Christin Marsh Ormhaug


Christin Marsh Ormhaug
Christin Marsh Ormhaug left PRIO in 2014. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Research Interests

Lead researcher on an OSCE study that compares the development of National Action Plans (NAPs) regarding the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. The aim of the study is to compare different NAPs and provide a toolkit for other countries within the region which are working on their own plans.

I have recently handed in my PhD studying the effects of civil war on maternal and child health. The PhD focuses on sub-Saharan Africa, and I combine cross-country studies with DHS data with field work from two different locations in South Sudan (Juba and Magwe).


​Languages spoken:

Norwegian, English, French, and Spanish

Working experience:

From August 2013: Lead researcher on OSCE project on the development of National Action Plans for the implementation of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.

From October 2006: PhD candidate (research associate) at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and at the Centre for the Study of Civil War at PRIO

November 2004-September 2006: Research assistant at the Centre for the Study of Civil War

June-October 2004: Research assistant at the Nasjonalt kompetansesenter for aldersdemens, where I cowrote a research report on people with learning disabilities and their ageing processes.

January-March 2004: Campaign coordinator for Human-Etisk Forbund. I was coordinating the activities of 400 confimants in Oslo who collected money for development projects in India.

October-December 2003: Research assistant at the Centre for the Study of Civil War, where I updated a conflict database under the supervision of Centre director Scott Gates.

In my spare time I am an active member of the board of Norske Leger mot Atomvåpen, the Norwegian affiliate of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. We are currently focusing on a campaign to ban nuclear weapons and continuing the work against the uncontrolled spread of small arms and light weapons.

I have also been chair of the board at Norsk Fredssenter (Norwegian Peace Centre), now a part of the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue.



2000-2003: Hovedfag (Master´s degree) in sociology at the University of Oslo, with theory courses from Northwestern University, USA.

1999: Cand. Mag. (Bachelor´s degree) from the University of Oslo including the subjects psychology, medicine and sociology.


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The following publications are specific to the PRIO GPS Centre. A more complete list is available at

All Publications

Conference Paper

Belbo, Ragnhild; Gudrun Østby; Henrik Urdal; Andreas Forø Tollefsen; Andreas Kotsadam & Christin Marsh Ormhaug (2015) Armed conflict and maternal health care Micro-level evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa., presented at the Annual Convention of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA, 3–6 September.

PRIO Policy Brief

Ormhaug, Christin Marsh (2014) National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security in the OSCE Area, PRIO Policy Brief, 5. Oslo, Norway: PRIO.

PRIO Paper

Meier, Patrick; Helga Hernes & Christin Marsh Ormhaug (2009) Armed Conflict Deaths Disaggregated by Gender, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.