Torill started as a postdoctoral researcher in the PriSUD project in the summer of 2021. In addition to collaborating with the Nordic research groups in PriSUD-Nordic, Torill works on studies focusing on older individuals in prison and groups with various mental health diagnoses. Torill is responsible for a new research and development project on corrections and welfare services in Norway, commissioned by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security.
Torill obtained her Ph.D. in epidemiology from the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. Her study was a register-based investigation that explored intergenerational transmission of educational attainment and labor market attachment in the Danish population born between 1930 and 2002. She also has experience in research on overdose mortality, sickness absence, substance abuse, and forensic toxicology.
Furthermore, Torill has several years of experience as a facilitator and mentor in rehabilitation companies, providing support and assistance to individuals seeking help through the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) to enter or reintegrate into the job market. She has worked extensively with mental health and life skills, gaining significant experience in motivational interviewing (MI) and holding certifications in Supported Employment (SE) and Career Tools.
Tverborgvik, Torill., Stavseth, Marianne Riksheim & Bukten, Anne. "The association between drug use and mortality in a norwegian prison cohort: a prospective cohort study." Health Justice 11, 22 (2023).