Knut Ivar Bjørlykhaug

Social worker, writer and environmental activist
Knut Ivar Bjørlykhaug's work focuses on the links between mental and public health, social problems (and solutions) and nature.

Why you should listen

Knut Ivar Bjørlykhaug is from the North-Western coast of Norway and feels especially connected to the bird island Runde. Knut Ivar is currently working on a PhD project in Social work and Social Policy at the University of South Eastern Norway and Oslo Metropolitan University. He is also working hands on with the environmental crisis, being a part of the environmental movement for many years, and recently edited a book with philosopher Arne Johan Vetlesen, exploring ecological sorrow through different personal stories and popular science. 

Knut Ivar Bjørlykhaug’s TED talk