Ottar Ness, Ph.D.

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences
Department of Education and Lifelong Learning
7491 Trondheim, Norway

Phone: +47 90 12 53 12

Ottar works as a Professor of Counselling at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and serves as the Head NTNU WellFare: Nordic Research Centre on Well-being and Social Sustainability. He did his PhD-research in Norway on a collaborative learning project on how therapists learn new ideas and practices together. His training, research, and policy interests focus on relational welfare and well-being focusing on mattering, fairness and wellness. Especially, he is interested in recovery in mental health and substance use. He is also interested in family therapy and relational therapies. He is also focusing on the theories of science, qualitative research methods, and the use of participatory action research and citizen science methodologies, especially with a focus on social constructionist theory and practice.