Anne is a psychologist specialised in congenital deafblindness and communication. She has worked in the field of deafblindness since 1982, with a special focus on the identification of congenital deafblindness. She has contributed to staff training and higher education in the Nordic countries and internationally through collaboration with the Nordic Welfare Centre (NVC), the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, and University of South East Norway (USN) She is currently employed at the Unit for Dual Visual and Hearing loss and Deafblindness at Statped, Oslo. She is also a part time lecturer at University of South East Norway (USN).
Else Marie Svingen
Else Marie Svingen is a Special Educator reacently retired from the field of dual sensory impairment and Deafblindness where she has worked since the1980s. She is a former Head of the unit at Statped in Oslo where she contributed significantly to the fields of acquired and congenital deafblindness through her research, teaching, rehabilitation work, professional training and management. Her research work focused on the quality of service provision for elderly people with dual sensory loss, in close collaboration with Kolbein Lyng.