Degrees

  • 1970 - Bachelor of Arts (main subjects: theoretical and practical philosophy), Uppsala University
  • 1974 - Master of Arts (education, psychology), Uppsala University
  • 1975 - Master of Science in Psychology, Uppsala University
  • 1984 - Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Linköping University
  • 1991 - Associate Professor (”oavlönad docent”) in Education at Linköping University.

Academic positions

  • Senior Professor in Education, Linköping University, 2014
  • Professor in Education with special emphasis on education and learning in working life, Linköping University, 1998-2014
  • Director HELIX VINN Excellence Centre, Linköping University, 2006-2012
  • Director of the Centre for Studies of Humans, Technology, and Organization (CMTO), Linköping University, 1994-2005
  • Acting Professor (”t f professor”) in Education, Linköping University,1997-1998
  • Acting Professor (”t f professor”) in Adult Education, Linköping University,1990-1993
  • Assistant Professor (”forskarassistent”) in Adult Education, Linköping University, 1986-1990
  • Senior Lecturer (”universitetslektor”) in Education, Linköping University, 1985-1998
  • Lecturer (”universitetsadjunkt”) in Education, Linköping University, 1974-1984
  • Research Assistant (”forskningsassistent”), Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, 1972-1973

Professional assignments

  • Member of Scientific Council of the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, 1997–ongoing.
  • Member of the Board for the Research and Development Centre within Health Care and Social Welfare in the Municipality of Linköping, 2001– on going.
  • Member of the University Board of Linköping University, 2010–2012
  • Chair of the Board for the Foundation APeL Research and Development, 2010–2011
  • Chair of the Steering Group for APeL Research and Development Centre within the National Institute of Working Life, 2000–2004.
  • Member of the International Advisory Board for the Consortium for Workplace Learning under Learning Lab Denmark, 2002–2004.
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Learning, Aalborg University, Denmark, 1999–2003.
  • Member of programme committee of the Swedish Research Council for funding of research within the field of Pedagogics, 2001–2003.
  • Member of programme committee of FAS Research Council for funding of research within the field of Work Organization, 2001-2003 and 2003–2005.
  • Member of programme committee of the Swedish Council for Working Life Research (RALF) for funding of research within the field of Work Organization, Learning, and Organizational Change, 1996.
  • Member of programme committee of the AMFO Research Council for funding of workinglife research, 1993-1995.
  • Member of the Editorial Boards for:
    • Journal of Workplace Learning
    • International Journal of Training Research
    • Human Resource Development Review
    • International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training.

Major research grants

  • Managing Mobility for Learning, Health and Innovation – Research programme at HELIX VINN Excellence Centre, funded by VINNOVA for the period 2006–2007 by 7 million SEK, for the period 2006–2010 and 2011–2013 respectively by 21 million SEK.
  • Connective Models of Workplace Learning and Practice-Based Innovations, funded by VINNOVA 950 thousand SEK per year 2008 – 2010.
  • Work Cultures, Managerial Work and Leadership in Municipalities, funded by the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (FAS), 600 thousand SEK per year 2004– 2006.
  • Learning and Innovation Processes in SMEs funded by VINNOVA, 1.000 thousand SEK per year 2003–2005.
  • Development Processes in Lean Organizations funded by RALF/VINNOVA, 1.300 thousand SEK per year, 2001–2003.
  • Leadership in Team-Based Organizations funded by NUTEK, 1.200 thousand SEK per year, 1999–2001.
  • Long-Term Effects of Education and Training in SMEs funded by the Swedish Council for Working Life Research (RALF), 300 thousand SEK per year, 1997–1999.
  • Conditions for Work-Related Learning in Highly Automated Processing Industry funded by the Swedish Council for Working Life Research (RALF), 300 thousand SEK per year, 1996–1998.
  • Working Life Research Programme at CMTO, Linköping University funded by the Swedish Council for Working Life Research (RALF), 3.500 thousand SEK per year, 1995–2000.

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