Helene Oppen Ingebrigtsen Gundhus

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Visiting address Kristian Augusts gate 17 Domus Juridica 8.etg 0164 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 6706 St. Olavs plass 0130 OSLO

Academic interests

Policing and society; security and social control; crime prevention; knowledge regimes, science and technology studies (STS); qualitative methods (discourse analysis, etnography).


Gundhus teaches the following courses: KRIM2000, KRIM4101, KRIM4102.

She supervises MA students of criminology and five PhD students.


Helene O. I. Gundhus obtained a PhD in criminology from the University of Oslo in 2006. From 2006 to 2016 she worked at the Norwegian Police University College (PHS), where she was appointed professor in 2013. As project leader of “New trends in Modern Policing”, funded by the Norwegian Research Council, she holds a professor II position at Norwegian Police University College. Gundhus has experience in leading research evaluations, i.a. the Evaluation of the Coordination of Crime Preventing Measures (SLT). 

Gundhus has been national team leader in comparative research projects such as ‘Policing Streets of Europe’ and Social Crime Prevention in Late Modern Europe’.


She was, together with professor Katja Franko, awarded the Radzinowicz Prize 2015 for the article Policing Humanitarian Borderlands: Frontex, Human Rights and the Precariousness of Life.


  • Member of the editorial board of European Journal of Policing Studies
  • Member of the steering group for European Society of Criminology, Working Group on policing
  • Member of Border Criminologies
  • Member of Leverhulme International Network on External Border Control


Gundhus leads the project New Trends in Modern Policing at Norwegian Police University College where partners include the University of Oslo/Faculty of Law, Scottish Institute for Policing Research, The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention, Linnaeus University, University of Copenhagen and the University of Cape Town. As a part of this project she is editing the anthology ‘Moral issues in Intelligence Led Policing (Routledge) together with Nick Fyfe and Kira Vrist Rønn.

Gundhus is part of Nordic Police Research Network. Gundhus also participates in the project ’Getting to the core of Crimmigration. Assessing the Role of Discretion in Managing Internal Cross-Border Mobility’, led by Maartje van der Woude.


New Trends in Modern Policing, NFR 238170/F60  - Led by Gundhus.

’Getting to the core of Crimmigration,. Assessing the Role of Discretion in Managing Internal Cross-Border Mobility’ –Led by professor M.A.H. van der Woude


Published Aug. 15, 2016 2:43 PM - Last modified Aug. 5, 2020 2:36 PM