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Sofie Pilemalm


Information systems in emergency and crisis management 

I am Professor in Informatics and director of the Centre for Advanced Research in Emergency Response (CARER), meaning that I perform and lead interdisciplinary research in the areas of response systems, emergency management, and crisis management.

My own research perspectives embrace organizational development and learning, user-centred design, participatory design, CSCW, co-production and citizen engagement. This in application areas such as response systems, crisis management, and command and control systems.

In 2015, CARER received 20 million SEK to further develop an interdisciplinary research environment focusing on method- and technology development on for effective response at the incident site of tomorrow. I am the head of this programme. Altogether, this implies that I work across the faculties and with a number of research institutions, including management, research and supervision tasks. My research is carried out in close co-operations with practitioners.


Latest publications


Petter Norrblom, Erik Prytz, Sofie Pilemalm, Tobias Andersson Granberg, Carl-Oscar Jonson (2023) Vad motiverar frivilliga att fortsätta vara frivilliga? Framtidens Skadeplats 2023 Continue to DOI
Erik Prytz, Petter Norrblom, Sofie Pilemalm, Tobias Andersson Granberg, Carl-Oscar Jonson (2023) What motivates and demotivates emergency response volunteers? A survey-based factor analysis study Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, Vol. 31, Article 38 Continue to DOI
Rebecca Stenberg, Fredrik Kokacka, David Gundlegård, Jouni Lindberg, Sofie Pilemalm, Tobias Andersson Granberg (2023) Lokalisering i oländig terräng: Slutrapport Terrängpejlen-projektet
Jaziar Radianti, Sofie Pilemalm, Kristine Steen-Tveit, Kjetil Rustenberg (2023) Enhancing Learning from Incidents by Reconstruction of Events: Using the SQUARE Tool for Evaluation Proceedings of the 20th International ISCRAM Conference, p. 663-675
Sofie Pilemalm, Kayvan Yousefi Mojir (2023) Digitalized Cross-Sector Collaboration for an Effective Emergency Response: Emerging Forms of Network Governance Disaster Management and Information Technology. Public Administration and Information Technology, p. 269-305 Continue to DOI
Sofie Pilemalm, Wael Alkusaibati (2023) Digitalized Co-production of Emergency Response: To Make Local Initiatives National 2023 NINTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDEMOCRACY & EGOVERNMENT, ICEDEG, p. 37-44 Continue to DOI
Wael Alkusaibati, Sofie Pilemalm (2023) Digitalized Co-production and Volunteerism in Emergency Response: a Literature Review Proceedings of the 20th International ISCRAM Conference, p. 738-750