University of OsloSkip primary navigation


University of OsloAbout The University    Academics    Student Life    University Library   

Research - banner

RESEARCH   -   Faculty of Medicine   -   Faculty Division Rikshospitalet



Thor Willy Ruud Hansen (1946)


Professor, Department of neonatology

Women & Children’s Division

Oslo University Hospital - Rikshospitalet

University of Oslo

Professional training: (complete CV [English])


Career highlights:



Teaching experience and qualifications:


·         Research fellow/instructor in pediatrics, University of Oslo, 1983-88

·         Assistant instructor in pediatrics, Brown University, RI, USA, 1988-90

·         Associate professor of anesthesia, critical care medicine, and pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 1994-7.

·         Professor of pediatrics, University of Oslo, 2003- to date

  • Pre- and postgraduate education of nurses, 1970 - to date
  • Postgraduate courses for physicians, including course leadership for the course “Neonatal techniques and procedures”.
  • Completed course work for full qualifications in university pedagogics, 2006
  • Responsible for the University of Oslo “Pediatrics Portal”, a collection of web-based learning tools in pediatrics for medical students

Research interests:


  • Primary focus is the neurobiology of bilirubin toxicity in neonates.
  • More recent research interests include ethics and neonatal/pediatric pharmacology/pharmacotherapy.

International experience:


  • Exchange student, Wisconsin, USA, 1964-5
  • Medical missionary, Quessua, Malanje, Angola, 1977-80.
  • Fulbright fellow, Rockefeller University, USA, 1985-6.
  • Neonatal fellow, Brown University, USA, 1988-90.
  • Associate professor, University of Pittsburgh, 1994-7.

Further details:


Research in the Department of Pediatrics