Before the summer, NIOM established a two-year project position for a communications advisor in an effort to increase their visibility, an important part of the strategic plan NIOM’s owners and board has set for the period of 2016 – 2020. In the end of August, Jon-Eric Melsæter stepped in to the role.

Before arriving at NIOM, Melsæter worked most recently as communications advisor in Securitas, where he was responsible for external communication. He has a Bachelor of Mass Communication with double majors in Media Communication and Public Relations from Queensland University Of Technology and a Masters degree in Educational Resources from HSN (The University College of Southeast Norway).

– Together with NIOM’s leadership, we will work towards achieving the goals set in NIOM’s strategic plan by developing a communication strategy, strengthening and expanding existing relationships with important stakeholders as well as utilizing new technology to reach new audiences, on technological platforms NIOM has not traditionally been, said Melsæter.

Melsæter joins a growing group of dedicated scientists and engineers that work daily to ensure patient safety in the Nordic countries.