Lunsjpåfyll: Mental Health and Pandemics

What can we learn from the history of pandemics and the Covid-19 situation? Listen to a selection of pandemic studies at OsloMet.

Meet our researchers from the Centre for Research on Pandemics & Society (PANSOC) at Oslo Metropolitan University. They will focus on what we can learn from historic pandemics and the situation during Covid-19. This event is part of OsloMets marking of World Mental Health Day (

Jessica Dimka will talk about the 1918 influenza pandemic’s mental health consequences / mental illness as risk factor and consequence of the 1918 influenza pandemic.

Carla Louise Hughes is writing a master thesis on the association between the 1918 influenza pandemic and suicides in Norway and will tell us about her preliminary results.

Nan Zou Bakkeli from Consumption Research Norway (SIFO): Rich people are happier than poor people, healthy people are happier than sick people and people in families are happier than single people. How do Norwegians cope during Covid-19 who do not have these happiness factors?

Event organizer: Lunsjpåfyll, University Library (