 159–165, (this article is experienced-based, not scientific)

2023 Holster, T., Munkejord, M.C. How can we foster caring meals? Findings from an ethnographic study in day care centers for older adults in Sápmi, Norway. Humanit Soc Sci Commun 10, 214. 

2023 Silan, W., & Munkejord, MC Pinhkngyan: paths taken to recognizing, doing and developing Indigenous methodologies. AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples0(0).

2022 Munkejord MC & Tingvold, L: “Challenging behaviors in nursing homes. A relational perspective. Global Qualitative Nursing Research.

2022 Blix, B. & Munkejord, MC: ‘“Indigenous Sami Family Caregivers’ Experiences With Accessing and Collaborating With Municipal Health and Care Services” Global Qualitative Nursing Research

2022 Silan, W. & Munkejord, MC: Hmali’, Rgyax and Gaga: A study of how Tayal Elders reclaim their Indigenous identities in Taiwan. AlterNative: International J of Indigenous Peoples.

2022: Ness, T & Munkejord, MC: “All I expect is that they accept that I am a Sami” an analysis of experiences of healthcare encounters and expectations for future care services among older South Sami in Norway. J of Circumpolar Health. 81:1, 2078472, DOI: 10.1080/22423982.2022.2078472

(2022) Wara, T & Munkejord, MC: Female Russian Migrants in Norway and Their Stories about the International Women’s Day. Journal of Peace Education (level 2)

(2022) Bruun-Lauridsen, M & Munkejord MC: Creating condition for professional development through a trauma-informed and restorative practice. Social Work (level 2).

(2021) Munkejord, MC, Ness, TM & Gao, IWS: We are all interdependent. A study of relationships between migrant live-in carers and employers in Taiwan. Recently accepted for publication in Global Qualitative Nursing Research.

(2021) Sætre, Hilde S & Munkejord MC: We felt like we were not part of the project. An analysis of tensions in the development and implementation of a public sector innovation project in Norway. Nordic Journal of Social Research,

(2021) Stefánsdottir, OA, Munkejord, MC & Sveinbjarnardottir, EK: Maintaining or letting go of couplehood: Perspectives of male spousal dementia caregivers in Scand J of Caring Sciences,

(2021) Ness, Tove & Munkejord MC: Being connected to nature, reindeer, and family: Findings from a photovoice study on well-being among older South Sámi people. Int J of Circumpolar Health.

2021, Bruun-Lauridsen, & Munkejord MC: Creating condition for professional development through a trauma-informed and restorative practice. In Social Work (level 2).

2021, Munkejord, MC Tove M. Ness & I-An W.S. Gao: “This Life is Normal for Me”: A Study of Everyday Life Experiences and Coping Strategies of Live-in Carers in Taiwan, Journal of Gerontological Social Work, DOI: 10.1080/01634372.2021.1917032

2020, Schönfelder, W, Eggebø, H & Munkejord, MC: Social care for older people – a blind spot in the Norwegian care system. In Social Work in Health Care.

2020, Tingvold, L & Munkejord MC: Shared goals, communication and mutual respect in multicultural staff teams: A relational coordination perspective. In review in Nursing Open.

2020, Munkejord, MC, Stefansdottir, OA & Sveinbjarnardottir, EK: Who cares for the carer? The suffering, struggles and unmet needs of older women caring for husbands with cognitive decline, in International Practice Development Journal,

2019, Eggebø, H., Munkejord, M. C. & Schönfelder, W. Land, History and People: Older people’s Stories about Meaningful Activities and Social Relations in Later Life. Journal of Population Ageing.

2019 Munkejord, MC Challenging the ethnic pyramid: Golden rules and organisational measures towards a more inclusive work environment. Journal of Nursing Management.

2019 Munkejord, MC & Tingvold, L: You have to have an eye for elderly care: Staff perceptions of competence in a multicultural nursing home in Norway. In Social Science and Medicine, Vol 232, 230-237,

2018, Munkejord, Mai Camilla; Schönfelder, Walter; Eggebø, Helga. Sosial omsorg − fra blind flekk til sentralt innsatsområde i hjemmebasert eldreomsorg?. (fulltekst) Tidsskrift for omsorgsforskning; Volum 4 (3). ISSN 2387-5976.s 298 - 306.s doi: 10.18261/ISSN.2387-5984-2018-03-12.

2018, Munkejord, Mai Camilla; Eggebø, Helga; Schönfelder, Walter. Hjemme best? En tematisk analyse av eldres fortellinger om omsorg og trygghet i eget hjem Home sweet home?. Tidsskrift for omsorgsforskning; Volum 4 (1). ISSN 2387-5976.s 16 - 26.s doi: 10.18261/ISSN.2387-5984-2018-01-03.

2018, Wara, Tatiana; Munkejord, Mai Camilla. Dressing down to fit in: Analyzing (re)orientation processes through stories about Norwegianization. (fulltekst) Women's Studies: International Forum; Volum 67. ISSN 0277-5395.s 30 - 37.s doi: 10.1016/j.wsif.2018.01.001.




Research areas
  • ageing and care in an indigenous perspective
  • family care
  • indigeneity and well-being
  • spousal dementia care
  • person-centred care
  • social care
  • everyday life spirituality
  • live-in carers / migrant care work
  • work inclusion, supported employment
  • gender, migration, indigeneity
  • public sector innovation