Bente Heggem Kojan


I am the current research leader of the research group Centre for Child Protection and Innovation. My work as a researcher includes leading and being involved as a researcher in external funded projects centred around inequality, decision making and child welfare services but I am also interested in wider subjects including social justice and social work ethics.

Prior to academia, I practiced as a social worker in various public services such as habilitation services for children and youth, child welfare services, social security services and in the non-profit organization the Norwegian Cancer Society. I have continued to work close with professionals and decision-makers to explore the challenges and possibilities of decision making in child welfare services.