I am head of the Research Communications and Media Relations unit. This unit works to disseminate research results and describe how new knowledge brings benefit to society.
The unit consists of 20 co-workers, several of whom are located at departments, research centres and research programmes.
We are responsible for central media relations, which includes disseminating new research results and other news both in Sweden and abroad, dealing with questions from the media, and providing internal support in media issues. We provide background information about Linköping University, and editorial services for the annual report and plan of operations.
My role as head of the unit includes management and coaching, operational planning, budget planning, follow up, recruitment, performance reviews and salary negotiations with individuals, and other personnel issues.
I also participate actively in day-to-day communication operations. My main tasks include:
• Managing contact with the press
• Editing LiU magazine (the university’s external magazine)
• Project management and participation in various communication projects.
In 2015 I was awarded the university’s annual Outstanding Leadership Award.