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PhD in Education, Assoc Professor/Senior Lecturer in Social Work esp. Organization. Course coordinator international courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. International coordinator at the Department of Social Work. Acting Prof (affiliated) to University of Applied Sc, Hawk, Hildesheim, Germany. Several publications focusing on educational science and pedagogy in social studies (see DIVA).

Research orientation: Social sciences/Educational science; interdisciplinarity, profession, challenge-based and organizational learning, internationalization in higher education, transnational learning and collaboration, social welfare and ageing.

Since 2010, I coordinate the research network CareSam (caresam.mau.se), a transnational, cross-border network with a focus on elderly issues, where research, education and practice collaborate on elderly issues.

Teaching language skills: English, German, Swedish.

In my research interest, there is a genuine interest in both studying and understanding organizational and professional changes based on Educational Sciences and pedagogical points of departure. Since I defended my doctoral dissertation in 2010 (Lund University) with the title “A profession in change: a development ecology perspective”, I have continued to immerse myself in comparative, contextual welfare, higher education issues and internationalization in Educational design in particular. I have immersed myself in knowledge formation around cross-border pedagogical meetings in profession and organization with a focus on elderly issues.

Through externally funded projects, processes and scientific production had three main perspectives; learning, care and societal perspectives. This includes social innovation and inclusion. Over the years, I have actively worked with in-depth international educational collaboration and integrated research and education. In my research, I have individually and in collaboration developed how development ecological models and Community of Practice can be applied in learning processes.

In summary, my research is about: a) Knowledge formation about the role and significance of the pedagogical meeting in cross-border meetings in profession and organization b) Reflective applied science on the basis of international collaborations in education and research c) Development of the importance of levels in knowledge formation in the interplay of the individual, the organization and society and how change processes could be understood d) Knowledge of how learning, care and societal perspectives in progression can be understood around learning processes about aging and welfare.

ORCID: 0000-0003-0428-2001

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